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DAISIE - Inventory of alien invasive species in Europe
Roy D, Alderman D, Anastasiu P, Arianoutsou M, Augustin S, Bacher S, Başnou C, Beisel J, Bertolino S, Bonesi L, Bretagnolle F, Chapuis J L, Chauvel B, Chiron F, Clergeau P, Cooper J, Cunha T, Delipetrou P, Desprez-Loustau M, Détaint M, Devin S, Didžiulis V, Essl F, Galil B S, Genovesi P, Gherardi F, Gollasch S, Hejda M, Hulme P E, Josefsson M, Kark S, Kauhala K, Kenis M, Klotz S, Kobelt M, Kühn I, Lambdon P W, Larsson T, Lopez-Vaamonde C, Lorvelec O, Marchante H, Minchin D, Nentwig W, Occhipinti-Ambrogi A, Olenin S, Olenina I, Ovcharenko I, Panov V E, Pascal M, Pergl J, Perglová I, Pino J, Pyšek P, Rabitsch W, Rasplus J, Rathod B, Roques A, Roy H, Sauvard D, Scalera R, Shiganova T A, Shirley S, Shwartz A, Solarz W, Vilà M, Winter M, Yésou P, Zaiko A, Adriaens T, Desmet P, Reyserhove L (2020): DAISIE - Inventory of alien invasive species in Europe. v1.7. Research Institute for Nature and Forest (INBO). Dataset/Checklist.
Contact: Roy, David

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Availability: Creative Commons License This dataset is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

The DAISIE - inventory of alien invasive species in Europe is a species checklist dataset published by the Research Institute for Nature and Forest (INBO) and the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (CEH). It contains information on 12,104 taxa (mostly species and mostly introduced) occurring in the wild in Europe since 1500. It covers a broad taxonomic spectrum of terrestrial and aquatic free living and parasitic organisms. more

The collation of the alien species list is the result of the efforts of the DAISIE ( project partners and more than 300 collaborators from Europe and neighbouring countries, involved in different fields of expertise and organisations. Here the DAISIE checklist is published as a standardized Darwin Core Archive and includes for each species: the scientific name, higher classification, and stable taxon identifier (in the taxon core), the vernacular names (in the vernacular names extension), the presence in a specific region, the year of the first introduction (first collection) and/or last assessment/observation in that region, as well as extra information (in the distribution extension), and the habitat, native range, and ecofunctional group (in the description extension). The DAISIE dataset is no longer maintained, but can be used as a historical archive for researching and managing alien plants or compiling regional and national registries of alien species. Issues with the dataset can be reported at
We have released this dataset under a Creative Commons Attribution license (CC-BY 4.0). We would appreciate it if you follow the GBIF citation guidelines ( when using the data. If you have any questions regarding this dataset, don’t hesitate to contact us via the contact information provided in the metadata or via
The publication of the checklist to GBIF was supported by the European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST) action Alien CSI “CA17122 - Increasing understanding of alien species through citizen science” as a Short Term Scientific Mission “Publishing alien species checklist data for Europe through repeatable, open workflows”, with technical support provided by the Research Institute for Nature and Forest (INBO).

Biology > Ecology - biodiversity
Marine/Coastal, Fresh water, Brackish water, Terrestrial, Alien species, Checklists, Invasive species, Europe, MED, Levantine Basin, MED, Mediterranean, Animalia, Bacteria, Chromista, Fungi, Plantae

Geographical coverage
MED, Levantine Basin [Marine Regions]
MED, Mediterranean [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
1 January 1500 - 31 December 2005

Taxonomic coverage
Animalia [WoRMS]
Bacteria [WoRMS]
Chromista [WoRMS]
Fungi [WoRMS]
Plantae [WoRMS]

Occurrence of biota

Natural Environment Research Council; Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (CEH), moredata creator

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Data collection
Metadatarecord created: 2020-03-17
Information last updated: 2021-07-07
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