Tag Archive for 'invasive species'

State Street employees remove invasive species from L’Eree headland

October 6th, 2011 by State Street

L’Eree headland will be a more welcoming environment to native vegetation and wildlife after employees from State Street cleared sour figs, Carpobrotus edulis, which had infested the area. Twelve employees removed 2.8 metric tonnes of sour fig, a succulent plant that grows in flat spreading mounds and was introduced to Britain in the nineteenth century. […]

Two newly arrived seaweed species to look out for in British Channel Island waters

June 2nd, 2011 by Dr. Paul Chambers

Two non-native species of seaweed have been discovered recently on the Jersey shore. Polyopes lancifolius was discovered for the first time at La Rocque, Jersey on 30 May 2011 and Grateloupia subpectinata was discovered in February 2011. If you see either of these seaweed species in Channel Island waters please take a photograph, record the […]

Plymouth Marine Laboratory launches new study on how environmental and man made factors impact marine ecosystems

February 2nd, 2011 by Plymouth Marine Laboratory

Plymouth Marine Laboratory (PML) has launched the research project: Vectors of Change in Oceans and Seas Marine Life, Impact on Economic Sectors (VECTORS). The project is coordinated by PML with funding of 12.5 million Euros from the European Commission Seventh Framework Programme VECTORS aims to improve our understanding of how environmental and man made factors […]

Globalisation burdens future generations with biological invasions

December 24th, 2010 by Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ

The consequences of the current high levels of socio-economic activity on the extent of biological invasions will probably not be completely realized until decades into the future. A new study on biological invasions based on extensive data of alien species from ten taxonomic groups and 28 European countries has shown that patterns of established alien […]

Asian Shore Crab, Hemigrapsus sanguineus, reaches shores of Channel Islands

April 23rd, 2010 by Richard Lord

The Asian Shore Crab, Hemigrapsus sanguineus, has arrived on the shores of Guernsey and Jersey.  Hemigrapsus crabs can be separated from indigenous crabs by the frontal area between the eyes being straight and tooth-less.  The carapace or shell of Hemigrapsus crabs also have three antero-lateral teeth rather than the five teeth on each side of […]