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Climate change poses severe threats the life on earth. Yet much remains unknown about its concrete impacts. Many aspects of the changing climate’s impacts on different parts of the earth’s biosphere still need to be examined, but this project specifically investigates the rapid increase of non-indigenous invasive species (NISs) in European ecosystems. These species may not only replace indigenous ones but also alter habitats. They interact with the changing environment and can eventually severely impact established socio-economic regimes.

We need to adopt a comprehensive approach to this issue though. Perhaps more important than the appearance of NISs, is the bulk of the biotic and abiotic variables and interactions that come with it. Examining this requires access to big datasets, from genomics to in-situ and satellite-borne environmental data. It also involves high computational power, especially for those models with iterative algorithms.

This project seeks to

Partners: ENVRI FAIR, LifeWatch ERIC, MARIS, ICOS ERIC, EMSO ERIC, EMBRC ERIC.