Lessons learned from rapid environmental risk assessments for prioritization of alien species using expert panels

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Verbrugge , L N H , de Hoop , L , Aukema , R , Beringen , R , Creemers , R C M , van Duinen , G A , Hollander , H , de Hullu , E , Scherpenisse , M , Spikmans , F , van Turnhout , C A M , Wijnhoven , S & Leuven , R S E W 2019 , ' Lessons learned from rapid environmental risk assessments for prioritization of alien species using expert panels ' , Journal of Environmental Management , vol. 249 , 109405 . https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2019.109405

Title: Lessons learned from rapid environmental risk assessments for prioritization of alien species using expert panels
Author: Verbrugge, L.N.H.; de Hoop, L.; Aukema, R.; Beringen, R.; Creemers, R.C.M.; van Duinen, G.A.; Hollander, H.; de Hullu, E.; Scherpenisse, M.; Spikmans, F.; van Turnhout, C.A.M.; Wijnhoven, S.; Leuven, R.S.E.W.
Contributor: University of Helsinki, Helsinki Institute of Sustainability Science (HELSUS)
Date: 2019-11-01
Language: eng
Number of pages: 10
Belongs to series: Journal of Environmental Management
ISSN: 0301-4797
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/308074
Abstract: Limiting the spread and impacts of invasive alien species (IAS) on biodiversity and ecosystems has become a goal of global, regional and national biodiversity policies. Evidence based management of IAS requires support by risk assessments, which are often based on expert judgment. We developed a tool to prioritize potentially new IAS based on their ecological risks, socio-economic impact and feasibility of management using multidisciplinary expert panels. Nine expert panels reviewed scientific studies, grey literature and expert knowledge for 152 species. The quality assessment of available knowledge revealed a lack of peer-reviewed data and high dependency on best professional judgments, especially for impacts on ecosystem services and feasibility of management. Expert consultation is crucial for conducting and validating rapid assessments of alien species. There is still a lack of attention for systematic and methodologically sound assessment of impacts on ecosystem services and weighting negative and positive effects of alien species.
Subject: 1172 Environmental sciences
Ecosystem services
Ecological impact
Expert knowledge
Management feasibility
Non-native species
Socio-economic impact
FRESH-WATER FISHES
BIOLOGICAL INVASIONS
MANAGEMENT
TURKEY
KNOWLEDGE
SUPPORT
FRAMEWORK
LIST
CLIMATE
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