Upon selecting a region type (State, LGA, etc.) a list of regions will be displayed as well
as a map of Australia showing the region boundaries.
You can either select a region of interest from the list, or you can locate a region
on the map and click on it. Using the region list is the best option if you know the
name of the region you are interested in. If you are unsure of the region name,
the map can be used to zoom to a geographic location and click on the relevant region.
(Note that no map is displayed for National level data or for certain restricted CAPAD regions.)
Once a region has been selected it will be highlighted - both in the region list
and on the map - and the
map will automatically zoom to the geographic area
covered by that region. A banner will appear displaying the region name and
inviting you to view habitat suitability data for the region.
In some cases, the list of regions is quite long. You can use the region filter
to search for a particular region of interest. Simply type the first few characters of the region
name to display a list of matching regions. For example, in the case of Local Government Areas,
typing ball will display Ballarat and Ballina.
To return to the full region list simply delete what you
have typed in the region filter box, or press the Clear button.
If when using the map you become lost or experience problems, simply click on Reset map
at the top of the page. This will refresh the region list and display the map showing all of Australia
with the relevant region boundaries.
Change the region type (e.g. from State to LGA) at any time by clicking Change region type at the
top of the page.
Remember that the map can be navigated in the same fashion as when using Google Maps. Click and drag the map to move the
viewing window. Zoom in and out using the mouse wheel or the zoom control (+/-)
at the top left of the map.
Navigation tips (when viewing species data tables)
Glossary terms are highlighted throughout the website.
Look for words and phrases with a dotted underline or [?].
Place the mouse cursor over the term and its definition will appear in a black popup box.
Click on a species name to view its species profile. A new browser tab will be opened for
each species, allowing you to have multiple profiles open simultaneously.
Click on the column headings Species or Family
to sort the species list by species name or family name respectively.
Click on the column headings Current, RCP 8.5 2035 or
RCP 8.5 2065 to sort by National Rating and Climate Change Impact
in descending order for the selected climate.
Using the methods described under the screening tool methodology, naturalised species were
rated as having low, medium or
high potential for population establishment and expansion now
and in the future. The rating is a way of evaluating which species should undergo further
assessment for weed risk potential.