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The Atlas of Nonindigenous Marine and Estuarine Species in the North Pacific

The Atlas of Nonindigenous Marine and Estuarine Species in the North Pacific (PDF) (1,943 pp. 47 mb) provides maps of native and invaded ecoregions for all the reported marine/estuarine nonindigenous species (NIS) in the North Pacific, exclusive of marsh plants. Additionally, environmental and habitat information for each species is summarized in two-page species profiles, along with an analyses of the extent of invasion at the ecoregion and regional scales across the six North Pacific Marine Science Organization (PICES) member countries (United States, Canada, Russia, Japan, Korea, and China). The information in the NIS Atlas is from the PICES Nonindigenous Species Information System.

PICES Nonindigenous Species Information System

The PICES Nonindigenous Species Information System is a Microsoft Access database containing the information used to generate the NIS Atlas. The database is a .zip file. Once downloaded, you will need to unzip it and then follow the install instructions for the appropriate operating system. (Compressed ZIP File, 216 MB)

Download Instructions (PDF) (1 pg. 126K)

Userís Guide and Metadata for the PICES Nonindigenous Species Information System

The Userís Guide and Metadata for the PICES Nonindigenous Species Information System (PDF) (121 pp. 14 mb) provides detailed instructions on using the PICES Nonindigenous Species Information System and metadata on the biogeographic, habitat, and environmental parameters and classes used in the NIS Atlas and database.

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