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AQUAtic INVAders: Early Detection, Control and Management

Total Cost €


EC-Contrib. €






Project "AQUAINVAD-ED" data sheet

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Organization address
postcode: SA2 8PP

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 Coordinator Country United Kingdom [UK]
 Project website
 Total cost 2˙079˙605 €
 EC max contribution 2˙079˙605 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.3.1. (Fostering new skills by means of excellent initial training of researchers)
 Code Call H2020-MSCA-ITN-2014
 Funding Scheme MSCA-ITN-ETN
 Starting year 2015
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2015-06-01   to  2019-05-31


Take a look of project's partnership.

# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    SWANSEA UNIVERSITY UK (SWANSEA) coordinator 819˙863.00
2    NEMO Nature and Environment Management Operators S.r.l IT (Firenze) participant 258˙061.00
3    UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI FIRENZE IT (Florence) participant 258˙061.00
6    UNIVERSIDAD DE OVIEDO ES (OVIEDO) participant 247˙872.00


 Project objective

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 are well known, but their control and management has now become a worldwide priority. Successful management of AIS is challenging because it requires several steps in succession: (1) early detection, (2) identification of routes of introduction and pathways of dispersal, and (3) development of efficient control measures. However, public awareness and stakeholder involvement are also critical .The main research goal of AQUAINVAD-ED is to exploit novel molecular advances combined with the power of citizen science to develop innovative methods of early detection, control and management of AIS. This will be achieved via a multi-disciplinary network of experts in invasion biology, aquatic biotechnology, citizen science and environmental policy working from 3 different countries. The inter-sectoral dimension of the consortium consists of fundamental and applied scientists from 3 universities, 1 technological institute, 2 government agencies, 1 NGO and 5 SMEs. AQUAINVAD-ED will catalyse research and commercial activity in the detection and management of AIS, as well as in the implementation of codes of good practice for the European industry and Government agencies. This will be achieved by training the next generation of researchers on the principles of invasion biology, providing them with the skills necessary to detect and quantify the ecological and socio-economic impacts of AIS and the ability to communicate science to the general public. The training program will be delivered through individual research projects, active participation in network activities and a unique combination of specialised courses, designed to increase employability in the consultancy sector, government, academia, and the water industry.


List of deliverables.
Report on literature review for methods in the marine environment Documents, reports 2020-01-21 12:34:11
Report on literature review Documents, reports 2020-01-21 12:34:11
Web page Websites, patent fillings, videos etc. 2020-01-21 12:34:11
Report on literature review for methods in fresh water Documents, reports 2020-01-21 12:34:11
Career development plan 1 Other 2020-01-21 12:34:11

Take a look to the deliverables list in detail:  detailed list of AQUAINVAD-ED deliverables.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2018 Phillip Haubrock, Alberto Criado, Agustín Monteoliva, José Monteoliva, Tamara Santiago, Alberto Inghilesi, Elena Tricarico
Control and eradication efforts of aquatic alien fish species in Lake Caicedo Yuso-Arreo
published pages: 267-278, ISSN: 1989-8649, DOI: 10.3391/mbi.2018.9.3.09
Management of Biological Invasions 9/3 2020-01-21
2019 Phillip Haubrock
Predicting the effects of reintroducing a native predator (European eel, Anguilla anguilla) into a freshwater community dominated by alien species using a multidisciplinary approach
published pages: 171-191, ISSN: 1989-8649, DOI: 10.3391/mbi.2019.10.1.11
Management of Biological Invasions 10/1 2020-01-21
2018 Phillip Josckha Haubrock, Martina Azzini, Ivan Fribbi, Alberto Francesco Inghilesi, Elena Tricarico
Opportunistic alien catfish: unexpected findings in the diet of the alien species Ictalurus punctatus in Central Italy
published pages: 239–242, ISSN: 2545-0255, DOI:
Fisheries & Aquatic Life, Archives of Polish Fisheries 26 2020-01-21
2019 Phillip Joschka Haubrock, Martina Azzini, Paride Balzani, Alberto Francesco Inghilesi, Elena Tricarico
When alien catfish meet—Resource overlap between the North American Ictalurus punctatus and immature European Silurus glanis in the Arno River (Italy)
published pages: , ISSN: 0906-6691, DOI: 10.1111/eff.12481
Ecology of Freshwater Fish 2020-01-21
2017 Teja P. Muha, Marta Rodríguez-Rey, Matteo Rolla, Elena Tricarico
Using Environmental DNA to Improve Species Distribution Models for Freshwater Invaders
published pages: , ISSN: 2296-701X, DOI: 10.3389/fevo.2017.00158
Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 5 2020-01-21
2017 Elena Tricarico
Developing innovative methods to face aquatic invasions in Europe: the Aquainvad-ED project
published pages: 403-408, ISSN: 1989-8649, DOI: 10.3391/mbi.2017.8.3.13
Management of Biological Invasions 8/3 2020-01-21
2018 Phillip Haubrock, Paride Balzani, Iva Johovic, Alberto Inghilesi, Annamaria Nocita, Elena Tricarico
The diet of the alien channel catfish Ictalurus punctatus in the River Arno (Central Italy)
published pages: 575-585, ISSN: 1818-5487, DOI: 10.3391/ai.2018.13.4.14
Aquatic Invasions 13/4 2020-01-21
2018 Phillip Joschka Haubrock, Paride Balzani, Iva Johovic, Alberto Franesco Inghilesi, Annamaria Nocita, Elena Tricarico
The effect of different preservation methods on morphological characteristics of the alien channel catfish Ictalurus punctatus (Rafinesque, 1818) in European freshwater
published pages: 68-74, ISSN: 1848-0586, DOI:
Croatian Journal of Fisheries 76 2020-01-21
2016 Sabine Rech, Yaisel Borrell, Eva García-Vazquez
Marine litter as a vector for non-native species: What we need to know
published pages: 40-43, ISSN: 0025-326X, DOI: 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2016.08.032
Marine Pollution Bulletin 113/1-2 2020-01-21

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