Invasive Non Native Species (INNS). Developing evidence-based resources and strategies to slow the spread of aquatic INNS through river catchments in Yorkshire.
Project Summary: The project will use research evidence and expertise on biosecurity, GIS modelling, stakeholder engagement, policy development and behavioural change to inform Local Authority strategies and produce resources to support the development of good biosecurity practice tailored to their needs. The long-term outcome will be new strategies embedded across Yorkshire, that can also be applied to catchments elsewhere, to reduce the spread of INNS and cost of treatment of infestations.
Project Team: Alison Dunn, Claire Quinn, Chris Hassall, Karen Bacon – University of Leeds; Ellie Barham, Nick Cave – Yorkshire Wildlife Trust; Martin Jones – Leeds City Council; Trevor Mayne – Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council; Will Kitts, Andrew Virtue – Environment Agency; Sarah Clarke, Charles Foreman – Dales to Vale Rivers Network; Rachel Naden, Ben Aston – Yorkshire Water; Yorkshire Invasive Species Forum.
Duration: February 2019 – July 2020
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