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DAISIE - Inventory of alien invasive species in Europe

Latest version published by Research Institute for Nature and Forest (INBO) on Sep 20, 2019 Research Institute for Nature and Forest (INBO)

The DAISIE - inventory of alien invasive species in Europe is a species checklist dataset published by the Research Institute for Nature and Forest (INBO) and the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (CEH). It contains information on 12,104 taxa (mostly species and mostly introduced) occurring in the wild in Europe since 1500. It covers a broad taxonomic spectrum of terrestrial and aquatic free living and parasitic organisms. The collation of the alien species list is the result of the efforts of the DAISIE (http://www.europe-aliens.org/) project partners and more than 300 collaborators from Europe and neighbouring countries, involved in different fields of expertise and organisations. Here the DAISIE checklist is published as a standardized Darwin Core Archive and includes for each species: the scientific name, higher classification, and stable taxon identifier (in the taxon core), the vernacular names (in the vernacular names extension), the presence in a specific region, the year of the first introduction (first collection) and/or last assessment/observation in that region, as well as extra information (in the distribution extension), and the habitat, native range, and ecofunctional group (in the description extension). The DAISIE dataset is no longer maintained, but can be used as a historical archive for researching and managing alien plants or compiling regional and national registries of alien species. Issues with the dataset can be reported at https://github.com/trias-project/daisie-checklist

We have released this dataset under a Creative Commons Attribution license (CC-BY 4.0). We would appreciate it if you follow the GBIF citation guidelines (https://www.gbif.org/citation-guidelines) when using the data. If you have any questions regarding this dataset, don’t hesitate to contact us via the contact information provided in the metadata or via https://twitter.com/trias_project.

The publication of the checklist to GBIF was supported by the European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST) action Alien CSI “CA17122 - Increasing understanding of alien species through citizen science” as a Short Term Scientific Mission “Publishing alien species checklist data for Europe through repeatable, open workflows”, with technical support provided by the Research Institute for Nature and Forest (INBO).

Data Records

The data in this checklist resource has been published as a Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A), which is a standardized format for sharing biodiversity data as a set of one or more data tables. The core data table contains 12,115 records. 3 extension data tables also exist. An extension record supplies extra information about a core record. The number of records in each extension data table is illustrated below.

  • Taxon (core)
    12115
  • Distribution 
    62162
  • Description 
    48058
  • VernacularName 
    17070

This IPT archives the data and thus serves as the data repository. The data and resource metadata are available for download in the downloads section. The versions table lists other versions of the resource that have been made publicly available and allows tracking changes made to the resource over time.

Downloads

Download the latest version of this resource data as a Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A) or the resource metadata as EML or RTF:

Data as a DwC-A file download 12,115 records in English (2 MB) - Update frequency: not planned
Metadata as an EML file download in English (40 KB)
Metadata as an RTF file download in English (33 KB)

Versions

The table below shows only published versions of the resource that are publicly accessible.

How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

Roy D, Alderman D, Anastasiu P, Arianoutsou M, Augustin S, Bacher S, Başnou C, Beisel J, Bertolino S, Bonesi L, Bretagnolle F, Chapuis J L, Chauvel B, Chiron F, Clergeau P, Cooper J, Cunha T, Delipetrou P, Desprez-Loustau M, Détaint M, Devin S, Didžiulis V, Essl F, Galil B S, Genovesi P, Gherardi F, Gollasch S, Hejda M, Hulme P E, Josefsson M, Kark S, Kauhala K, Kenis M, Klotz S, Kobelt M, Kühn I, Lambdon P W, Larsson T, Lopez-Vaamonde C, Lorvelec O, Marchante H, Minchin D, Nentwig W, Occhipinti-Ambrogi A, Olenin S, Olenina I, Ovcharenko I, Panov V E, Pascal M, Pergl J, Perglová I, Pino J, Pyšek P, Rabitsch W, Rasplus J, Rathod B, Roques A, Roy H, Sauvard D, Scalera R, Shiganova T A, Shirley S, Shwartz A, Solarz W, Vilà M, Winter M, Yésou P, Zaiko A, Adriaens T, Desmet P, Reyserhove L (2019): DAISIE - Inventory of alien invasive species in Europe. v1.6. Research Institute for Nature and Forest (INBO). Dataset/Checklist. https://ipt.inbo.be/resource?r=daisie-checklist&v=1.6

Rights

Researchers should respect the following rights statement:

The publisher and rights holder of this work is Research Institute for Nature and Forest (INBO). This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) 4.0 License.

GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 39f36f10-559b-427f-8c86-2d28afff68ca.  Research Institute for Nature and Forest (INBO) publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by Belgian Biodiversity Platform.

Keywords

Checklist; Inventorythematic; checklist; inventory; alien species; Europe; AlienCSI

Contacts

Who created the resource:

David Roy
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology GB
David Alderman
CEFAS Weymouth Laboratory
Pauline Anastasiu
University of Bucharest RO
Margarita Arianoutsou
University of Athens GR
Sylvie Augustin
Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique, Zoologie Forestière, Centre de recherche d’Orléans FR
Sven Bacher
Department of Biology, Ecology & Evolution Unit, University of Fribourg CH
Corina Başnou
Centre for Ecological Research and Forestry Applications, Campus de Bellaterra ES
Jean-Nicolas Beisel
Laboratory Biodiversity and Ecosysteme Functioning, University of Metz FR
Sandro Bertolino
Laboratory of Entomology and Zoology, DIVAPRA, University of Turin IT
Laura Bonesi
Dipartimento di Biologia, Università di Trieste IT
François Bretagnolle
Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle, Département Ecologie et Gestion de la Biodiversité FR
Jean Louis Chapuis
Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle, Département Ecologie et Gestion de la Biodiversité FR
Bruno Chauvel
UMR, INRA/ENESAD/UB, Biologie et Gestion des Adventices FR
François Chiron
Department of Ecology, Systematics and Evolution, The Institute of Life Sciences, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem IL
Philippe Clergeau
Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique, SCRIBE, IFR 140, Campus de Beaulieu FR
Jonathan Cooper
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology GB
Teresa Cunha
teresa.cunha@ec.europa.eu BE
Pinelopi Delipetrou
University of Athens, Faculty of Biology, Department of Botany GR
Marie-Laure Desprez-Loustau
Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique, Domaine de la Grande Ferrade, UMR 1202 BIOGECO, Pathologie forestière FR
Mathieu Détaint
Association Cistude Nature FR
Simon Devin
Laboratory Biodiversity and Ecosysteme Functioning, University of Metz FR
Viktoras Didžiulis
Coastal Research and Planning Institute, Klaipėda University LT
Franz Essl
Vienna University AT
Bella S. Galil
National Institute of Oceanography IL
Piero Genovesi
Chair European Section IUCN SSC ISSG, INFS (National Wildlife Institute) IT
Francesca Gherardi
Dipartimento di Biologia Evoluzionistica, Università di Firenze IT
Stephan Gollasch
GoConsult DE
Martin Hejda
Department of Invasion Ecology, Institute of Botany, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic CZ
Philip E. Hulme
National Centre for Advanced Bio-Protection Technologies NZ
Melanie Josefsson
Swedish Environmental Protection Agency, c/o Department of Environmental SE
Salit Kark
Department of Ecology, Systematics and Evolution, The Institute of Life Sciences, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem IL
Kaarina Kauhala
Turku Game and Fisheries Research FI
Marc Kenis
Forestry and Ornamental Pest Research, CABI Europe CH
Stefan Klotz
Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ, Department of Community Ecology DE
Manuel Kobelt
Community Ecology, Zoological Institute, University of Bern CH
Ingolf Kühn
Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ, Department of Community Ecology DE
Philip W. Lambdon
RSPB, c/o Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew GB
Tor-Björn Larsson
European Environment Agency DK
Carlos Lopez-Vaamonde
Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique, Zoologie Forestière, Centre de recherche d’Orléans FR
Olivier Lorvelec
Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique, UMR ESE, INRA FR
Hélia Marchante
Escola Superior Agrária de Coimbra Departamento de Ciências Exactas e Ambiente Sector de Biologia e Ecologia PT
Dan Minchin
Marine Organism Investigations IE
Wolfgang Nentwig
Community Ecology, Zoological Institute, University of Bern CH
Anna Occhipinti-Ambrogi
Dipartimento di Ecologia del Territorio, Università di Pavia IT
Sergej Olenin
Coastal Research and Planning Institute, Klaipėda University LT
Irina Olenina
Coastal Research and Planning Institute, Klaipeda University LT
Irina Ovcharenko
Coastal Research and Planning Institute LT
Vadim E Panov
Faculty of Geography and Geoecology, St. Petersburg State University RU
Michel Pascal
Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique FR
Jan Pergl
Department of Invasion Ecology, Institute of Botany, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic CZ
Irena Perglová
Department of Invasion Ecology, Institute of Botany, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic CZ
Joan Pino
Centre for Ecological Research and Forestry Applications, Campus de Bellaterra, Uníversitat Autònoma de Barcelona ES
Petr Pyšek
Department of Invasion Ecology, Institute of Botany, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic CZ
Wolfgang Rabitsch
Federal Environment Agency Ltd, Biodiversity and Nature Conservation AT
Jean-Yves Rasplus
Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique, INRA, Centre de Biologie et de Gestion des Populations, Campus International de Baillarguet FR
Biren Rathod
Biological Records Centre, Centre for Ecology & Hydrology GB
Alain Roques
Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique, Zoologie Forestière, Centre de recherche d’Orléans FR
Helen Roy
Biological Records Centre, Centre for Ecology & Hydrology GB
Daniel Sauvard
Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique, Zoologie Forestière, Centre de recherche d’Orléans FR
Riccardo Scalera
Tamara A. Shiganova
P.P. Shirshov Institute of Oceanology, Russian Academy of Sciences RU
Susan Shirley
Department of Forest Science, Oregon State Universit US
Assaf Shwartz
Department of Ecology, Systematics and Evolution, The Institute of Life Sciences, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem IL
Wojciech Solarz
Institute of Nature Conservation, Polish Academy of Sciences PL
Montserrat Vilà
Estación Biológica de Doñana ES
Marten Winter
Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ, Department of Community Ecology DE
Pierre Yésou
Office National de la Chasse et de la Faune Sauvage FR
Anastasija Zaiko
Coastal Research and Planning Institute, Klaipėda University LT
Tim Adriaens
Research Institute for Nature and Forest (INBO) BE
Peter Desmet
Research Institute for Nature and Forest (INBO) BE
Lien Reyserhove
Research Institute for Nature and Forest (INBO)

Who can answer questions about the resource:

David Roy
Centre for Ecology and Hydrology GB

Who filled in the metadata:

David Roy
Peter Desmet
Research Institute for Nature and Forest (INBO) BE
Lien Reyserhove
Research Institute for Nature and Forest (INBO) BE

Geographic Coverage

This checklist contains documented introduction records of the alien taxa for 71 terrestrial and nine marine regions of Europe, the Levantine Basin and the North African coast of the Mediterranean Sea. These regions mostly match political borders of countries as they are known today. Where data were available at a finer political or biogeographic level, these are also presented e.g., the administrative regions of the United Kingdom (Wales, Scotland, England, Northern Ireland) or islands such as Corsica, Sicily, Crete, Greenland or Svalbard.

Bounding Coordinates South West [27.68, -23.2], North East [70.96, 43.94]

Taxonomic Coverage

In total, this dataset includes taxa from 5 kingdoms and 53 phyla recorded in the database. The phyla of Spermatophyta, Arthropoda and Chordata contain the highest numbers of the alien species: 56, 24 and 5 %, respectively. Many phyla (32 out of 53) contain less than 10 recorded species, and 12 phyla are represented by only one recorded alien species.

Kingdom  Plantae (plants),  Animalia (animals),  Fungi (fungi),  Bacteria (bacteria),  Chromista

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 1500-01-01 / 2005-12-31

Sampling Methods

See DAISIE (2009)

Study Extent See DAISIE (2009)
Quality Control See DAISIE (2009) and step description.

Method step description:

  1. The source data is extracted from the DAISIE database, a MySQL database managed by the Centre for Hydrology and Ecology (CEH).
  2. Multiple raw data files were generated from this database to make the mapping process more structured and easy to comprehend. These raw files were uploaded to a GitHub repository (https://github.com/trias-project/daise-checklist. See https://trias-project.github.io/daisie-checklist/ for an introduction to this repository and the mapping of this dataset.
  3. We developed multiple RMarkdown scripts to document and perform the transformation of the data to Darwin Core, which includes the following steps:
  4. Perform some basic data processing and restructuring (https://trias-project.github.io/daisie-checklist/1_pre_processing.html).
  5. Create a taxon core file (http://rs.gbif.org/core/dwc_taxon.xml) including cleaning of the taxon rank information (https://trias-project.github.io/daisie-checklist/2_dwc_taxon_mapping.html).
  6. Create a vernacular name extension (https://trias-project.github.io/daisie-checklist/3_dwc_vernacularname_mapping.html).
  7. Create a distribution extension file (http://rs.gbif.org/extension/gbif/1.0/distribution.xml, including standardization of the location information, occurrence status, means of establishment and event dates (https://trias-project.github.io/daisie-checklist/4_dwc_distribution_mapping.html).
  8. Create a description extension file (http://rs.gbif.org/extension/gbif/1.0/description.xml), including information about habitat, native range, and ecofunctional group (https://trias-project.github.io/daisie-checklist/5_dwc_description_mapping.html).
  9. The resulting Darwin Core data files are uploaded to the INBO IPT and documented with metadata.
  10. The dataset is published and registered with GBIF.

Bibliographic Citations

  1. DAISIE (2009) Handbook of alien species in Europe. Springer, Dordrecht ISBN 978-1-4020-8279-5, available by 17 November 2008

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers 39f36f10-559b-427f-8c86-2d28afff68ca
https://ipt.inbo.be/resource?r=daisie-checklist