Invasive species are a major cause of species extinction in freshwater ecosystems, and crayfish species are particularly pervasive. The invasive American signal crayfish Pacifastacus leniusculus has impacts over a range of trophic levels, but particularly on benthic aquatic macroinvertebrates. This study examined the effect on the macroinvertebrate community of removal trapping of signal crayfish from UK rivers. Click on the thumbnail for the full article.
Consultation on the release of Puccinia komarovii var. glandulifera against Himalayan balsam (Impatiens glandulifera) (07/05/2014)
Your views and associated supporting evidence are sought by Defra on the Pest Risk Assessment for Puccinia komarovii var. glanduliferae and … Read more →
EU blacklist to stop spread of alien species (17/04/2014)
There has been a focus on Invasive Non Native Species (INNS) in the media recently, due to the European Parliament … Read more →
The Need for ActionWithout some form of coordinated and systematic approach to the prevention of introduction and control of the spread of INNS and fish diseases, it is likely that the ecological, social and economic impacts and the costs for mitigation, control and eradication of these species and diseases will continue to increase. Get in touch firstname.lastname@example.org Facebook | Twitter