Delivering Alien Invasive Species Inventories For Europe

Project type: Sixth Framework programme


Code: SSPI-CT-2003-511202


Begin date: 01.01.2005


End date: 31.12.2008


Fund provider: European Commission


Colaborate organizations:

  1. CKFF Centre for Cartography of Fauna and Flora
  2. CREAF, Centre for Ecological Research & Forestry Applications
  3. GoConsult, Gollasch Consulting
  4. HUJI, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  5. IBOT, Institute of Botany, Department of Invasion Ecology
  6. INRA, Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique
  7. KUCORPI, Coastal Research and Planning Institute, Klaipeda University
  8. MOI, Marine Organism Investigations
  9. NERC Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
  10. NIO-IOLR, National Institute of Oceanography
  11. NKUA-ECO, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
  12. NWI, National Wildlife Institute
  13. SEPA, Swedish Environmental Protection Agency
  14. UBA-A, The Federal Environment Agency
  15. UFZ, Centre for Environmental Research Leipzig-Halle
  16. Univerza v Ljubljani Fakulteta za pomorstvo in promet
  17. St. Petersburg State University
  18. UBERN, University of Bern


Holder of activity: doc.dr. David Matej


Abstract:

 

DAISIE is a project supported by the European Commission under the Sixth Framework Programme for Research, Technological Development and Demonstration Activities, contributing to the Specific Programme Integrating and Strengthening the European Research Area. DAISIE created an inventory of invasive species that threaten European terrestrial, fresh-water and marine environments and  provided the basis to prevent and control biological invasions through the understanding of the biological, social, economic and other factors involved. The inventory was established using common definitions and criteria, and aim to cover all taxa known to be invasive, and all European countries, water bodies and seas.  The work also analysed the ecological, economic and health risks and impacts of biological invasions in Europe as well as indicators for early warning. DAISIE comprises an outstanding team of partners from 15 nations and collaborators from an additional 9 countries. This team represents Europe 's leading scientists in the field of Biological Invasions.