Invasive Species Research

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)

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.

Invasive Species Ireland

Invasive Species Ireland