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DIARS – Detection of invasive plant species and assessment of their impact on ecosystem properties through remote sensing

EU BiodivERsA, DFG FE 1331/3-1

Funding period: 2014-2017

Project team: Hannes Feilhauer, Sandra Skowronek

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Invasive moss species Campylopus introflexus in the dunes of Sylt, Germany

Biodiversity conservation includes the development of warning and rapid response systems for biological invasions and urges investigations of their impacts on ecosystem function and services. In this context, the systematic, objective, and synoptic view on Earth of remote sensing systems offers a great opportunity to target biological invasion and their impact across various spatial and temporal scales. Within DIARS we aim to

1. characterize the ecosystem impact of invasive plant species through the combined use of field and remotely sensed data.

2. support monitoring, prediction of spread and risk assessment of invasive plant species as preconditions for management measures and mitigation.

For this purpose, we analyse and map the local distribution of the invasive species Campylopus introflexus, Prunus serotina and Oxalis pes-caprae and their impact on ecosystems in Germany and France.

See also the DIARS project page.

Project partners:

  • Carnegie Department of Global Ecology, Stanford, CA, USA
  • Fondazione Edmund Mach, San Michele all’Adige, Italy
  • KIT, Karlsruhe, Germany
  • KU Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
  • U de Picardie Jules Vernes, Amiens, France
  • Vito, Mol, Belgium

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