Field guide IAS in European Forests


Friday, 20 December 2019

“A Field Guide to Invasive Alien Species in European Forests” has been developed as a tool for detecting and recognising alien species in forests. The guide was first prepared in Slovenian, within the framework of the project LIFE ARTEMIS (Awareness Raising, Training and Measures on Invasive alien Species in forests), and this English adaptation has been developed within the COST action Alien CSI CA17122 – Increasing understanding of alien species through citizen science.

The guide is intended for professionals and citizen scientists, by providing key characters and directly comparing species to the other alien and/or native European species that are most similar. The initial set of alien species presented in the guide were those placed on the Slovenian alert list of potentially invasive alien species in forests. EASIN has contributed to this field guide with the dataset of the records of the alien species included in the guide to produce the species distribution maps.

For more information and download the guide: