Invasive Species Research

Grey squirrel (2021) – attitudes towards squirrel management

This paper investigated the public’s attitudes towards the invasive non-native grey squirrel and its management.

Himalayan balsam (2020) – competition with native species

This paper assessed the effects of species competition between the invasive Himalayan balsam (Impatiens glandulifera) and native species in riverbank habitats.

American mink (2020) – perspectives on eradication

This paper examines the case for, and plausibility of, eradicating American mink Neovison vison from mainland Great Britain and its associated offshore islands.

Grey squirrel (2020) – pine marten predation

Introduced eastern grey squirrels (Sciurus carolinensis) have caused regional extinctions of the native red squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris). However, exposure to pine martens (Martes martes) has been demonstrated to reverse the competitive outcome between red and grey squirrels.

Japanese knotweed (2020) – biological control

Scientists used Aphalara itadori, a plant louse that feeds on Japanese knotweed (Fallopia japonica), to investigate its effectiveness as a biocontrol across varying conditions.

Invasive Species Ireland

Invasive Species Ireland