Alien Species VRE Services
Ecosystem vulnerability to invasive and alien species: this service provides a user-friendly Graphical User Interface (GUI) that allow researchers to run a workflow wrapped into R code for:
- the reshaping of the input dataset in order to obtain alien species and native specie richness for each family at the habitat and site level;
- the selection of the best fitting model;
- the plot of the rarefaction curves on the reshaped dataset.
Alien Species Thesaurus: it is an initiative to deal with the semantics about alien and invasive species. It has been developed and published by LifeWatch Italy and it is based on already existing glossaries created within the framework of international initiatives aimed at the study of alien and invasive species. The Thesaurus currently consists of about 160 terms.