“Predicting impacts of alien plant invasions on community diversity (AlienImpacts)” is a five-year project funded by a European Research Council Consolidator Grant to Jane Catford.

AlienImpacts aims to develop an approach for accurately predicting impacts of alien plants on floristic diversity, and to identify the circumstances under which negative impacts will occur. 

The project uses temperate grasslands as a model system and combines experimental, observational, theoretical and quantitative approaches. 

We’re part of the Ecological Change research group and are based in the Department of Geography, King’s College London.

The project started in 2021, with funding until 2026.

Funding for the project comes from the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (grant agreement No. [101002987]). 

Header photo by Luis Mata 2016