The role of species charisma in biological invasions

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Jaric , I , Courchamp , F , Correia , R A , Crowley , S L , Essl , F , Fischer , A , Gonzalez-Moreno , P , Kalinkat , G , Lambin , X , Lenzner , B , Meinard , Y , Mill , A , Musseau , C , Novoa , A , Pergl , J , Pysek , P , Pyskova , K , Robertson , P , von Schmalensee , M , Shackleton , R T , Stefansson , R A , Stajerova , K , Verissimo , D & Jeschke , J M 2020 , ' The role of species charisma in biological invasions ' , Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment , vol. 18 , no. 6 , pp. 345-352 . https://doi.org/10.1002/fee.2195

Title: The role of species charisma in biological invasions
Author: Jaric, Ivan; Courchamp, Franck; Correia, Ricardo A.; Crowley, Sarah L.; Essl, Franz; Fischer, Anke; Gonzalez-Moreno, Pablo; Kalinkat, Gregor; Lambin, Xavier; Lenzner, Bernd; Meinard, Yves; Mill, Aileen; Musseau, Camille; Novoa, Ana; Pergl, Jan; Pysek, Petr; Pyskova, Klara; Robertson, Peter; von Schmalensee, Menja; Shackleton, Ross T.; Stefansson, Robert A.; Stajerova, Katerina; Verissimo, Diogo; Jeschke, Jonathan M.
Contributor: University of Helsinki, Department of Geosciences and Geography
University of Helsinki, Biosciences
Date: 2020-08
Language: eng
Number of pages: 8
Belongs to series: Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment
ISSN: 1540-9295
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/319668
Abstract: Commonly used in the literature to refer to the "attractiveness", "appeal", or "beauty" of a species, charisma can be defined as a set of characteristics - and the perception thereof - that affect people's attitudes and behaviors toward a species. It is a highly relevant concept for invasion science, with implications across all stages of the invasion process. However, the concept of invasive alien species (IAS) charisma has not yet been systematically investigated. We discuss this concept in detail, provide a set of recommendations for further research, and highlight management implications. We review how charisma affects the processes associated with biological invasions andIASmanagement, including species introductions and spread, media portrayals, public perceptions of species management, research attention, and active public involvement in research and management. Explicit consideration ofIAScharisma is critical for understanding the factors that shape people's attitudes toward particular species, planning management measures and strategies, and implementing a combination of education programs, awareness raising, and public involvement campaigns.
Subject: TAXONOMIC BIAS
MANAGEMENT
CONSEQUENCES
PERCEPTIONS
FRAMEWORK
DYNAMICS
BENEFITS
INSIGHTS
AQUARIUM
SPREAD
1172 Environmental sciences
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