Control in Road
About the Project
In this project, engineers and researchers, with expertise from different disciplines, formed a consortium aimed at developing and evaluating methods to prevent the spread of invasive alien plant species (IAPs) during road construction and maintenance.
IAPs are a threat to biodiversity, economy and health. Habitats related to roads play an important role in facilitating the establishment of IAPs by providing a suitable habitat as well as serving as corridors for their dispersal.
This survey addresses national and international experts with knowledge about the problem of invasive alien plant species, as well as other interested individuals.
The survey aims to:
- Create awareness on the problem of IAPs during road construction and maintenance
- Assess current knowledge on:
- Invasive alien plant species
- Existing laws, standards, and routines
- Problems caused by IAPs on roads
- Existing measures to control IAPs in road construction and road maintenance
Areas of Research
- Invasive alien plant species related to roads in Europe
- Evaluation of methods for vegetation management
- Best practice guide
- Cost-benefit analysis
ControlInroad is financed by the CEDR Transnational Road Research Program Call 2016 “Biodiversity - Conflicts along the Road: Invasive Species and Biodiversity” with funding provided by the road administration of Austria, Germany, Ireland, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and Slovenia. The programme is managed by the Rijkswaterstaat Water, Verkeer en Leefomgeving, Netherlands on behalf of CEDR. The Programme Executive Board (PEB) is chaired by Reinhard David, ASFiNAG, Austria.