The NOBANIS project provides fact sheets on some of the invasive alien species of the region, covering both animals and plant as well as microorganisms.
The species profiles below follow the same format and provide information on the biology, ecology and distribution of the invasive alien species as well as on the impact of the species in the recipient habitats. Furthermore, management approaches are suggested. Important resources such as contact persons, links and references are also presented in the fact sheets. The fact sheets are written by experts of the region and all fact sheets are furthermore refereed by scientific experts from all NOBANIS countries - thus ensuring that the collated regional knowledge is reflected in the fact sheets.
The fact sheets presented below are not to be regarded as a consensus list of "worst invasive alien species" for the region. The fact sheets fall in several categories, some can indeed regarded as the worst invaders of the entire region, while others are only a problem in one or a few countries. In each case the impact and status of the species should be clear from the fact sheet.
There are also 30 fact sheets originating from the Identification key to marine invasive species in Nordic waters, they are presented here together with the other NOBANIS fact sheets to give an easy alphabetical overview of all the fact sheets, but are named and formatted a bit different.
"Old fact sheet versions " for species where the genus name or/and species name has changed can be found here.