International Association
for Open Knowledge
on Invasive Alien Species
Individual Member Profile
Tomos Jones NERC SCENARIO PhD student
School of Biological Sciences
University of Reading
United Kingdom
Position in the INVASIVESNET Student representative
Student Member
Executive Committee member

Member of Media and Communication Working Group
Expertise I am interested in the role of gardeners in reducing the risks associated with invasive species, and how gardeners can contribute towards identifying ornamental plants with invasive potential. This has been the focus of my PhD, in which I have adopted social science methods. My PhD research is also looking at gardeners’ perceptions and how they define important terms such as ‘invasive’. I have interest and experience in raising awareness of invasive species through public engagement and science communication.
Expertise Keywords
Invasive species, ornamental plants, gardens, public engagement, science communication, horticulture, risk assessment, citizen science, #GardenEscapers
Great Britain

Online databases
Editorial assignments
Reviewing experience PeerJ
Professional societies British Ecological Society, INVASIVESNET, Royal Horticultural Society
Expert networks and working groups British Ecological Society Public Engagement Working Group, GB Non-Native Species Secretariat Media and Communication Working Group
Professional social networks

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