Project: Heterogeneity of patterns and processes along biological invasion successions

Biological invasions occur when barriers limiting species distributions are broken-down, allowing species to extend beyond their natural range areas. In the last century, rates of biological invasions severely increased due to human activities, and are major components of global changes. Species invasions lead to worldwide redistribution of species, sometimes generating severe economical and societal disequilibrium. Important processes remain to be elucidated regarding the ecological and evolutionary dynamics of non-native populations over the course of invasion. In such a context, characterizing intrinsic biological drivers underpinning invasions is a crucial step towards predicting future patterns of invasion. In this context, PROBIS aims at characterizing patterns of traits variation, and test for the underlying evolutionary processes along an invasion succession. More generally, PROBIS aims at determining how the genetic and phenotypic heterogeneity of invasive populations along an agegradient of invaded habitats is expressed, and how this may influence the invasion success and rate of non-native species establishment.

Acronym PROBIS
Duration 01/12/2013 - 31/12/2016
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Network BiodivERsA2
Call BiodivERsA Call 2012-2013 on invasive species and biological invasions

Project partner

Number Name Role Country
Institute of Research for Development Montpellier France
University of Aberdeen United Kingdom
National Center for Scientific Research and Paul Sabatier University France
Umeå University Sweden
Muğla University Turkey
National Center for Scientific Research - Experimental Ecology Centre of Moulis Coordinator France
Bournemouth University United Kingdom
Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel Germany