Mobile App Development

The MISIN smartphone app provides a mobile solution for the capture of invasive species field observation data. You can play an important role in the early detection and rapid response to new invasive threats in your area by contributing invasive species observations to the MISIN database.

Identify and report 300+ invasive plant and animal species
Capture and submit species observations from the field
Include images taken in the field with your observation
Browse images and species information on the top Midwest invaders

Applied Spatial Ecology and Technical Services (ASETS) was formed in 2008 as a spatial research and technology group within the Department of Entomology at Michigan State University. ASETS integrates elements from various fields including spatial ecology, quantitative geography, geomatics, geostatistics, and ecological, and agricultural entomology in order to foster an increased utilization of spatial analysis and modeling. Additionally, ASETS promotes the integration of relational databases and geographical information systems enhanced by web-based delivery technologies within these research and outreach activities.
Our mission is to further the generation of new ideas and applications as applied to spatial ecology through the continued integration of the explicitly spatial theories of location, distribution, interaction, and processes of spatial science.
ASETS has a strong record of extramural funding in support of collaborative research with faculty and staff in the Department of Entomology and other research units within the MSU community interested in spatial ecology applications. We actively collaborate with members of the Department of Entomology here at Michigan State University, as well as with various academic, state and federal cooperators.

ASETS is involved in local, state, regional and national scale projects investigating and managing invasive species populations. We collaborate with various state, federal, academic and NGO partners in an effort to better understand the population dynamics of alien invading species and develop strategies for their monitoring and mitigation. At the core of our laboratory lies a geospatial computing infrastructure which supports the field survey, data management and spatial analysis associated with the array of currently ongoing projects. These projects are related to the national management of gypsy moth and emerald ash borer and the all taxa mapping of regional terrestrial and aquatic invasive species. Continue to the section below to learn more about the various products resulting from our current work and the services that we can provide through collaboration.

ASETS is available to provide technical assistance with the navigation of the wide range of spatial and information technology development and implementation possibilities that exist today.