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Project presentation Consortium Steps and activities Estimated results Resources

Steps and activities

STAGE 1 - 2009

1. Development of a complex report with national relevance based on specialized literature, gathering major taxonomic groups of invasive species from Romanian fauna.

1. Consulting specialized literature

2. Compiling of a pilot checklist of invasive species found in Romanian fauna

3. Report of the results to the Financing body

STAGE 2 2009 The first part

2. Identification and collecting of continental aquatic and terrestrial invasive species

1. Organizing field trips in order to collect continental aquatic and terrestrial invasive species

2. Identification of collected species in the laboratory

3. Accessing scientific collections from all around the country to study reported invasive species which were not found in the field trips.

4. Filling a species data sheet for each invasive species identified (collecting data, locality, picture, description etc.)

5. Results dissemination (communications / scientific paper)

6. Report of the results to the Financing body

STAGE 2 2010 - The second part*

2. Identification and collecting of continental aquatic and terrestrial invasive species

1. Organizing field trips in order to collect continental aquatic and terrestrial invasive species

2. Identification of collected species in the laboratory

3. Accessing scientific collections from all around the country to study reported invasive species which were not found in the field trips.

4. Filling a species data sheet for each invasive species identified (collecting data, locality, picture, description etc.)

5. Results dissemination (communications / scientific paper)

6. Report of the results to the Financing body

STAGE 3 2010

3. Indentification and collecting of marine invasive species

1. Organizing field trips in order to collect marine invasive species

2. Identification of collected species in the laboratory

3. Accessing scientific collections from all around the country to study reported invasive species which were not found in the field trips.

4. Filling a species data sheet for each invasive species identified (collecting data, locality, picture, description etc.)

5. Dissemination of the results (communications / scientific paper)

6. Report of the results to the Financing body

STAGE 4 2010

4. DNA-barcoding applied in studying continental invasive species in Romanian fauna

1. Implementing standard DNA-barcoding protocols (published by CBOL and GeneBank)

2. DNA-barcoding on continental invasive species

3. Submitting the DNA-barcodes to international databases (CBOL, GeneBank)

4. Dissemination of the results (communication/scientific paper)

5. Report of the results to the Financing body

STAGE 5 2011

5. DNA-barcoding applied in studying marine invasive species in Romanian fauna

1. Implementing standard DNA-barcoding protocols (published by CBOL and GeneBank)

2. DNA-barcoding on marine invasive species

3. Submitting the DNA-barcodes to international databases (CBOL, GeneBank)

4. Dissemination of the results (communication/scientific paper)

5. Report of the results to the Financing body

STAGE 6 2011

6. Complex Web-portal to reunite faunistical and molecular biology data on invasive species from Romanian fauna.

1. Designing a web-page for every invasive species

2. Filling the web-portal with complete bibliographical references for reported invasive species in Romanian territory

3. Dissemination of the results (communication/scientific paper)

4. Report of the results to the Financing body

* From lack of state budget funds, the project was partially financed in 2009 and Stage 2 was divided in another two stages, one for 2009 and the second in 2010.