General Invasive Species Information

What Are Invasive Species?

An invasive species is a non-native species (including seeds, eggs, spores, or other propagules) whose introduction causes or is likely to cause economic harm, environmental harm, or harm to human health. The term "invasive" is used for the most aggressive species. These species grow and reproduce rapidly, causing major disturbances to the areas in which they are present.

  • Invasive species, if left uncontrolled, can and will limit land use now and into the future.
  • Invasive species can negatively impact hunting, fishing, camping, hiking, boating and other outdoor recreational activities.
  • Approximately 42% of threatened or endangered species are at risk due to non-native, invasive species.

 

General Information

CENTER FOR AQUATIC AND INVASIVE PLANTS
Why Manage Invasive Plants?

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General Information On Invasive Species
Ecological, Economic, and General Impacts

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Invasive Species 101: An Introduction

CONABIO
Análisis de Riesgo 
Diplomado: Fundamentos para la Prevención y Manejo de Especies Exóticas Invasoras en México (2011) 
Introduced Species in Mexico (Spanish) 
Introduction to Invasive Species (Spanish)
Malezas de México 
Reuniones y Talleres

 

Invasive Species Images

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BarkBeetles.org 
Bugwood Image Database
Forestry Images 
ForestPests.org
Insect Images
Invasive.org
IPM Images 
Weed Images 

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Image Galleries

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Banco de Imágenes (Spanish)


 

Invasive Species Videos

CENTER FOR AQUATIC AND INVASIVE PLANTS
Florida Waters: Ours to Protect (1:55) & Why We Manage Aquatic Invasive Plants (3:12) 
Invasive Plant Student Video Challenge 
UF-IFAS Invasive Plant Education Initiative YouTube Channel—with play lists about invasive species 

 

Species Invasion Curve

LeRoy Rodgers, South Florida Water Management District