Assessment of current and future invasive plants in protected dune habitats of the Atlantic coastal region - Including management accounts of selected species for the LIFE DUNIAS project (LIFE20 NAT/BE/001442)

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This report brings together the results of an INBO and LIFE DUNIAS workshop on invasive vegetation in Atlantic dunes and salt marshes. Through a systematic risk screening (horizon scan) on more than 1,300 alien plant species, experts identified the highest-priority species that (may) have a serious ecological impact on the European protected habitats of Atlantic dunes and salt marshes. This list can work through preventive actions, rapid removal of newly emerging exotic species and monitoring systems. The report contains recommendations for better monitoring of invasive species in monitoring for the Habitats Directive. For a selection of species, there is a science-based overview of possible management methods.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherInstituut voor Natuur- en Bosonderzoek
Number of pages201
Publication statusPublished - 2022

Publication series

NameRapporten van het Instituut voor Natuur- en Bosonderzoek

Thematic List 2020

  • Protected nature
  • Invasive species

Thematic list

  • Invasive species (nature management)
  • Invasive species (management)
  • Invasive species (species diversity)
  • Flora
  • Tidal marshes and tidal mudflats
  • Beaches and dunes

EWI Biomedical sciences

  • B003-ecology
  • B004-botany

Taxonomic list

  • mosses (Bryophyta)
  • vascular plants (Tracheophyta)

Geographic list

  • Atlantic region (inc. Flanders)
  • Europe

Free keywords

  • IAS management
  • alien species
  • horizon scanning
  • risk assessment
  • risk screening

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