Early Detection Rapid Response: Vitex rotundifolia (Forest and Kim Starr, Starr Environmental, Bugwood.org) Potential Species for the Everglades CISMA December 2013
What is EDRR? An EDRR species is one that is not yet established in an area, but which has been determined to be a threat to native species, and which should be eradicated as soon as possible to avoid potential ecological disturbance (FNAI). Ipomoea aquatica, Charles T. Bryson, USDA Agricultural Research Service, Bugwood.org
Why EDRR? • It is easiest and less costly if invasions are detected early, while they are still localized, and treated before they spread and become established. • Identification and information sharing is important via iMapInvasives and EDDMaps. • Databases share reports with local experts who can quickly evaluate and react. • Rapid response requires resources, coordination, and timeliness.
CISMA’s and EDRR • CISMAs are an active detection and response network that allow EDRR to work. • Developing a local or regional EDRR list is a good way to start because: • Highlights local problematic species • Information and education • Detecting and responding to these species • Qualifies land managers for FWC EDRR Strike Team funding
FNAI Develops Potential EDRR List • Based on data from iMapInvasives and EDDMapS – 600 species! • Each species evaluated • Generated a specific list for each CISMA • End result is a potential EDRR species list for each CISMA ~213,000 observations, ~600 species
Potential EDRR List for Everglades CISMA Number indicates occurrences from the iMapInvasives and EDDMapS databases.
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