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McGeoch, M.A., Butchart, S.H.M., Spear, D., Marais, E., Kleynhans, E.J., Symes, A., Chanson, J. and Hoffmann, M. (2010) Global indicators of biological invasion: species numbers, biodiversity impact and policy responses. Diversity and Distributions 16: 95-108. Data downloaded from: http://academic.sun.ac.za/cib/IASI/

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Table 1: Databases and reference texts used in the compilation of the IASIP database

Database Website
GISD: Global Invasive Species Database http://www.issg.org/database
CAB International - Crop Protection Compendium http://www.cabi.org/compendia/cpc
CAB International - Invasive Species Compendium (Alpha) http://www.cabi.org/isc
DAISIE: Delivering Alien Invasive Species Inventories for Europe http://www.europe-aliens.org
The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species http://www.iucnredlist.org/
NOBANIS: North European and Baltic Network on Invasive Alien Species http://www.nobanis.org
FishBase – A global information system on fish http://www.fishbase.org
Database of Global Marine Invasive Species Threats http://conserveonline.org/workspaces/global.invasive.assessment
Baltic Sea Alien Species Database http://www.corpi.ku.lt/nemo/
Weeds and Invasive Plants of South Africa http://www.agis.agric.za/wip
Pacific Island Ecosystems at Risk http://www.hear.org/Pier/
Hawaiian Ecosystems at Risk http://www.hear.org/

    Reference texts

  • Bromilow, C. (2001) Problem plants of South Africa. Briza Publications Pretoria, South Africa.
  • Henderson, L. (2001) Alien weeds and invasive plants: a complete guide to declared weeds and invaders in South Africa. Agricultural Research Council, Plant Protection Research Institute, Pretoria.
  • Kraus, F. (2009) Alien reptiles and amphibians: a scientific compendium and analysis. Invading Nature - Springer Series in Invasion Ecology 4. Springer Science & Business Media B.V., Netherlands.
  • Lever, C. (1985) Naturalized mammals of the world. Longman Group, Ltd., Essex.
  • Lever, C. (1987) Naturalized birds of the world. Longmann Scientific and Technical, Harlow.
  • Lever, C. (1996) Naturalized fishes of the world. Academic Press, San Diego.
  • Long, J.L. (1981) Introduced birds of the world: the worldwide history, distribution, and influence of birds introduced to new environments. Reed, Sydney.
  • Long, J.L. (2003) Introduced mammals of the world: their history, distribution and influence. CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne.
  • Weber E. (2003) Invasive plant species of the world: a reference guide to environmental weeds. CABI publishing, Zurich, Switzerland.
  • Wilson, D.E. & Reeder, D.M. (2005) Mammal species of the world. 3rd edn. John Hopkins University Press, Baltimore.