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Outline for the Asia–Pacific Forest
Invasive Species Network

Sun Jianghua *

The network basics

The network will have three main features: (1) an information platform, (2) a database and (3) a GIS-based search and analysis system. The aims will be:


  1. Database building: species and ecology information
  2. Public awareness on invasive species: To provide information on invasive species to enhance public awareness
  3. Information system on invasive species: This information system can be used by anyone with access to the Internet; there will be links not only to the APFISN database but also relevant Web sites on invasive species
  4. Home page of the Web site: Introduction about the network with updated information and news

* Research Entomologist, Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100080 PR China.

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