A Field Guide to Invasive Alien Species in European Forests (2019, free online resource)


Made as part of the LIFE Artemis project, a Slovenian project that works on education about invasive exotic species in forests.

They have previously put a Slovenian version of this book online. The new English version is not a literal translation: the entire text has been adapted to an international target group and a number of species have been replaced.

The species descriptions are also posted on the project website.

Original unreadable version, probably in Slovenian: https://www.invazivke.si/dat/prirocnik.pdf


Nice book about the new speciesā€¦ i also found this oneā€¦which was to my surprise in Dutch because the paper version is always in English, and the title of the book it also in English https://www.altwym.nl/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/266Living-on-the-Edge-NL-1.pdf

English Edition

Next 5Days Livinig on the Edge, English Edition, deleted on 11 December, 2019
https://we.tl/t-vb6Qted6XY livingontheedge_2eedition.pdf

Heh, an atlas, 600pages, in four languagesā€¦(English, altough it is not spoken in Swiss, German, French and Italian)

I though Helix pomiata (Wijngaardslak) is a endangered species because it is eatenby humans

My biggest question is why does it lacks mollusks?

Maybe because are no Molusks who are also ā€˜Alien-speciesā€™ ?

Helix pomatia (and other Helix) outside native range, Krynickillus melanocephalus (invasive), probably much more.

Is Helix-pomatia an invasive species in European forests?
And Krynickillus-melanocephalus?

https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/19903207 invasive in USA ( not translatedā€¦)


Molusks in "Handbook of Alien Species in Europeā€™ā€™

Yes. https://www.cabi.org/isc/datasheet/115084 in Belarus it was found in 2010 and already considered invasive, though more with agroculture habitats, but it perfectly live both in forests and semi-open habitats. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/20360403
H. pomatia is considered invasive in many regiions of Russia (European), it prefers sub- urban habits, but you find it in parks and open forests too.

The original document is from Slovenia. This document is translated and some species are added but it was never the goal to add all invasive species, choices have to be madeā€¦

Sure, Iā€™m not complaining it doesnā€™t have Cornus alba or some other species, but the whole type is not represented.

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