The main research goal of AQUAINVAD-ED is to exploit novel molecular advances combined with the power of crowd data sourcing (citizen science) to develop innovative methods of early detection, control and management of AIS.

Management, Risk Control and Early Detection of Aquatic Invasive Species


Recent research has shown that Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) are on the rise due to the synergistic effects of climate change and habitat destruction.


The impacts of AIS on biodiversity, human health, and loss of ecosystem services (food, tourism and water provision) have long been known, but their control and  management has now become a worldwide priority.


On 3rd September 2018 we delivered special sessions at Neobiota 2018 focusing on these topics.

Our programme is available on-line and included keynote talks from Professor David Lodge , Professor Tony Ricciardi and Professor Dan Simberloff.