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Delivering Alien Invasive Species Inventories for Europe

Delivering Alien Invasive Species Inventories for Europe

Objective

Effective control of invasive alien species has been hampered by:
a) the lack of monitoring for alien species at frequent enough intervals in regions of concern;
b) a means to report, verify the identifications, and warn of new sightings; and
c) risk assessments that predict the likelihood of a particular species becoming invasive. Europe has yet to establish a programme with the primary goal of detection, quantifying the possible risk, and warning managers before a respective alien species spreads beyond its point of initial introduction. Such a programmes should provide:
a warning system to alert regional managers
an inventory of alien species against which invasive alien species can be determined,
a European information dissemination system,
an early detection and monitoring system for alien speciesIn response to these requirements, DAISIE will deliver a European "one-stop-shop" for information on biological invasions in Europe. It will bring together:
The European Alien Species Expertise Registry: a directory of researchers and research European Alien Species Database: including all known naturalized alien species in Europe European Invasive Alien Species Information System: descriptions of all naturalized alien species known to be invasive in Europe Species Distribution Maps and Spatial Analysis: Distribution maps of all invasive alien species in Europe known or suspected of having environmental or economic impacts.DAISIE will be a pivotal instrument in developing a Europe-wide strategy that encompasses both the geographical scale of the problemand unites the study of different taxa in marine, freshwater and terrestrial environments. DAISIE will address the need for a regional network of invasive alien species information.

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Coordinator

NATURAL ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH COUNCIL

Address

Polaris House, North Star Avenue
Swindon Wilthshire

United Kingdom

Administrative Contact

David Brian ROY (Dr)

Participants (18)

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THE INSTITUTE OF BOTANY OF THE ASCR, V.V.I.

Czechia

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE AGRONOMIQUE (INRA)

France

KLAIPEDOS UNIVERSITETAS

Lithuania

MARINE ORGANISM INVESTIGATIONS

Ireland

ISRAEL OCEANOGRAPHIC AND LIMNOLOGICAL RESEARCH LIMITED

Israel

ISTITUTO NAZIONALE PER LA FAUNA SELVATICA

Italy

CENTRO DE INVESTIGACION ECOLOGICA Y APLICACIONES FORESTALES

Spain

UNIVERSITAET BERN

Switzerland

HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM FUER UMWELTFORSCHUNG GMBH - UFZ

Germany

UNIVERZA V LJUBLJANI

Slovenia

ZOOLOGICAL INSTITUTE OF RUSSIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES

Russia

NATURVARDSVERKET

Sweden

NATIONAL AND KAPODISTRIAN UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS

Greece

THE HEBREW UNIVERSITY OF JERUSALEM.

Israel

CENTER ZA KARTOGRAFIJO FAVNE IN FLORE

Slovenia

UMWELTBUNDESAMT GMBH

Austria

GOLLASCH CONSULTING

Germany

SAINT PETERSBURG STATE UNIVERSITY - SPSU

Russia

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 511202

  • Start date

    1 February 2005

  • End date

    31 January 2008

Funded under:

FP6-SUSTDEV

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 450 131

  • EU contribution

    € 2 400 000

Coordinated by:

NATURAL ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH COUNCIL

United Kingdom