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InvasiBES: Understanding and managing the impacts of Invasive alien species on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services

  • Gallardo, Belinda Department of Biodiversity Conservation, Pyrenean Institute of Ecology (IPE-CSIC), Avda Montañana 1005, 50059 Zaragoza, Spain - Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Downing St. CB23EJ, Cambridge, UK
  • Bacher, Sven Department of Biology, University of Fribourg, Chemin du Musée 10, 1700 Fribourg, Switzerland
  • Bradley, Bethany Department of Environmental Conservation, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003 USA
  • Comín, Francisco A. Department of Biodiversity Conservation, Pyrenean Institute of Ecology (IPE-CSIC), Avda Montañana 1005, 50059 Zaragoza, Spain
  • Gallien, Laure Laboratoire d’Ecologie Alpine,University of Grenoble Alpes, University of Savoie Mont Blanc, CNRS, 38000 Grenoble, France
  • Jeschke, Jonathan M. Freie Universität Berlin, Department of Biology, Chemistry, Pharmacy, Institute of Biology, Königin-Luise-Str. 1-3, 14195 Berlin, Germany - Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (IGB), Müggelseedamm 310, 12587 Berlin, Germany - Berlin-Brandenburg Institute of Advanced Biodiversity Research (BBIB), Altensteinstr. 34, 14195 Berlin, Germany
  • Sorte, Cascade J. B. Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, University of California, Irvine, CA 92697 USA
  • Vilà, Montserrat Doñana Biological Station (EBDCSIC), Avda Américo Vespucio 26, Isla de la Cartuja, 41092 Sevilla, España
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  • NeoBiota. - 2019, vol. 50, p. 109–122
English Invasive Alien Species (IAS) are amongst the most significant drivers of species extinction and ecosystem degradation, causing negative impacts on ecosystem services and human well-being. InvasiBES, a project funded by BiodivERsA-Belmont Forum for 2019–2021, will use data and models across scales, habitats and species to understand and anticipate the multi-faceted impacts of IAS and to provide tools for their management. Using Alien Species Narratives as reference, we will design future intervention scenarios focused on prevention, control and eradication of IAS in Europe and the United States, through a participatory process bringing together the expertise of scientists and stakeholders. We will also adapt current impact assessment protocols to assess both the detrimental and beneficial impacts of IAS on biodiversity and ecosystem services. This information will then be combined with maps of the potential distribution of Invasive Species of Interest in Europe under current and future climate-change scenarios. Likewise, we will anticipate areas under risk of invasion by range-shifting plants of concern in the US. Finally, focusing on three local-scale studies that cover a range of habitats (freshwater, terrestrial and marine), invasive species (plants and animals) and ecosystem services (supporting, provisioning, regulating and cultural), we will use empirical field data to quantify the real-world impacts of IAS on biodiversity and ecosystem services and calculate indicators of ecosystem recovery after the invader is removed. Spatial planning tools (InVEST) will be used to evaluate the costs and benefits of species-specific intervention scenarios at the regional scale. Data, models and maps, developed throughout the project, will serve to build scenarios and models of biodiversity and ecosystem services that are relevant to underpin management of IAS at multiple scales.
Faculté des sciences et de médecine
Département de Biologie
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