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Global Invasive Species Database (GISD)

Latest version published on Dec 23, 2016
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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 has recently undergone a restructuring that was focused on optimising data and information presentation and an improved search function. The GISD is now hosted at the Institute for Environmental Protection and Research -ISPRA, Italy. 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. As the database is continually being populated with species information, please check back on a regular basis for updates. See http://www.issg.org/database/welcome/ for more information.

Data Records

The data in this checklist resource has been published as a Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A), which is a standardized format for sharing biodiversity data as a set of one or more data tables. The core data table contains 4,954 records. 3 extension data tables also exist. An extension record supplies extra information about a core record. The number of records in each extension data table is illustrated below.

  • Taxon (core)
    4954
  • Distribution 
    19813
  • VernacularName 
    8095
  • Pathways 
    1082

This IPT archives the data and thus serves as the data repository. The data and resource metadata are available for download in the downloads section. The versions table lists other versions of the resource that have been made publicly available and allows tracking changes made to the resource over time.

Downloads

Download the latest version of this resource data as a Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A) or the resource metadata as EML or RTF:

Data as a DwC-A file download 4,954 records in English (307 KB) - Update frequency: unknown
Metadata as an EML file download in English (7 KB)
Metadata as an RTF file download in English (8 KB)

Versions

The table below shows only published versions of the resource that are publicly accessible.

How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

To cite the Global Invasive Species Database (GISD), please use: Global Invasive Species Database (http://www.issg.org/database) To cite specific GISD content, please use (e.g): Global Invasive Species Database, 2005. Rattus rattus. Available from: http://www.issg.org/database/species/ecology.asp?si=19&fr=1&sts=sss [Accessed 1st September 2005].

Rights

Researchers should respect the following rights statement:

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

GBIF Registration

This resource has not been registered with GBIF

Keywords

Checklist

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Shyama Pagad
Prgram Officer
ISSG University of Auckland NZ
http://www.issg.org/

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Shyama Pagad
Prgram Officer
ISSG University of Auckland NZ
http://www.issg.org/

Who filled in the metadata:

Shyama Pagad
Prgram Officer
ISSG University of Auckland NZ
http://www.issg.org/

Geographic Coverage

Dataset coverage is global. The designation of geographical entities do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of ISSG, SSC, IUCN, GISP, or other participating organisations concerning the legal status of any country, territory, or area, or of its authorities, or concerning the delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries.

Bounding Coordinates South West [-90, -180], North East [90, 180]

Additional Metadata

The Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG) is a partner in the Conservation Commons (www.conservationcommons.org). Principles of the Conservation Commons include free and open access to data, information and knowledge for conservation purposes, and full rights to attribution for any uses of data, information, or knowledge, and the right to ensure that the original integrity of their contribution to the Commons is preserved. Users of the Global Invasive Species Database (GISD) are expected to comply, in good faith, with terms of use. ISSG is the copyright owner in the GISD compilation as a whole, and in the compilation of data of each of the database pages. Some ISSG pages contain images and material that are copyrighted by others and used by ISSG with permission. Such information is available to you for private study and research. You should obtain permission from the copyright owner for other uses. It is the sole responsibility of you, the user of this site, to carefully examine the content of the ISSG and all linked pages for copyright restrictions and to secure the necessary permissions.

Alternative Identifiers http://ipt.gbif.org/resource?r=gisd