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Global Invasive Species Database

Global Invasive Species Database
The Global Invasive Species Database (GISD) aims to increase awareness about invasive alien species and to facilitate effective prevention and management activities. It is managed by the Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG) of the SSC- Species Survival Commission of the IUCN -International Union for Conservation of Nature. The GISD was developed as part of the global initiative on invasive species led by the Global Invasive Species Programme GISP and was/is supported through partnerships with the National Biological Information Infrastructure (NBII), Manaaki Whenua-Landcare Research and the University of Auckland. The GISD focuses on invasive alien species that threaten native biodiversity and natural ecosystems and covers all taxonomic groups from micro-organisms to animals and plants in all ecosystems. Species information is either supplied by or reviewed by expert contributors from around the world. Related:  High School Field Ecology CourseField/Citizen Science

IUCN/SSC Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG) Plus de 75 plantes toxiques décortiquées et expliquées ! School Programs | Ned Smith Center for Nature and Art If you’re a teacher or lead a youth group, the Ned Smith Center for Nature and Art offers a number of wonderful educational opportunities year-round for children and adults. All programs are led by trained center staff and volunteers, and besides being informative, are lots of fun. If you’re looking for something new and unique to do, call the Ned Smith Center at (717) 692-3699, or email us at info@nedsmithcenter.org. Please allow at least four weeks’ notice in scheduling. NEW PROGRAM! Nature PhotographyUsing digital cameras and special close-up lenses, students can learn the basics of photography (composition, balance, focal points) while exploring the scenic Ned Smith Center property and photographing natural subjects from wildflowers to salamanders and insects. Custom ProgramsThe Ned Smith Center is always happy to work with you to devise programs to fit your special needs in the arts or natural sciences, though we ask for as much advance notice as possible.

FieldGuides About eNature | Get eNature Content | Contact | Wildlife List Login | Help Species Search: Ask an Expert Advanced Search Ringtones Mobile Apps Blog I want to: ©2007 eNature.com Site Map User Settings About Us/ContactFree content Media Kit Link To Us Copyright Privacy Policy eBird Great Backyard Bird Count—take someone birding! February 12-15 (Friday through Monday) is the 19th annual Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC). To participate, just go birding during this timeframe and make sure to enter your checklists in eBird. The GBBC was one of the first demonstrations that the Internet could be used to collect bird checklists and was instrumental in the creation of eBird back in 2002. Kathy Lopez, January eBirder of the Month Please join us in congratulating Kathy Lopez of Nampa, Idaho, winner of the January 2016 eBird Challenge, sponsored by Carl Zeiss Sports Optic. Dream job? There are also currently four positions open to become a part of the eBird technical team: a Principal Web Service Developer and a Web Service Developer, a Data Service Developer-Administrator, and a DevOps Engineer. Merlin Project Coordinator position available Merlin is one of the most popular bird identification apps in the world. February eBirder of the Month Challenge

Plant Creations Le Réseau National de Surveillance Aérobiologique (R.N.S.A.) Examining new trends in citizen science | The Student Blog At the start of every year, most people will have made a list of New Year’s resolutions. Some of the most common this year will be to get fit, adopt healthy eating habits and spend more time with the family. But have you ever thought about using your spare time to help classify galaxies, monitor coral reefs to detect signs of disease and invasive species outbreaks or to monitor the exposure effects of air pollution? More people are contributing to scientific projects through citizen science and factor goals such as these in their 2016 plans. But an important question remains: how much of the contributed data is published as peer-reviewed scientific articles? What exactly is citizen science? A simplified definition of “citizen science” taken from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology is “a project in which volunteers partner with scientists to answer real-world questions”. Citizen science in publication Follet and Strezov reported that the first citizen science article was published in 1997.

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