• A D V A N C E D

    I N V A S I V E S

    We Solve Invasive Plant Problems

  • Applied Science. Superior Results.

    Advanced Invasives is a South Wales based consultancy founded in 2016 by Dr Dan Jones of Swansea University’s Department of Biosciences. Dan founded Advanced Invasives to bring together decades of scientific expertise and tackle the commercial problems caused by invasive non-native plant species, in particular Japanese knotweed.

     

    We understand that our clients’ concerns are not invasive plants and their ecology in themselves, but rather the uncertainty, legal risks and costly delays arising from them.

     

    Unlike most other companies, we are non-partisan to any one plant species or control method. We see physical and chemical treatment of invasive plants as necessary tools, but only the final stages of a more considered, total approach.

  • People

    Dr Dan Jones

    Managing Director

    PhD, MSc, BSc, GCIEEM

    Dan founded Advanced Invasives to set a new standard of invasive species management; scientific, applied and truly big picture. He brings fresh thinking, bridging the gap between applied research and public understanding of invasive species management. An Honorary Researcher at Swansea University, Dan has over 10 years experience across the ecological sector. An expert in the detection, mapping, and sustainable control of invasive non-native plant species he also leads on best practice development.

     

    Dr Gareth Bruce

    Technical Director

    PhD, BSc

    Gareth has a BSc in Biological Science and a PhD in Plant & Environmental Sciences, where he specialised in Plant Pathology. He has almost a decade of international fieldwork experience in conservation ecology and education, including two years working as an ecologist in the neotropical jungles of Honduras and Peru. Gareth oversees technical reporting at Advanced Invasives and also manages in-house field trials and product testing at ai:LAB.

  • NETWORK RAIL CYMRU WALES / UBIQUTEK - ROOTWAVETM / AMEGA SCIENCES LIMITED

    COMPLETE WEED CONTROL LIMITED / ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY IRELAND

    HAWKSMOOR PROPERTY SERVICES / WILLIAM MARTIN PROPERTY AND CONSTRUCTION

    PRYOR & RICKETT SIVICULTURE / ICL LIMITED /ABERGELE TOWN COUNCIL

     

    INVASIVES BEST PRACTICE STRATEGY / SITE SURVEYS / STAKEHOLDER CONSULTATION

    SUSTAINABLE CHEMICAL CONTROL / CLIENT & PUBLIC INFORMATION TOOLKITS

    PRODUCT GUIDANCE REVIEW / IDENTIFICATION / EXPERT WITNESS / DIGITAL MAPPING

    PRODUCT RESEARCH, TESTING AND EVALUATION

  • Intelligent strategy, better public understanding, and long-term thinking about invasive plant ecology is needed to move beyond reactive and costly fire-fighting.

     

    Project-by-project we are setting a new standard in the industry; thinking that is scientifically credible, environmentally sound, and above all cost effective.

  • Evidence-led Research. Grounded in Ecology.

    ai:LAB is our 12 acre field-testing site in South Wales. Through ai:LAB we can undertake research into how best to tackle invasive plants in real-world conditions, based on the evidence of what really works.

     

    In 2018 we completed a 7 year long major field-trial on Japanese knotweed control - the largest in the world to date, testing 19 methods over 3 years of treatment. The research is published in a fully peer reviewed paper; Optimising Physiochemical Control of Invasive Japanese Knotweed and sets the new standard of industry best practice.

  • Our approach: is to solve invasive non-native plant species problems.

     

    Our clients: include local government, public organisations, land developers, and private landowners.

    Our projects: range from simple, single-site invasive plant control, through to multi-year strategy for landowners with nationwide land portfolios and significant public exposure.

     

    We are: fully certified, insured and accredited to work all invasive non-native plant species in the UK, including; Japanese knotweed, Himalayan balsam, Giant hogweed, Rhododendron and Buddleja.

  • Email: info@advancedinvasives.com


    Swansea office (post):
    Institute of Life Science 2, Swansea University, Singleton Park, Swansea, SA2 8PP
     

    Cardiff office (work):
    Tramshed Tech, Unit D, Pendyris St, Cardiff, CF11 6BH


    Registered in England and Wales, Company no. 10080998

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