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CABI Invasive Species Compendium

CABI's Invasive Species Compendium maintains a set of datasheets which are one of the best resources on invasive species, including plants.

Website: https://www.cabi.org/isc

The Invasive Species Compendium, managed and provided by CABI, is an online collection of datasheets, research articles, identification and management guides, videos, and other resources oriented towards understanding, monitoring, and controlling invasive species. The resources cover all types of species, not just plants. CABI stands for the Centre for Agriculture and Bioscience International and is a global, not-for-profit inter-governmental organization based in Wallingford, Oxfordshire, England.

Our site interlinks each of our articles with the datasheets for each species found both on our site and in their collection. These datasheets exist not only for plants invasive in North America, but also for plants native to North America which have become invasive elsewhere. We link to all of these profiles, in part because knowledge of a plant's behavior outside its native range can be important for understanding its ecology, and also because many of these plants have potential to be invasive if introduced to new parts of North America beyond their native range.

Where they exist, CABI's datasheets are one of the best references and resources both on the topic of control, and on the topic of a plant's habitat preferences, particularly the relationships between their native habitat and the habitats in which they have become invasive in new regions. This understanding can be critically important in the prevention of new invasive plants from establishing.