Alien Species Working Group

The purpose of the Alien Species thematic working group is to develop a LifeWatch showcase on a topic of major interest for biodiversity organisation and conservation.

Mission - The Alien Species Working Group aims to provide a concrete example of what LifeWatch can offer to users. The Working Group conducts cutting-edge research on ecosystems and habitat vulnerability to alien species invasion, using virtual lab facilities, services and tools supplied by the LifeWatch infrastructure.

Products - The Alien Species group has developed a database on Italian ecosystem vulnerability to alien species invasion, covering more than 15% of overall biodiversity in Italy. The Working Group has also produced scientific papers for the biodiversity research community, new knowledge for environmental managers and policy makers, and simple and accessible information for citizens.