Invasive Species Research

Curly waterweed (2020) – steam treatment

This study assessed how effective steam treatments were on layered clumps of curly waterweed (Lagarosiphon major).

Asian hornet (2020) – biodiversity friendly mitigation

This study investigated how beehive muzzles lowered homing failure and foraging paralysis in European honey bees when stressed by Asian hornets (Vespa velutina nigrithorax).

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.

Invasive Species Northern Ireland

Invasive Species Northern Ireland