Viers, JH, IB Hogle, S Arora, D DiPietro, M Gubaydullin, and JF Quinn. 2005. Geodatabase Application for Invasive Plant Tracking and Coordinated Habitat Restoration: an example from California’s Bay-Delta. 25th Annual ESRI International User Conference Proceedings. San Diego, CA.

Non-native invasive plants, such as Lepidium latifolium and Arundo donax, threaten
the ecological integrity of riparian habitat throughout California. Numerous projects
across the state are underway to eradicate select weeds, yet there is little or no
monitoring of parameters that would be useful in evaluating ecosystem recovery over
time and space. Researchers at the California Information Node of NBII at UC Davis, in
cooperation with Sonoma Ecology Center (SEC) and The Nature Conservancy (TNC),
have developed integrated personal geodatabases to aid in weed management and
habitat restoration efforts in California’s Bay-Delta. Using ESRI ArcGIS 9.0, we
initiated a cross-entity effort to standardize database attributes and data collection
methods, improve temporal tracking capability within a geodatabase framework, and
improve integration between research and resource management. There is an
outstanding need for GIS to monitor weed management and ecosystem restoration
efforts; this application of geodatabase technology is a solution.