Discover and explore data resources on ecosystems and biodiversity,
including ecosystem components, functions, and services.

Invasive Species Data and National Invasive Species Awareness Week

Invasive species are plants, animals, or pathogens that are non-native (or alien) to an ecosystem and whose introduction causes or is likely to cause harm. Invasive species are considered the second greatest cause of biodiversity loss. Recognizing the threat that … Continued

Ecosystem Services and Federal Policy Guidance

This week the White House issued guidance for Federal agencies to develop and implement policies that promote consideration of ecosystem services and natural (green) infrastructure into their planning and decision-making. Ecosystem services, the benefits that ecosystems provide to humans and the environment, are critical … Continued