This site is about a research project of the same name, funded by a grant from the Leverhulme Trust (2011-2013) and by Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales.
It includes details of the project and links to the resulting publications, and will be periodically updated with supplementary information.
The project investigators were Ben Rowson and James Turner (both Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales), Bill Symondson (Cardiff University) and Roy Anderson (Conchological Society of Great Britain and Ireland).
If you would like any further information regarding the project, please contact us.
"Eight extra species of slugs have been identified in a study by Cardiff researchers who say they may pose new threats to gardeners and agriculture. The incomers have probably come from continental Europe - Spain, France, Italy, Bulgaria or Ukraine. They have been included in a new guidebook with the 36-previously known slug species. National Museum Wales scientists worked with experts from Cardiff University and the Conchological Society.
"In their two-year study they used DNA, anatomical techniques and digital photography to check each slug's identity and ensure the guidebook was published after collecting slugs from across Britain and Ireland."