Project

Invasive seaweeds in rising temperatures: impacts and risk assessments (INVASIVES)

Duration
01 March 2013 → 31 August 2016
Funding
Federal funding: various
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Plant biology
  • Agricultural and food sciences
    • Fisheries sciences
Keywords
Biodiversity invasives marine
 
Project description

The aim of the project is to assess present and future impacts of invasive alien seaweeds on the North-Atlantic coastal biodiversity. The project aims specifically at predicting the effects of alien seaweeds under climate variability and rising sea surface temperatures [1] in the North-Atlantic. This will be done by addressing temperature effects on expansion rate and range shifts, abundance and ecological functioning of invasive or potentially invasive alien seaweeds.