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DAISIE is an acronym for Delivering Alien Invasive Species Inventories for Europe. This was the title of an EU project in the 6th FP (2005-2008). DAISIE represents the consortium of 83 partners and 99 collaborators and their joint effort. All European states are represented in this consortium.
A pan-European Inventory of Alien Species: Rationale, Implementation and Implications for Managing Biological Invasions.- Alien Fungi of Europe.- Alien Bryophytes and Lichens of Europe.- Alien Vascular Plants of Europe.- Alien Terrestrial Invertebrates of Europe.- Alien Invertebrates and Fish in European Inland Waters.- Alien Marine Biota of Europe.- Alien Birds, Amphibians and Reptiles of Europe.- Alien Mammals of Europe.- to the List of Alien Taxa.- List of Species Alien in Europe and to Europe.- One Hundred of the Most Invasive Alien Species in Europe.- Species Accounts of 100 of the Most Invasive Alien Species in Europe.- Glossary of the Main Technical Terms Used in the Handbook.
Biological invasions by alien (non-native) species are widely recognized as a significant component of human-caused global environmental change and the second most important cause of biodiversity decline. Alien species threaten many European ecosystems and have serious environmental, economic and health impacts. The DAISIE (Delivering Alien Invasive Species Inventories for Europe) project has now brought together all available information on alien species in Europe (terrestrial, aquatic and marine) and from all taxa (fungi, plants, animals). Thus for the first time, an overview and assessment of biological invasions in the Pan-European region is finally possible.
The Handbook of Alien Species in Europe summarises the major findings of this groundbreaking research and addresses the invasion trends, pathways, and both economic as well as ecological impact for eight major taxonomic groups. Approximately 11.000 alien species recorded in Europe are listed, and fact sheets for 100 of the most invasive alien species are included, each with a distribution map and colour illustration.
The book is complemented by a regularly updated internet database providing free additional information. With its highly interdisciplinary approach, DAISIE and its Handbook will be the basis for future scientific investigations as well as management and control of alien invasive species in Europe.
First of its kind for Europe
Comprehensive: all taxa, all habitats
Includes 100 fact sheets of the most invasive alien species in Europe, each with distribution map and colour picture
Accompanied by an internet database providing free additional information