Electronic Early Detection, Monitoring & Mapping Tools for Invasive Species

The University of Georgia’s Bugwood Network has developed an Early Detection and Distribution Mapping System, or EDDMapS, to provide a more accurate picture of the distribution of invasive species. EDDMapS will allow land managers, agencies and others to set priorities for early detection and rapid response (EDRR), as well as formulate overall invasive plant management action plans.

It was designed as a tool to develop more complete local, state and regional level distribution data of invasive species, identify “leading edge” ranges of new invasive threats, provide a means of implementing EDRR, and help corroborate threats and refine invasive species lists and management priorities.


EDDMapS Web Site

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EDDMapS Projects

seeppc-eddmaps Southeast Exotic Pest Plant Council
www.se-eppc.org/eddMapS/

The mission of the Southeast Exotic Pest Plant Council is to support the management of invasive exotic plants in natural areas of the Southeast U.S. by providing a forum for the exchange of scientific, educational and technical information. The Southeast Exotic Pest Plant Council is a non-profit organization and is not a regulatory agency. EDDMapS provides a means for the state EPPCs to report and monitor invasive plants.

fleppc-eddmaps Florida Exotic Pest Plant Council
www.fleppc.org/EDDMapS/

The mission of the Florida Exotic Pest Plant Council is to support the management of invasive exotic plants in Florida's natural areas by providing a forum for the exchange of scientific, educational and technical information. The Florida Exotic Pest Plant Council is a non-profit organization and is not a regulatory agency. EDDMapS provides a means for the Florida EPPC to report and monitor invasive plants.

evergladescisma Everglades Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area
www.evergladescisma.org

Everglades restoration poses new challenges for invasive species management and has created a need for a more defined commitment to cooperation among agencies and organizations at higher levels of policy and management. This site uses EDDMapS for reporting and distribution of these invasive species in the greater Everglades area.


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