Centre for Environmental Research and Impact Studies @ University of Bucharest

INVASI-PLANT

Project title: Spatial planning of alien species management activities in Romania

Project number: PN-III-P1-1.1-PD-2021-0378

Contract no.: PD 14/2022

Funding body: Executive Agency for Higher Education, Research, Development and Innovation Funding (UEFISCDI)

Budget: 249.990 RON

Period: 2022-2024

Research team:

Viorica Iuliana Miu – Project leader

Laurentiu Rozylowicz – Mentor

Aim

The proposal aims to develop a spatial prioritization framework for detecting areas with high risk of invasiveness while accounting for ecological and social sensitivity of invaded areas, climate change scenarios, and management cost restrictions. The output will be a flexible and adaptive framework for spatial prioritization of management activities aiming at eradicating or containment of invasive alien species, demonstrated for management of alien plant species in Romania.

Objectives

The objectives of the project are:

O1. To predict spatial patterns of alien plant invasions based on limited presence-only data and underlying environmental conditions;

O2. To predict the invasion outbreaks by including The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPPC) scenarios in alien species distribution models;

O3. To develop an easy-to-use spatial prioritization model framework for detecting areas with a high risk of invasiveness while accounting for ecological and social sensitivity of invaded areas, climate change scenarios, and management cost restrictions;

O4. To inform policy- and decision-makers on the advantages of using spatial planning principles for prioritizing intervention decisions.

Main results

Articles

2024

Paulina Anastasiu, Iulia V. Miu, Laurentiu Rozylowicz, Cristina Preda, Athanasios A. Gavrilidis, Culita Sirbu, Adrian Oprea, Mihaela Urziceanu, Petronela Camen-Comanescu, Eugenia Nagoda, Daniyar Memedemin, Marius Barbos, Violeta Boruz, Alina Cislariu, Ioan Don, Marius Fagaras, Pál Jόzsef Frink, Ioana Mihaela Georgescu, Ovidiu Ioan Haruta, Bogdan-Iuliu Hurdu, Attila Matis, Sretco Milanovici, Sorana Muncaciu, Alina-Georgeta Neacsu, Monica Neblea, Alma Lioara Nicolin, Mariana Niculescu, Silvia Oroian, Oliviu Grigore Pop, Daniel I. Radutoiu, Mihaela Samarghitan, Ioana Simion, Liliana Cristina Soare, Corina Steiu, Emilia Stoianov, Daniela Strat, Anna Szabo, Paul-Marian Szatmari, Corneliu Tanase, Marian D. Mirea, Nicolae Manta, Ioana M. Sirbu (2024) Alien plant species distribution in Romania: a nationwide survey following the implementation of the EU Invasive Alien Species Regulation (under review Biodiversity Data Journal)

2022

Sirbu C., Miu I.V., Gavrilidis A.A., Gradinaru S.R., Niculae M.I., Preda C., Oprea A., Urziceanu M., Camen-Comanescu P., Nagoda E., Sirbu I.M., Memedemin D., Anastasiu P. (2022) Distribution and pathways of introduction of invasive alien plant species in Romania, NeoBiota 75: 1-21 IF = 5.1

Workshops

Conferences

2023

  • Iulia V. Miu, Athanasios A. Gavrilidis, Simona R. Grădinaru, Laurentiu Rozylowicz. 2023. Assessing invasive alien plant species in Romania: distribution and pathways of introduction. 2023 EUROGEO Annual Meeting and Conference “Future-ready geography” 27-29 April 2023 Kraków, Poland.
  • Iulia V. Miu, Marian D. Mirea, Laurentiu Rozylowicz. 2023. Mapping invasive alien plant species distribution under climate change scenarios in Romania. 23rd International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference SGEM 2023, 01 – 10 Iulie 2023, Albena, Bulgaria.
  • Iulia V. Miu, Marian D. Mirea, Laurentiu Rozylowicz. 2023. Potential Impact of Climate Change on the Distribution of Invasive Alien Plant Species in Romania. SCB’s 31st International Congress for Conservation Biology (ICCB 2023) 23-27 Iulie 2023, Kigali, Rwanda.

2022

  • Iulia V. Miu, Athanasios A. Gavrilidis, Simona R. Grădinaru, Paulina Anastasiu, Culita Sirbu. 2022. Invasive alien plant species in Romania: distribution and pathways of introduction. Geographical Research and Cross-Border Cooperation, Sixth Edition, Craiova, 6-8 Octombrie 2022.
  • Iulia V. Miu, Athanasios A. Gavrilidis, Simona R. Grădinaru, Paulina Anastasiu, Culita Sirbu, Laurentiu Rozylowicz. 2022. Distribution and pathways of introduction of alien plant species in Romania. 6ᵗʰ European Congress of Conservation Biology “Biodiversity crisis in a changing world”, 21-26 August 2022, Praga, Cehia.
  • Iulia V. Miu, Athanasios A. Gavrilidis, Simona R. Grădinaru, Paulina Anastasiu, Culita Sirbu, Laurentiu Rozylowicz. 2022. Distribution and pathways of introduction of alien plant species in Romania. 12th International Conference on Biological Invasions, 12-16 September 2022, Tartu, Estonia.

Reports

Scientific Report 2022 – Română

Scientific Report 2023 – Română