Project: 21e91c1b-b704-478a-a139-181bbcb10596

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Project Title
Alaska invasive plant identification and record input smartphone app
Description
This project supports the development of a key for identifying non-natives plant species, which will be incorporated into a mobile application for identifying and reporting invasive plant species in Alaska. Project staff will also respond to app-generated requests for identification assistance.
Point of Contact(s)
LCC Network Data Steward
LCC Network Data Manager
lccdatasteward@fws.gov
Western Alaska Landscape Conservation Cooperative
1011 E. Tudor Road MS 281
Anchorage, Alaska 99503
Western Alaska Landscape Conservation Cooperative
1011 E. Tudor Road MS 281
Anchorage, Alaska 99503
Karen A Murphy
LCC Coordinator
1011 E. Tudor Road MS 281
Anchorage, Alaska 99503
V: +1 907 7893501
karen_a_murphy@fws.gov
Gino Graziano
Instructor
V: +1 907 7866315
gagraziano@alaska.edu

Project Abstract

Concern about invasive species in Alaska is a growing concern, attracting attention from land managers, politicians and the public. Nearly half the new discoveries of invasive plants, animals, and insects in the state are reported by concerned individuals with a general interest in invasive species. The development of a mobile application for invasive plant identification and reporting will help enable the public to gather and share new invasive plant discoveries. This project will result in the development of a decision tool for identifying non-natives plant species, which will provide the foundation for the app. Project staff will also review user-submitted requests for identification assistance, review app-generated reports of invasives, and when necessary, alert appropriate land and resource decision makers and submit the information to the Alaska Exotic Plants Information Clearinghouse (AKEPIC). See also project WA2014_32.

Supplemental Info: None Provided.

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Project Keywords

  • ISO 19115 Topic Category (isoTopicCategory):
    • biota,
    • environment
  • Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords (theme):
    • LANDSCAPE MANAGEMENT,
    • LANDSCAPE,
    • LANDSCAPE ECOLOGY,
    • INVASIVE SPECIES,
    • PLANTS,
    • IDENTIFICATION/CLASSIFICATION SYSTEMS,
    • LANDSCAPE PATTERNS
  • End User Types - Landscape Conservation Cooperatives (LCC End User Type):
    • Regional & county planners,
    • Conservation NGOs,
    • Interested public
  • Project Category - Landscape Conservation Cooperatives (LCC Project Category):
    • Decision Support,
    • Data Acquisition and Development
  • Deliverable Types - Landscape Conservation Cooperatives (LCC Deliverable):
    • Applications and Tools

Associated Products

ID Title Metadata Link
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