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NIMPIS: An information system for marine introductions in Australia

Hewitt, C.L., Martin, R.B., Sliwa, C., McEnnulty, F.R., Murphy, N.E., Jones, T. and Cooper, S. (2002) NIMPIS: An information system for marine introductions in Australia. [Website]


The National Introduced Marine Pest Information System (NIMPIS) was developed to provide managers, researchers, students and the general public with access to accurate and up to date information on the biology, ecology and distribution of introduced marine species, and potential control options for those designated as pests. Included within this system are (i) species that are known to be introduced to Australian waters and (ii) those species that are considered to be likely future introductions ('next pests').

The information provided by this web site is held in a structured form that is also used by the biological risk assessment module of the AQIS ballast water management decision support system. As a result some of the descriptive text has been compiled from a number of fields and may be a little cryptic. Most however remains in the native form and is well documented.

Item Type: Website
Copyright: © 2002 CSIRO Australia
Publisher's Website: (Link broken)
Other Information: NIMPIS was developed by the Centre for Research on Introduced Marine Pests at CSIRO Marine Research. It was jointly funded by CSIRO and the NHT Coasts & Clean Seas programme.
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