On the 3rd of October 2014, the BiodivERsA network hold the final conference of the projects funded through the 2012-2013 joint call on “Invasive species and biological invasions”.
In 2012-2013, BiodivERsA partners developed and implemented a pan-European joint call on “Invasive species and biological invasions”, a topic which was previously identified as a pressing issue by BiodivERsA partners and thus included in the network’s shared research agenda. This call for research projects involved ten countries that raised a total of 8.9 million Euros to fund innovative research on the topic. Attracting an important number (77) of research proposals, this call led to the selection of nine excellent projects, which presented their aims and preliminary findings during the kick-off meeting.
After a keynote speach by Helen E. Roy (NERC Centre for Ecology & Hydrology) on Biological invasions: a major environmental & societal challenge calling for research across borders, the investigators of each project were invited to present their plans and discuss together.
- DIARS, Detection of invasive plant species and assessment of their impact on ecosystem properties through remote sensing by Pieter Kempeneers & Ruben Van De Kerchove – pdf
- Exotic, EXperimentally Orientated genomics to Tackle Insects’s adaptive Challenges during bioinvasions: the ladybird Harmonia axyridis as a model species, by Benoit Facon – pdf
- FFII, Forecasting Future Invasions and their Impacts by Gloria M. Luque – pdf
- GC–INVAMOFECT, Global Change and INVAsive MOsquitoes as inFECTious disease risks in Europe by Patrick Mavingui – pdf
- Invaxen, invasive biology of X. laevis in Europe by Anthony Herrel – pdf
- Probis, Heterogeneity of patterns and processes along biological invasion successions by Tomas Brodin – pdf
- Resipath, Responses of European Forests and Society to Invasive Pathogens by Jonas Oliva – pdf
- SalmoInvade, Causes and consequences of invasions of aquatic ecosystems by non-native salmonidsby Jörgen I. Johnsson – pdf
- WhoIsNext, Climate change and escaping ornamentals:Predicting the next generation of European plant invaders by Mark Van Kleunen – pdf