programmes and projects
programmes and projects
programmes and projects
to the joint 11th European Ecological Congress (EURECO) and 38th Annual
Conference of the Ecological Society of Germany, Austria and Switzerland (GfÖ)
in Leipzig, Germany 15th-19th September 2008. One session of this years event
will be "Mechanisms behind species invasions: Searching for generalizations
across scales and taxa".
Invasive Species Programme - GISP addresses the global threat caused
by Invasive Alien Species (IAS) and provides support to the implementation
of Article 8(h) of the Convention on Biological Diversity
Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG) of
the IUCN Species Survival Commission- database on
- Global Ballast Water Management Programme
Invasive Species Information Network (GISIN). All GISIN
publications including the Baltimore Declaration, the Proceedings,
and the List of Online IAS Information Systems are available for
download from this Web site.
on introductions of aquatic species (DIAS). The database
includes records of species introduced or transferred from one
country to another
Portal to invasive species in USA -
This page is a very exhaustive starting point for information on North
American internet sources.
is a distributed database providing information concerning
nonindigenous aquatic species. The site provides access to
information on taxonomy, life history, native and introduced ranges,
photos, maps, and impacts of aquatic species introduced around the
With goal that: "That
all European governments, at every level, have taken the necessary
actions to halt the loss of biodiversity by 2010" a coalition has
created the countdown-2010
site, which also has a
page on invasive species.
- Arbeitsgemeinschaft biologische Invasionen. A
German working group on invasive aliens species (in german).
Research and management Network on Aquatic Invasive Species (ERNAIS)
Alien species and nature
conservation in the EU. Report
on the EU LIFE-programme.
Aliens - This project aims to develop an integrated management
strategy that comprises effective, practicable and sustainable means
of controlling an alien non-agricultural weed (H. mantegazzianum).
species in German inland and coastal waters which contains
species directories and direct access to a range of publication on
invaders of Belarus: Alien species database. Information on e.g.
origin, distribution and potential ecological impacts of alien aquatic animals
inhabiting waterbodies of the Republic of Belarus.
Species Ireland: A joint project between Northern Ireland and the Republic
of Ireland with e.g. catalogues of the most unwanted species and a report
system for sightings of invasive species.
programmes and projects
plant species in
Swedish infomation site on
AquAliens - research programme
on introduced species in Swedish waters
Clearing House Mechanism
clearing House Mechanism
Non-Native Species in the UK - This website
has information on all Alien or Non-native organisms that are
invasive in the UK
- Invasive species on the Iberian peninsula
Japan - links to the text of Japan's invasive species
legislation and a listing of non-native
species in that country
The Swiss Commissions
for Wild Plant Conservation and Cultivated Plant Conservation
pages in invasive species.
on Invasive Alien Species gives access to Harmonia, an new interoperable database on invasive alien
species in Belgium, with a focus on species threatening native biodiversity.
- in Austria a short review.
Det Norse Veritas
Non-indigenous species in the Belgian part of the North Sea and its
adjacent estuaries. The Flanders Marine Institute. (in Dutch)
Program for the Management of Invasive species in Andalusia (Spain) (In
of international publications on management of invasive species
Aquatic Invasions is an open
access, peer-reviewed international journal focusing on biological invasions in
inland and coastal waters of Europe, North America and other regions (regular
issues of AI are available both electronically and in print). As part of early
warning function of the journal, new records of aquatic invasive species are
published regularly as rapid communications in the electronic journal
Workshop on Invasive Plants in the Mediterranean Type Regions of the World Mèze,
FR, 2005-05-25/27 - Complete
Proceedings and PowerPoint presentations are available from here. The UICN
– Centre for Mediterranean Cooperation created an internet platform as a
follow up on this meeting. The
platform is a place of exchange of experiences about the management of
Biodiversity outlook (2) - from the Convetion on Biological diversity -on
page 36 the first attempts on building an indicator on invasive alien species
using NOBANIS data.
warming opens the door for invasive macrophytes in
Swedish lakes and streams" by Simon Hallstan
Report on preventing the introduction of a new lobster
species in Nordic Sea Areas - "Forebyggelse
av ny hummerart i nordiske farvande" (15 september 2004 by
the Nordic Council of Ministers).
Management of Gyrodactylis salaris. Review
on literature on Gyrodactylis salaris and treatment of waters with
Public awareness -
folder aiming to raise awareness in relation to Crayfish
plague and releases of Signal Crayfish (in Norwegian)
Economic impact of the
spread of alien species in Germany a report from the Federal
Environment Agency of Germany (pdf-file).
species in European seas (Streftaris et al. 2005)
Report on invasive species in Switzerland: "An
inventory of alien species and their threat to biodiversity and economy in Switzerland"
introduced freshwater fish established in Europe and assessment of
their geographical origin, current distribution, motivation for their
introduction and type of impacts produced - report
from the European Topic Centre on Nature Protection and Biodiversity,
february 2002 (wordfile).
Report on 'Introduced
Marine Organisms' - Workshop on Risks
and Management Measures, Trondheim, Norway 10 – 11 may 2004
species in British waters - a publication by JNCC detailing
the introduction of marine fauna and flora to Great Britain (England,
Scotland & Wales).
Second Report of the European Community to the
Convention on Biological Diversity - Thematic
Report on Aliens Invasive Species
A LIFE Focus publication that describes the role of LIFE to support
innovative projects for the management
of exotic or alien species, and highlights successful strategies,
which are being implemented throughout the European Union.
resolution on trade in alien invasive species from COP 13 of the
Convention on International Trade on Endagered Species of Wild Fauna
and Flora (CITES).
Preliminary Report of the U.S. Commission on
Ocean Policy, Chapter 17, which relates to invasive species: 'Preventing
the Spread of Invasive Species' (pdf-file, 323 kb). The entire
report can be found
study, "Front Door Wide Open to Weeds", undertaken by the
of Western Australia and the Cooperative Research Centre for
Weed Management, download
from the WWF Australia Web site.
The review article: Biotic
invasions: Causes, epidemiology, global consequences, and control.
by Mack, R. N., D. Simberloff, W. M. Lonsdale, H. Evans, M. Clout, and
F. A. Bazzaz. 2000. In Ecological Applications.
Article: Nehring, S. 2005.
International shipping a risk for aquatic biodiversity in