Title: Management priorities for marine invasive species
Authors: GIAKOUMI SYLVAINEKATSANEVAKIS STELIOSALBANO PAOLOAZZURRO ERNESTODE JESUS CARDOSO ANACEBRIAN EMMADEIDUN ALANEDELIST D.FRANCOUR P.JIMENEZ CARLOSMACIC VESNAOCCHIPINTI-AMBROGI ANNARILOV GILSGHAIER YASSINE RAMZI
Citation: SCIENCE OF THE TOTAL ENVIRONMENT vol. 688 p. 976- 982
Publisher: ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV
Publication Year: 2019
JRC N°: JRC114492
ISSN: 0048-9697 (online)
URI: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0048969719328554?via%3Dihub
http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC114492
DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.06.282
Type: Articles in periodicals and books
Abstract: Managing invasive alien species is particularly challenging in the ocean mainly because marine ecosystems are highly connected across broad spatial scales. Eradication of marine invasive species has only been achieved when species were detected early and management responded rapidly. Generalized approaches, transferable across marine regions, for prioritizing actions to control invasive populations are currently lacking.Here, expert knowledge was elicited to prioritize 11 management actions for controlling 12 model species, distinguished by differences in dispersion capacity, distribution in the area to be managed, and taxonomic identity. Each action was assessed using five criteria (effectiveness, feasibility, acceptability, impacts on native communities, and cost), which were combined in an ‘applicability’ metric. Raising public awareness and encouraging the commercial use of invasive species were highly prioritized, whereas biological control actions were considered the least applicable. Our findings can guide rapid decision making at an early stage when reducing managers’ response time is critical.
JRC Directorate:Sustainable Resources

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