• Research Center in Biodiversity and Genetic Resources

    InBIO Associate Laboratory

    Research Center in  Biodiversity and Genetic Resources
  • Research Center in Biodiversity and Genetic Resources

    InBIO Associate Laboratory

    Research Center in  Biodiversity and Genetic Resources
  • Research Center in Biodiversity and Genetic Resources

    InBIO Associate Laboratory

    Research Center in  Biodiversity and Genetic Resources
  • Research Center in Biodiversity and Genetic Resources

    InBIO Associate Laboratory

    Research Center in  Biodiversity and Genetic Resources
 
 

 

 

 

ALIENTRADE: 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.

 
Principal Investigator:
 
 
Research Team:
 
Ana Sofia Lino Vaz

Ana Sofia Lino Vaz

PhD Student

 
César Capinha

César Capinha

Post-Doc Researcher

 
Henrique Miguel Pereira

Henrique Miguel Pereira

Coordinating Researcher

 
Miguel B. Araújo

Miguel B. Araújo

Visiting Full Professor

 
Miguel Monteiro

Miguel Monteiro

PhD Student

 
 
Rui Paulo Nóbrega Figueira

Rui Paulo Nóbrega Figueira

Principal Researcher

 
 
Other Members:
Pedro Segurado, Miguel Bastos Araújo, Franz Essl, Diederik Strubbe, Ana Nuno, Daniel Sol, Paulo Branco, José Maria Santos, Maria do Rosário Fernandes, Hanno Seebens, David Richardson
 
State:
On going
 
Proponent Institution:
ICETA-UP (CIBIO-InBIO)
 
Funded by:
FCT
 
Dates:
2018 (Duration: 3 years)
 
Participant Institutions:
CIBIO-InBIO, Instituto Superior de Agronomia-Universidade de Lisboa, Universidade de Évora
 
Reference:
PTDC/BIA-ECO/30931/2017