Project

Quantifying the distributiion and impact of alien fish species on ecosystem structure and functioning in surface waters.

Duration
01 October 2013 → 31 May 2015
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund, Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Animal biology
Keywords
invasive species habitat suitability impact analysis
 
Project description

The distribution and impact of invasive fish species on ecosystem structure and functioning will be investigated. Detection will be done via environmental DNA monitoring. An integrated approach will be used, coupling existing data with data obtained from lab experiments and ecological models. Food web and functional response models will be developed to obtain insight into the ecology of invasive fishes.