December 1, 2007 (Vol. 27, No. 21)
Strong Points: Well thought out, thorough
Weak Points: None
You’ve got to love the DAISIE acronym of this site. Standing for Delivering Alien Invasive Species Information for Europe, DAISIE is an expertise registry that “links and mobilizes current expertise in biological invasions, to contribute knowledge and data to meet the requirements in dealing with invasive alien species.” The list of experts is impressive – over 1600 of them from 91 countries covering over 3000 taxa. The aim of the site is to allow visitors to identify relevant experts to contact and the means of doing so is simple. By clicking on a set of search options, users can locate experts by field, by name, by country, or by taxon. Even better, these various selection options can be combined for searches that help to better narrow down the extensive information retrieved. There’s little not to like here. The site delivers on its promises and puts users quickly in touch with experts to address this important problem.