Navigation Links
Environment: Pooling information to combat the threat of alien species in Europe
Date:9/14/2012

How many plants can be found in the Alps that are not native to that region? Which animals were deliberately or accidently introduced to the Danube? How big a threat will they become to local wildlife? EASIN, the European Alien Species Information Network, launched today by the European Commission's in-house science service, the Joint Research Centre (JRC), takes a first step towards answering these and other questions related to 16 000 alien species currently reported all over Europe. This information network the first of its kind in Europe is an important step to deal with the threat of alien species that become invasive. Invasive species present a serious threat to biodiversity and natural resources, with an economic impact estimated at around 12 billion per year.

Environment Commissioner Janez Potočnik said: "Invasive alien species are causing growing problems for our natural resources, people's health and the economy. This threat arises from non-native species whose numbers are growing rapidly in an increasingly interconnected world. The EASIN network will help people in Europe get better information about where non-native species are, and how common they are and that will support better policy making on this difficult issue."

Alien species non-native organisms that become established in a new environment are on the increase worldwide. Most of them do not present significant risks for their new environment. However, some of them adapt so successfully to the new environment that they become invasive from being biological curiosities they become genuine threats to local ecosystems, crops and livestock, threatening our environmental and social wellbeing. Invasive alien species are the second leading cause of biodiversity loss, after habitat alteration.

EASIN facilitates the mapping and classification of alien species by indexing reported data from over 40 online databases. Through dynamically updated web features, users
'/>"/>

Contact: Elena Gonzalez Verdesoto
jrc-press@ec.europa.eu
European Commission Joint Research Centre
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. Information theory helps unravel DNAs genetic code
2. A brain filter for clear information transmission
3. Tracking shuttle exhaust reveals more information about atmospheric winds
4. Information overload in the era of big data
5. Early Bird Offers on Healthcare and Biotechnology Conferences, Save Up To 20% by Registering with Global Information
6. Cancerous tumors deliver pro-metastatic information in secreted vesicles
7. Early Bird Discounts Available on International Healthcare and Biotechnology Conferences, Save Up To $600 with Global Information
8. Doubling the information from the double helix
9. 2012 Forecast for US Molecular Diagnostics Market Now Available From Global Information Inc.
10. Copernicus Award 2012 for German-Polish collaboration in business information systems
11. New Biotech and Pharmaceutical Market Research from Global Information Inc Forecasts Strong Growth Coming Out of Recession
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:11/21/2014)... 2014 According to a new ... (Video, RFID, Access Control, Intrusion Detection, Parking Management, Under ... Component Service Geography - Global Forecasts to 2020", published ... to be around $25 Billion in 2014 and is ... a CAGR of 8.69%. Browse 116 market ...
(Date:11/21/2014)... 2014  Earlier this year Donald Spector , ... one of the most prolific inventors in the world, ... from Smartphones to third party agencies. Spector envisioned this ... of the earliest known patents in this area. Now ... military, child care, elder care and hospital applications. This ...
(Date:11/21/2014)... 2014 Strict laws against distracted driving and ... North American and European automotive sector towards gesture recognition ... systems that are intuitive and able to retrieve information ... New analysis from Frost & Sullivan,s ... Europe and North ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Industrial Security Systems Market Worth $38 Billion by 2020 2Industrial Security Systems Market Worth $38 Billion by 2020 3Patented Biosensor Wearable Technology Provides a More Civilized Method of Quarantine 2Patented Biosensor Wearable Technology Provides a More Civilized Method of Quarantine 3Patented Biosensor Wearable Technology Provides a More Civilized Method of Quarantine 4Gesture Recognition Intensifies with the Rise of In-car Smartphone Integration, Says Frost & Sullivan 2Gesture Recognition Intensifies with the Rise of In-car Smartphone Integration, Says Frost & Sullivan 3Gesture Recognition Intensifies with the Rise of In-car Smartphone Integration, Says Frost & Sullivan 4
... [Brown University] Just as a company creates new, better ... its bottom line, an international team of researchers led by ... and performance before flooding the environment with new, improved versions ... plants with the same ancestor, called a clade, begin to ...
... growth and spread of breast cancer tumors may be ... strategies: blocking the enzyme needed to "energize" cancer cells ... with minimum exposure to healthy tissues, indicate researchers at ... in Chicago, Ill. "Once breast cancer metastases ...
... with information on the size of the carbon footprint ... make better, environmentally friendly choices. A Michigan State ... of the journal Nature Climate Change , said ... with nutritional information, could offer at least a short-term ...
Cached Biology News:Like products, plants wait for optimal configuration before market success 2Interventional radiologists provide hope in delaying growth, spread of breast cancer 2Interventional radiologists provide hope in delaying growth, spread of breast cancer 3Nature paper calls for carbon labeling 2
(Date:11/27/2014)... 2014 The Europe Thermal Protective ... to provide crucial revenue forecasts. It estimates the ... at a CAGR of 7.5%, from 2013 to ... Europe Thermal Protective Clothing market report for a ... supported by various tables and figures. , ...
(Date:11/27/2014)... Nov. 27, 2014 Research and ... "Global Palmitic Acid Industry Report 2014" report to ... The Global Palmitic Acid Industry Report 2014 ... state of the global palmitic acid industry. ... including definitions, classifications, applications and industry chain structure. The ...
(Date:11/27/2014)... 2014 Spartan Bioscience today announced that ... Drug Safety (MFDS) regulatory approval for its Spartan ... in less than 60 minutes from a non-invasive cheek ... aid for doctors to determine therapeutic strategies for drugs ... some of the world’s most commonly prescribed drugs such ...
(Date:11/27/2014)... November 27, 2014 First ...   Elsevier , a world-leading provider ... is pleased to announce the launch of a new ... The launch of Extreme Mechanics ... at the forefront of applied sciences such as micro ...
Breaking Biology Technology:The Europe Thermal Protective Clothing market is estimated to grow up to $577.9 million by 2018 - Report by MicroMarket Monitor 2The Europe Thermal Protective Clothing market is estimated to grow up to $577.9 million by 2018 - Report by MicroMarket Monitor 3Global Palmitic Acid Industry Report 2014 2Spartan Bioscience Receives Korean Regulatory Approval for First Rapid DNA Test of Mutations Affecting Metabolism of Common Drugs 2Spartan Bioscience Receives Korean Regulatory Approval for First Rapid DNA Test of Mutations Affecting Metabolism of Common Drugs 3Elsevier Announces the Launch of a New Journal: Extreme Mechanics Letters 2Elsevier Announces the Launch of a New Journal: Extreme Mechanics Letters 3
... Inc., today,announced the appointment of Lynn Marcus-Wyner, Ph.D., ... for managing the company,s,intellectual property strategy, activities, and ... President, General Counsel and Secretary., Dr. Marcus-Wyner ... Intellectual Assets US, she managed the United States ...
... Sept. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Spectral Diagnostics Inc.,(TSX: SDI) ... terms with Toray,Industries Inc. of Japan to obtain ... for Toraymyxin(TM), a therapeutic for the treatment of,sepsis ... terms of the,agreement, the Company will seek FDA ...
... BROOMFIELD, Colo., Sept. 23 ARCA biopharma, ... Drug Administration (FDA) has,accepted a New Drug ... bucindolol, an investigational and pharmacologically unique,beta-blocker and ... chronic,heart failure. If approved by the FDA, ...
Cached Biology Technology:Codexis Names Vice President, Intellectual Property 2Spectral to bring anti-sepsis therapy to the U.S. market 2Spectral to bring anti-sepsis therapy to the U.S. market 3FDA Accepts New Drug Application for Bucindolol, A Genetically-Targeted Treatment for Heart Failure From ARCA biopharma 2FDA Accepts New Drug Application for Bucindolol, A Genetically-Targeted Treatment for Heart Failure From ARCA biopharma 3
... genetically engineered Klenow polymerase in which the 3 ... only the 5 to 3 polymerase activity. The ... the enzyme of choice for isotopic or biotin ... method, and for DNA sequencing by the Sanger ...
... a DNA-dependent RNA polymerase which is stringently ... efficiently synthesizes in vitro transcripts from almost ... a T7 promoter. Transcripts can be ... vitro translation, substrates in RNA processing systems, ...
... overproducer ATP: D-hexose 6- phosphotransferase/D-glucose-6-phosphate: ... unit of HK will phosphorylate ... 1 min at 25C at ... G6P-DH will oxidize 1 mol ...
Goat polyclonal to Haptoglobin ( Abpromise for all tested applications). Antigen: Affinity purified human haptoglobin. Entrez GeneID: 3240 Swiss Protein ID: P00738...
Biology Products: