Authors: M. Uttieri, L. Aguzzi, R. Aiese Cigliano, A. Amato, N. Bojanić, M. Brunetta, E. Camatti, Y. Carotenuto, T. Damjanović, F. Delpy, A. de Olazabal, I. Di Capua, J. Falcão, M. L. Fernandez de Puelles, G. Foti, O. Garbazey, A. Goruppi, A. Gubanova, E. Hubareva, A. Iriarte, A. Khanaychenko, D. Lučić, S. C. Marques, M. G. Mazzocchi, J. Mikuš, R. Minutoli, M. Pagano, M. Pansera, I. Percopo, A. L. Primo, L. Svetlichny, S. Rožić, V. Tirelli, I. Uriarte, O. Vidjak, F. Villate, M. Wootton, G. Zagami & S. Zervoudaki

Institutions: 

  • Department of Integrative Marine Ecology, Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn, Villa Comunale, 80121, Naples, Italy
  • ARPA Lazio – Regional Environmental Protection Agency, Via Arrigo Serpieri 3, 04100, Latina, Italy
  • Sequentia Biotech SL, Campus UAB, Edifici Eureka, Avinguda de Can Domènech s/n, 08193, Bellaterra (Cerdanyola del Vallès), Spain
  • Laboratoire de Physiologie Cellulaire et Végétale, Université Grenoble Alpes, CEA, INRA, CNRS. IRIG, 17 Rue des Martyrs, 38054, Grenoble Cedex 9, France
  • Institute of Oceanography and Fisheries, Šetalište Ivana Meštrovića 63, 21000, Split, Croatia
  • CPR Survey, The Marine Biological Association, The Laboratory, Citadel Hill, Plymouth, Devon, PL1 2PB, UK
  • ISMAR –Institute of Marine Sciences, CNR National Research Council, Arsenale – Tesa 104, Castello 2737/F, 30122, Venice, Italy
  • Institute of Oceanography and Fisheries, Šetalište Ivana Meštrovića 63, 21000, Split, Croatia
  • Aix Marseille Université, Université de Toulon, CNRS, IRD, OSU PYTHEAS, MIO, UM 110, Marseille, France
  • Istituto Nazionale di Oceanografia e di Geofisica Sperimentale-OGS, Via A. Piccard 54, 34151, Trieste, Italy
  • MARE – Marine and Environmental Sciences Centre, Instituto Politécnico de Leiria, 2520-630, Peniche, Portugal
  • Spanish Institute of Oceanography, Baleares Laboratory, Muelle de Poniente s/n, 07015, Palma de Mallorca, Spain
  • Institute of Marine Biological Research, Russian Academy of Sciences, Leninsky Prospekt 14, Moscow, Russia, 119991
  • Istituto Nazionale di Oceanografia e di Geofisica Sperimentale-OGS, Via A. Piccard 54, 34151, Trieste, Italy
  • Department of Plant Biology and Ecology, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), Paseo de la Universidad 7, 01006, Gasteiz, Spain
  • Institute for Marine and Coastal Research, University of Dubrovnik, Damjana Jude 12, 20000, Dubrovnik, Croatia
  • Department of Chemical, Pharmaceutical, Biological and Environmental Sciences, University of Messina, Viale F. Stagno d’Alcontres 31, 98166, S. Agata Messina, Italy
  • CFE – Centre for Functional Ecology – Science for People and the Planet, Department of Life Sciences, University of Coimbra, Calçada Martim de Freitas, 3000-456, Coimbra, Portugal
  • I. I. Schmalhausen Institute of Zoology, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Vul. B. Khmelnytskogo 15, Kiev, 01601, Ukraine
  • Institute of Oceanography and Fisheries, Šetalište Ivana Meštrovića 63, 21000, Split, Croatia
  • Hellenic Center for Marine Research, Institute of Oceanography, 46.7 km Athens Sounio, Mavro Lithari, Anavyssos, Attica, P.O. Box 712, 19013, Athens, Greece

Publication: Biological Invasions

Date: January 2020

Full paper: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10530-019-02174-8

Abstract:

Since 2007, the non-indigenous calanoid copepod Pseudodiaptomus marinus Sato, 1913 has been increasingly recorded in numerous European sites, spreading at an unexpectedly fast pace over a short time-span. This species presents specific biological and behavioural traits which make it of particular interest for ecological and applied research topics. On 29–30 January 2018, 29 scientists from nine European Countries established the EUROBUS (Towards a EURopean OBservatory of the non-indigenous calanoid copepod Pseudodiaptomus marinUS) Working Group (WG). This WG aimed at creating a European network of institutions and researchers working on the various aspects of the biology and ecology of Pmarinus, with an open forum where sharing experience and know-how among WG participants. This brought to an updated distribution map of Pmarinus in European waters, as well as to the identification of priority research lines and potential joint initiatives under the WGEUROBUS umbrella. This contribution, stemming from the experts participating at the WG, represents the manifesto of the current and future initiatives developed within WGEUROBUS.