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Author(s): Holcombe, T., T.J. Stohlgren, and C. Jarnevich
Holcombe, T., T.J. Stohlgren, and C. Jarnevich. 2007. Invasive species management and research using GIS. In: G.W. Witmer, W.C. Pitt, and K.A. Fagerstone (eds.). Managing vertebrate invasive species: Proceedings of an international symposium. Fort Collins, CO: National Wildlife Research Center. p. 108-114.
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Geographical Information Systems (GIS) are powerful tools in the field of invasive species management. GIS can be used to create potential distribution maps for all manner of taxa, including plants, animals, and diseases. GIS also performs well in the early detection and rapid assessment of invasive species. Here, we used GIS applications to investigate species richness and invasion patterns in fish in the United States (US) at the 6-digit Hydrologic Unit Code (HUC) level. We also created maps of potential spread of the cane toad (Bufo marinus) in the southeastern US at the 8-digit HUC level using regression and environmental envelope techniques…