Five validation cases were agreed on by the scientific community representatives to focus on various aspects of Non-indigenous and Invasive Species (NIS) invasions that satisfied the desire of the infrastructure to engage a range of disciplines in the investigation of this broad and complex topic.
In a succession of collaborative workshops in late 2019, scientists and ICT experts jointly drew up a conceptual paper and agreed on a workflow that would serve as a living timeline, along which different e-tools could be developed to address the data requirements of the NIS scientists, and then serve as a resource for environmental managers, decision-makers and citizens interested in biodiversity and ecosystem research.
- Combining modelling and remote sensing techniques to monitor and control the spread of invasive species: the case of Ailanthus altissima
- The European Autonomous Reef Monitoring Structures (ARMS) programme: long-term monitoring of hard-bottom communities for invasive marine species
- Risk assessment of NIS introduction and establishment, habitat vulnerability to NIS and estimation of the impact on large assemblages of plants and animals, known as Biotopes
- Functional biogeography of invasive species: stable isotope analysis to establish the trophic position and feeding habits of two widely-distributed omnivorous crustaceans
- An alert model reporting tool that combines e-DNA metabarcoding and molecular ecology to study freshwater fish communities and identify new invasive species