neobiota.lu informs about invasive alien species (IAS) in Luxembourg. The site presents information related to the importance and distribution of IAS in Luxembourg and bibliography concerning the situation in our country. General information about the species can easily be found elsewhere on the web.
Neobiota are introduced plants, animals, fungi or bacteria. While most neobiota have no negative impacts, some of them adversely affect the habitats and bioregions they invade economically, environmentally, and/or ecologically. The European Union defines these “invasive alien species” (IAS) as those that are, firstly, outside their natural distribution area, and secondly, threaten biological diversity.
Heracleum mantegazzianum Somm. et Lev.
Trachemys scripta elegans (Wied-Neuwied, 1839)
Clathrus archeri (Berk.) Dring