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|Title:||Management priorities for marine invasive species|
|Authors:||GIAKOUMI SYLVAINE; KATSANEVAKIS STELIOS; ALBANO PAOLO; AZZURRO ERNESTO; DE JESUS CARDOSO ANA; CEBRIAN EMMA; DEIDUN ALAN; EDELIST D.; FRANCOUR P.; JIMENEZ CARLOS; MACIC VESNA; OCCHIPINTI-AMBROGI ANNA; RILOV GIL; SGHAIER YASSINE RAMZI|
|Citation:||SCIENCE OF THE TOTAL ENVIRONMENT vol. 688 p. 976- 982|
|Publisher:||ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV|
|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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