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.

Aquainvad-ED: Management, Risk Control & Early Detection of Aquatic Invasive Species – 3rd September 2018

Aquainvad-ED collaborated with Neobiota during September 2018 delivering a one day conference on the Management, Risk Control and Early Detection of Aquatic Invasive Species.

Over 100 Scientists gathered to listen to a full programme with plenary talks given by three renowned Invasive Species scientists – Prof. Dan Sinmberloff, Prof. Tony Ricciardi and Prof. David Lodge.

Talks were selected from dozens of abstracts submitted plus all 8 of the Early Stage Researchers presented their work via Speed Talks:



Following on from the talks, the poster sessions offered the ideal opportunity to discuss their research in more detail, to network and make connections with other scientists.




Advanced Training Course 3 – Florence

As part of the Aquainvad-ED training programme, our Early Stage Researchers recently took part in the third of our Advanced Training Sessions hosted by our project partners at the University of Florence.

This, the final advanced training session in the programme, focused on strategies and methods for the management of AIS. Talks were delivered by experts on the management and control of invasive species, the overall process of ecosystem invasion by alien species and possible management solutions/the relationships with other disciplines (such as ethology, ecology and economics).






Invasive Species Week 2017

As part of Invasive Species Week 2017, the Aquainvad-ED project and the Early Stage Researchers based at Swansea University hosted an event at Oriel Science in Swansea.




Numerous activities were available for the visitors to take part in during the day plus a mini-poster exhibition highlighted the work undertaken by the ESRs at Swansea, they were also on hand to answer any questions from the public.




Some of our younger visitors also had the opportunity to see some of the Invasive Species we work with close up.




Over 240 visitors came along to the day and it is hoped that another such event will run again next year.