Invasive Species Research

Zebra mussel (2020) – seasonal and spatial variation in growth and abundance

This study investigated how zebra mussel (Dreissena polymorpha) growth and abundance varied over a one year (June 2017 – May 2018) inside Cardiff Bay, Wales.

Rhododendron (2019) – potentially shifting the natural balance of ecosystems

This study investigated the chemical properties of the invasive shrub Rhododendron ponticum’s leaf litter on native or naturalised trees’ leaf litter. Quercus petraea, Fraxinus excelsior and Acer pseudoplatanus

Grey squirrel (2020) – reinstating pine marten as a control method

This paper investigated the reintroduction of the pine marten (Martes martes) in forest ecosystems as an applied conservation tool to control the invasive grey squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis) in north Wales.

Asian clam – assessing dry ice as a control method (2018)

This study explored the effectiveness of pelleted dry ice on the mortality of the Asian clam (Corbicula fluminea) in laboratory settings and simulated clam patches.

Advancing invasion science (2020)

Unprecedented rates of introduction and spread of non-native species pose burgeoning challenges to biodiversity, natural resource management, regional economies, and human health. This study identifies four priority areas to advance invasion science in the face of rapid global environmental change.

Invasive Species Ireland

Invasive Species Ireland