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Invasive Species

USGS WARC science focuses on better understanding invasive species' biology and ecology and their potential for negative ecological, economic, or health impacts. WARC implements innovative approaches to help monitor the spread of invasive or non-native species, develop new methods and technologies to better detect such species, and assess their impact to the native ecosystems they have invaded.

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Fish Slam May 2023

Fish Slam events link research institutions such as museums and universities with federal, state, and local government agencies that possess expertise and field equipment to collect nonnative fishes, providing unique access to specimens for these institutions.
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Fish Slam May 2023

Fish Slam events link research institutions such as museums and universities with federal, state, and local government agencies that possess expertise and field equipment to collect nonnative fishes, providing unique access to specimens for these institutions.
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Purple Loosestrife in Louisiana: A Call for Citizen Scientists

Join USGS in helping to prevent the spread of the invasive purple loosestrife in Louisiana.
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Purple Loosestrife in Louisiana: A Call for Citizen Scientists

Join USGS in helping to prevent the spread of the invasive purple loosestrife in Louisiana.
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Fish Chat and Slam December 2022

Fifty-seven fish biologists from 12 organizations participated in a three-day Fish Chat and Slam event in South Florida.
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Fish Chat and Slam December 2022

Fifty-seven fish biologists from 12 organizations participated in a three-day Fish Chat and Slam event in South Florida.
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Python Vital Rates

Researchers from USGS-FORT and WARC and University of Florida are collaborating on a long-term Burmese python research program in southern Florida to address management needs of partners and stakeholders throughout the Greater Everglades.
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Python Vital Rates

Researchers from USGS-FORT and WARC and University of Florida are collaborating on a long-term Burmese python research program in southern Florida to address management needs of partners and stakeholders throughout the Greater Everglades.
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READI-Net: Providing Tools for the Early Detection and Management of Aquatic Invasive Species

The USGS has developed the Rapid environmental (e)DNA Assessment and Deployment Initiative & Network (READI-Net) to accelerate the implementation of environmental DNA (eDNA) analysis as a best practice for the early detection of aquatic biological threats. READI-Net provides tools and a strategy to collect and deliver early detection data for natural resource managers and public health protection...
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READI-Net: Providing Tools for the Early Detection and Management of Aquatic Invasive Species

The USGS has developed the Rapid environmental (e)DNA Assessment and Deployment Initiative & Network (READI-Net) to accelerate the implementation of environmental DNA (eDNA) analysis as a best practice for the early detection of aquatic biological threats. READI-Net provides tools and a strategy to collect and deliver early detection data for natural resource managers and public health protection...
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Southwest Florida Fish Slam – Spring 2022

Forty-two fish biologists from seven organizations participated in a two-day Spring Fish Slam event in southwest Florida. Fourteen species of non-native fishes were collected or observed.
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Southwest Florida Fish Slam – Spring 2022

Forty-two fish biologists from seven organizations participated in a two-day Spring Fish Slam event in southwest Florida. Fourteen species of non-native fishes were collected or observed.
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USGS Coordinated Burmese Python Research Strategy for South Florida (FY21 – FY27)

Wetland and Aquatic Research Center and Fort Collins Science Center are coordinating a long-term, landscape-scale Burmese python research strategy for South Florida.
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USGS Coordinated Burmese Python Research Strategy for South Florida (FY21 – FY27)

Wetland and Aquatic Research Center and Fort Collins Science Center are coordinating a long-term, landscape-scale Burmese python research strategy for South Florida.
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Using Scout Burmese Pythons and Detector Dogs to Protect Endangered Species in the Florida Keys

WARC researchers are addressing an urgent need to identify specific habitat use of pythons on Key Largo, FL.
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Virtual Fish Slam - March 2021

In March 2021, USGS researchers and partners conducted the first-ever Virtual Fish Slam. The bi-annual Fish Slam event helps monitor new introductions and document range expansion of known non-native freshwater fishes.
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Virtual Fish Slam - March 2021

In March 2021, USGS researchers and partners conducted the first-ever Virtual Fish Slam. The bi-annual Fish Slam event helps monitor new introductions and document range expansion of known non-native freshwater fishes.
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Winter Climate Change and the Northward Range Expansion of Tropical Invasive Plants in the Southeastern United States

Using temperature, species occurrence, field-based freeze damage data, and regression analyses for 84 invasive species, researchers at WARC are quantifying the species-specific relationships between minimum temperature and plant presence.
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Winter Climate Change and the Northward Range Expansion of Tropical Invasive Plants in the Southeastern United States

Using temperature, species occurrence, field-based freeze damage data, and regression analyses for 84 invasive species, researchers at WARC are quantifying the species-specific relationships between minimum temperature and plant presence.
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Early Detection and Rapid Response: Removal of Newly Introduced Non-native Marine Fishes to Prevent Invasions

USGS WARC works with partners on early detection and rapid response (ED/RR) efforts, rapidly removing newly introduced non-native marine fishes from Florida’s coastal waters to prevent invasions.
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Early Detection and Rapid Response: Removal of Newly Introduced Non-native Marine Fishes to Prevent Invasions

USGS WARC works with partners on early detection and rapid response (ED/RR) efforts, rapidly removing newly introduced non-native marine fishes from Florida’s coastal waters to prevent invasions.
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Non-native Marine Fishes: Tracking Distributions with the USGS Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database

WARC scientists work with local partners to verify and document sightings of non-native marine fishes.
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Non-native Marine Fishes: Tracking Distributions with the USGS Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database

WARC scientists work with local partners to verify and document sightings of non-native marine fishes.
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