Protecting South Georgia’s terrestrial communities from climate change-invasion synergies


South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands
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Ref: DPLUS144

Status: Current

Round:
9
Funding Scheme:
Darwin Plus
Lead Organisation:
Project Partners:
RBG Kew, BAS - British Antarctic Survey, SAERI - South Atlantic Environmental Research Institute
Start Date:
01-07-21
End Date:
30-06-24
Funding:
£323,780.00
Regions:
UKOT
Countries:
South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands
Project Summary:
South Georgia’s unique terrestrial ecosystems are vulnerable to invasion by non-native plants and invertebrates that will benefit from climate change. Our project will generate information immediately applicable to conservation management in a warming climate by 1) recording colonisation of recently deglaciated areas by non-native species, 2) identifying ‘winning’ and ‘losing’ native and non-native plants under simulated warming, 3) mapping invasive carabid beetle and native invertebrate distribution and abundance, and 4) identifying high-risk potential future invaders from the Falkland Islands.


Documents:
Title: DPLUS144 App - edited
Download: Application Form [pdf] 2021-06-21 00:00:00

Title: DPLUS144 HYR1 - Edited
Download: Half Year Report [pdf] 2021-11-25 00:00:00