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1 National Invasive Species Database Colette O’ Flynn Invasive Species Ireland Forum 2009

2 National Invasive Species Database Established in 2008 To provide centralised up-to-date information on the distribution of invasive species in Ireland Information easily accessible

3 National Invasive Species Database - How does it work? Submit record to Data Centre Identify species & record Mapping system, online access

4 Where to start – what species?

5 EPA STRIVE – Alien invasive species in Irish water bodies Address the knowledge gap identified under the Water Framework Directive for alien invasive species in Ireland’s River Basin Districts

6 Scientific NameCommon Name Most Unwanted STRIVE Eriocheir sinensisChinese Mitten Crab XX Dreissena polymorphaZebra Mussel XX Gammarus pulexnone -X Gammarus tigrinusnone -X Ameiurus nebulosusBrown Bullhead Catfish X- Leuciscus cephalusChub XX Leuciscus leuciscusDace XX Mustela furoFeral Ferret X- Oxyura jamaicensisRuddy Duck X- Rattus norvegicusBrown Rat X- Rattus rattusShip Rat X- Sciurus carolinensisGrey Squirrel X- Didemnum speciesnone X- Arthurdendyus triangulatusNew Zealand Flatworm X- Sargassum muticumWire Weed X- What species to record?

7 3418 records 26 species

8 Mapping species - more than just squares

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13 Nymphoides peltata Mapping species – assessing the threat

14 Mapping species – coincidence mapping

15 Mapping species – pattern of spread

16 Mapping species - more than just squares

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19 The Value of a National Invasive Species ValueChallenges Flow of data Collaboration Funding Inform Research Management Early detection Awareness European & International information networks

20 Invasive Species Survey 8 species All-island Baseline data Awareness Taxon NameCommon NameSTRIVE ISI Most Unwanted EPA WFD risk analysis 1Azolla filiculoidesWater FernXXX 2Crassula helmsiiNew Zealand PigmyweedXXX 3Elodea nuttalliiNuttall’s WaterweedXXX 4Hydrocotyle ranunculoidesFloating PennywortXXX 5Myriophyllum aquaticumParrots FeatherXXX 6Fallopia japonicaJapanese KnotweedXXX 7Impatiens glanduliferaHimalayan BalsamXXX 8Heracleum mantegazzianumGiant HogweedXXX 5/8 ‘pose most threat to the attainment of the environmental quality objectives of the WFD within Ecoregion 17 and Atlantic Ocean’ May have indirect impact on water quality. To be considered in risk analysis process. Recording Early detection Year 1 – pilot

21 National Biodiversity Data Centre WIT West Campus Carriganore Waterford Phone: (051) Website: Contact Information

22 For every additional record submitted to the National Invasive Species Database, a clearer picture of the status of that invasive species in Ireland is generated.


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