Invasive Species Research

Bloody-red shrimp (2020) – biosecurity

This study investigated the use of two common aquatic disinfectants (VirasureĀ® Aquatic, and VirkonĀ® Aquatic) and steam on the mortality of bloody-red shrimp (Hemimysis anomala).

Signal crayfish (2020) – impacts upon fish and invertebrate communities

This study investigated the link between the invasive non-native signal crayfish (Pacifastacus leniusculus) and the abundance of native fish and invertebrates in a section of the River Tees.

Harlequin ladybird (2020) – atmospheric assisted dispersal

This study investigated the relationship between the presence of harlequin ladybird (Harmonia axyridis) in the UK in 2004-05 and atmospheric events in the same period.

Effectiveness of pressurised hot water treatment (2021)

This study looked at the effect pressurized hot water spray had on the mortality of four invasive alien species (IAS); namely floating pennywort, Australian swamp-stonecrop, killer shrimp and zebra mussel.

Quagga and zebra mussel (2020) – environmental DNA

This study investigated the use of environmental DNA (eDNA) as part of surveillance and monitoring schemes in detecting the presence of two species of invasive non-native freshwater mussel; namely quagga mussel (Dreissena rostiformis bugensis) and zebra mussel (Dreissena polymorpha)

Invasive Species Ireland

Invasive Species Ireland