Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research
Royal Netherlands
Institute for Sea Research

Effects of invasive species

Effects of invasive species on native predator-prey and pathogen-host webs. 

Food web

Invasive species often pose a risk for native ecosystems as they can affect ecosystem functioning and services. In this project, we investigate the impact of one of the most prominent invader in the Wadden Sea, the Pacific oyster Crassostrea gigas, on native predator-prey and pathogen-host interactions. We do so by combining field surveys with experimental approaches and food web modelling in an effort to better understand the impact of this important invader on the structure and functioning of the food web of the Wadden Sea.

Effects of invasive species on native predator-prey and pathogen-host webs is a NWO-ZKO/bmbf project.

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Netherlands Organization for S…
Duration:
31 Dec 2011 - 30 Aug 2016
Partner
  • Alfred Wegener Institute für Polar- und Meeresforschung (AWI), Germany

Meet the team

 
Camphuijsen, Kees
Senior Scientist
 
Luttikhuizen, Pieternella
Senior Scientist
 
Thieltges, David
Senior Scientist