What We Do
The Center is involved in numerous grant-funded projects and cooperative agreements relating to invasive species, integrated pest management and forest health. Over the past ten years, we have received over $4 million in extramural funds to support Bugwood staff and activities.
The Center integrates science-based resources with information technology applications and graphic design tools to provide a wide array of services. The Center's award-winning staff works with the client organization to efficiently develop and deliver the best product in a timely fashion to meet their specific needs.
- To become a preeminent national and international public service and outreach center
- To develop collaboration between UGA and state, university, federal and international partners
- To integrate and develop information and programs
- To produce web sites, publications, posters and presentations
- To serve as a clearing house for information, applied research and training
- To promote public awareness, education and applied research
Bugwood Images is a grant-funded project that began in 1994. The website, launched in 2001, has grown and received a great deal of recognition. Bugwood Images provides an easily accessible archive of high quality images for use in educational applications. It is made up of five major website interfaces: ForestryImages, IPMImages, InsectImages, WeedImages, and Invasive.org.
The focus of Bugwood Images is on species of economic concern. Images cover invasive species, forestry, agriculture, integrated pest management, plants, insects, diseases, fungi, wildlife, fire and other natural resource issues. Images are reviewed for content and quality. In most cases, the images found in this system were uploaded to our database by the actual photographers. Images are available freely for educational and non-commercial use, as long as they are cited. Commercial usage is dictated by individual photographers, who retain all rights to images.
- Bugwood Image Database - a hub for the image database tools and image sites
- Forestry Images - related to forest health and silviculture
- Insect Images - related to insects focusing on the organization of images by taxonomic relationships and the type of damage they cause and the various life stages of each species
- IPM Images - related to Integrated Pest Management of various commodities
- Weed Images - for use in educational applications
- Invasive.org - related to identification and management of invasive species
We strive to provide environmentally conscience organizations with professional, easy to manage and use websites. Currently, we manage 75 websites receiving 210,631,529 page views in 2018 from several organizations, universities, and agencies. We have worked to bring awareness and invasive species mapping to other countries across the globe.
iOS and Android Applications
The Center is involved in the design and publication of numerous mobile applications for both Android and iOS devices. To date, the Center has published 76 smartphone applications on topics including, but not limited to, reporting broad (e.g., EDDMapS Pro) and specific (e.g., Squeal on Pigs) invasive species as well as pest management and identification (e.g., VegDr). Applications created offer both geographically defined (e.g., IveGot1, Great Lakes Vegetables) and wide-ranging (e.g., Wild Spotter, Forest Insect Pests) options. Mobile applications engage users with topics related to invasive species, forest health, natural resource and agricultural management.
76 applications have been download over 53,000 times in 2018 alone.
View all apps currently available from the Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health at Bugwood Apps.