Scientists at the U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station have developed a computer-based information system entitled the "Zebra Mussel Information System (ZMIS)". ZMIS allows for easy and rapid access to a variety of topics on zebra mussels.
ZMIS operates on PC-based computers running Windows® 3.1, Windows® 3.11, or WindowsÒ 95. ZMIS contains a variety of media types including hyper-linked text, photographic quality computer images, illustrations, and maps. It also contains identification strategies for both adults and immatures.
Information contained in ZMIS is primarily based on current and prior research results from Corps of Engineers Research Programs. Information was also contributed from other agencies including the United States Department of Agriculture, U.S. Department of the Interior, National Biological Service, New York State Museum, and Ontario Hydro.
As of March 2008, the Zebra Mussel Information System (ZMIS)is no longer available as a stand alone system. A new system entitled the "Aquatic Nuisance Species Information System" (ANSIS) has been developed that not only provides the information contained in the ZMIS, but also provides information on many other aquatic nuisance species. For more information on this system and to request a copy, visit http://el.erdc.usace.army.mil/ansrp/cd.html.
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