Invasive species are one of the main causes of the extinction of native species and their effects could be devastating in the near future, as globalisation and climate change are facilitating their spread.
Understanding their problems is vital to improve their management, especially in an area such as the Mediterranean coastline where the number of invasive and potentially invasive species is very high. In this talk we will discuss the causes of this high presence of invasive species on our coasts, as well as the problems they cause.
To exemplify the measures that can be taken, we will explain the LIFE medCLIFFS project, which has the main objective of improving the management of Mediterranean cliffs, one of the habitats most affected by this problem, through coordination between the public sector, the private sector and the public.
Lecture by Carlos Gómez (CSIC-Botanic Institute of Barcelona) and Neus Ibáñez (Museum of Natural Sciences of Barcelona).
VENUE: Aula B of the Casa de Cultura de Girona.
DURATION: from 18 to 19h
ORGANISERS: CSIC-IBB, DACC, Diputació de Girona, Museum of Natural Sciences of Barcelona, Flora Catalana Association and the Federation of Nurseries of Catalonia