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Invasive plant species are one of the most important threats for the future of island biodiversity

INVASION

The project INVASION, entitled “the Challenge of Invasive Plants in Islands: Towards an Integrative Approach for the Conservation of Flora of the Canary Islands” and funded by “Ayudas Fundación BBVA a Equipos de Investigación Científica 2019”, is founded on recent conceptual and analytical advances to face the challenge of improving our knowledge about the processes that determine the phenomenon of plant invasions on islands, and their transfer to management policies and citizen science.

NEWS & THOUGTHS

ACTIONS

May 17th –> First workshop of INVASION with Cabildos, Ayuntamientos, enterprises and NGOs

May 9th –> Fieldwork of the laurel forest on Tenerife done!

April 29th –> Fieldwork of the pine forest on Tenerife completed!

April –> The pine forest plots on Tenerife are now complete: many different areas across Adeje, Vilaflor, Santiago del Teide, and La Orotava are now incorported in the network arose from INVASION.

March  –> Important progress regarding the pine forest in Tenerife is implemented: sampled areas are performed in Icod, la Guancha, Arico and Candelaria

February –> Fieldwork diversified: from pine forests in Vilaflor, Articosa-Arafo, Las Raíces to xeric Euphorbia-dominated shurblands in Tenerife and Gran Canaria

January –> Anaga fieldwork is done and sampling in Teno Rural Natural Park begins.

December  –>Finishing fieldwork in ridges of Anaga.

November –> Fieldwork in Las Lagunetas, Agua García and first plots in Gran Canaria

October  –> Fieldwork continues to develop across the Anaga Rural Natural Park.

September  –>  The fieldwork of INVASION does take off in Anaga Rural Natural Park, focusing on the laurel forest

August 3rd –> Website launch.

July 29-30th –> The fieldwork in Gran Canaria started, and the sampling locations were selected.

July 8th –> We started the fieldwork in Tenerife of the project INVASION.

April 28th  –>The kickoff meeting of the project INVASION. It was the first meeting among the research members: Brent C. Emerson, Marcelino del Arco-Aguilar, Agustín Naranjo-Cigala, Jairo Patino, y Marcos Salas. 

Institutions leading the Project INVASION

Institutions collaborating with the Project INVASION

Associations and companies supporting the project INVASION

TEAM

JAIRO PATIÑO

PI

MARCELINO DEL ARCO

FULL PROFESSOR OF BOTANY. UNIVERSITY OF LA LAGUNA

AGUSTÍN NARANJO-CIGALA

GEOGRAPHER AND RESEARCHER AT THE DEPARTMENT OF GEOGRAPHY AND PROFESSOR AT THE FACULTY OF GEOGRAPHY AND HISTORY OF THE UNIVERSITY OF LAS PALMAS DE GRAN CANARIA

MARCOS SALAS

RESEARCH MEMBER OF THE ULPGC I-UNAT RESEARCH GROUP AND OF THE GOVERNING COUNCIL OF THE NATURE CLASSROOM OF THE UNIVERSITY OF LAS PALMAS DE GRAN CANARIA

BRENT EMERSON

RESEARCH SCIENTIST WITHIN THE SPANISH NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL (IPNA-CSIC)