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Something in the way they move: how global patterns of wildlife trade influence global invasion success

Predicting impacts of alien species is crucial for managing the threats they pose to biodiversity and society in general. Species-specific traits and invaded-range characteristics influence invasion success. Accidental or intentional release of pets obtained through the global wild-pet trade (GWT) increases the likelihood of invasive establishment. ALIENTRADE will assess the role and impact that GWT plays as a global driver of biological invasions. Drawing on solid experience, ALIENTRADE's research team will work using a multidisciplinary framework to investigate the complex socioeconomic and environmental context, and develop risk assessments analysis addressing the sustainability of GWT. Focusing mainly on European biodiversity policies, practical science-based guidance will be produced, ensuring synergies across sectors, especially in determining international trade policies, and identifying potential introduction pathways.
Team
Principal Investigator
Luís Reino

Luís Reino

Position: Post-Doc Researcher
Groups:
APPLECOL, INVASIONS
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Researchers
Ana Sofia Vaz

Ana Sofia Vaz

Position: Post-Doc Researcher
Groups:
ECOCHANGE, INVASIONS
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Joana Santana

Joana Santana

Position: Post-Doc Researcher
Groups:
APPLECOL, INVASIONS
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Students
Miguel Monteiro

Miguel Monteiro

Position: PhD Student
Groups:
ECOCHANGE, INVASIONS
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State
Ongoing
Proponent Institution
ICETA-UP (CIBIO-InBIO)
Funded by
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT)
Dates
2018
Participant Institutions
Instituto Superior de Agronomia, Universidade de Évora
Reference
PTDC/BIA-ECO/30931/2017
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