NEOBIOTA addresses theoretical and applied aspects of biological invasions, but also aims at educating the public and consulting with policy makers.
Main tasks of NEOBIOTA
- Enhance communication and contact between scientists from different (sub-)communities working on theoretical and applied aspects of biological invasions.
- Stimulate research on non-native species, their traits, their distribution and impacts. Identify information deficits and co-ordinate efforts to fill them.
- Disseminate information on causes, mechanisms, and impacts of biological invasions and on management approaches.
Genesis of the Neobiota Consortium
- Time to act! Biological invasions need a strong European legal framework urgently! (PDF 121 kB): Resolution adopted by the participants of the“7th European Conference on Biological Invasions of the European Working Group on Biological Invasions – NEOBIOTA in 2012 at Pontevedra, Spain.