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

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

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

MARCOS SALAS

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

BRENT EMERSON

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