Invasive Species Compendium

Detailed coverage of invasive species threatening livelihoods and the environment worldwide


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Our training team provide an on-site training service. These live product demonstrations help teach multiple staff members the various features of the database and other subscription products at your location. Please contact your CABI sales representative or email our training team for further information.



There are a number of ways to perform a search across the site. You can search using the main search box that appears on every page.

You simply describe the subject of your search as you would in any popular search engine. You can also perform more complex searches here using Boolean logic (AND, OR, NOT) N.B. always place the Boolean logic in uppercase / capital letters).

Use quotes to search for an exact set of words such as "fishery management".

You can also use bracketing so that certain parts of your search are performed together e.g. "water hyacinth" AND ("natural enemies" OR biocontrol).

Searches can also be filtered to certain content types by clicking on the "filter by type" box and choosing from the reference materials available. If you change the selected content type in this box and select “search” then any filters applied using the refine menu on the right hand side will be cleared.

The filters you have applied will appear above the refine menu on the right hand side of the screen. You can deselect these by clicking on them.