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DOI 10.1371/journal.pbio.3001729
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Titel (primär) The EICAT+ framework enables classification of positive impacts of alien taxa on native biodiversity
Autor Vimercati, G.; Probert, A.F.; Volery, L.; Bernardo-Madrid, R.; Bertolino, S.; Céspedes, V.; Essl, F.; Evans, T.; Gallardo, B.; Gallien, L.; González-Moreno, P.; Grange, M.C.; Hui, C.; Jeschke, J.M.; Katsanevakis, S.; Kühn, I. ORCID logo ; Kumschick, S.; Pergl, J.; Pyšek, P.; Rieseberg, L.; Robinson, T.B.; Saul, W.-C.; Sorte, C.J.B.; Vilà, M.; Wilson, J.R.U.; Bacher, S.
Journal / Serie PLoS Biology
Erscheinungsjahr 2022
Department BZF; iDiv
Band/Volume 20
Heft 8
Seite von e3001729
Sprache englisch
Topic T5 Future Landscapes
Keywords Invasive species; Biodiversity; Species extinction; Conservation science; Ecosystems; Birds; Endangered species; Environmental impacts
Abstract Species introduced through human-related activities beyond their native range, termed alien species, have various impacts worldwide. The IUCN Environmental Impact Classification for Alien Taxa (EICAT) is a global standard to assess negative impacts of alien species on native biodiversity. Alien species can also positively affect biodiversity (for instance, through food and habitat provisioning or dispersal facilitation) but there is currently no standardized and evidence-based system to classify positive impacts. We fill this gap by proposing EICAT+, which uses 5 semiquantitative scenarios to categorize the magnitude of positive impacts, and describes underlying mechanisms. EICAT+ can be applied to all alien taxa at different spatial and organizational scales. The application of EICAT+ expands our understanding of the consequences of biological invasions and can inform conservation decisions.
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Vimercati, G., Probert, A.F., Volery, L., Bernardo-Madrid, R., Bertolino, S., Céspedes, V., Essl, F., Evans, T., Gallardo, B., Gallien, L., González-Moreno, P., Grange, M.C., Hui, C., Jeschke, J.M., Katsanevakis, S., Kühn, I., Kumschick, S., Pergl, J., Pyšek, P., Rieseberg, L., Robinson, T.B., Saul, W.-C., Sorte, C.J.B., Vilà, M., Wilson, J.R.U., Bacher, S. (2022):
The EICAT+ framework enables classification of positive impacts of alien taxa on native biodiversity
PLoS Biol. 20 (8), e3001729