The UK risk assessment scheme for all non-native species.

Baker, R.H.A., Black, R., Copp, G.H., Haysom, K.A., Hulme, P.E., Thomas, M.B., Brown, A., Brown, M., Cannon, R.J.C., Ellis, J., Ellis, M., Ferris, R., Glaves, P., Gozlan, R. E., Holt, J., Howe, L., Knight, J.D., MacLeod, A., Moore, N.P., Mumford, J. D., Murphy, S.T., Parrott, D., Sansford, C.E., Smith, G.C., St-Hilaire, S. and Ward, N.L., 2008. The UK risk assessment scheme for all non-native species. In: Biological Invasions – from Ecology to Conservation. Berlin: NEOBIOTA, pp. 46-57.

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Abstract

1. A pest risk assessment scheme, adapted from the EPPO (European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organisation) scheme, was developed to assess the risks posed to UK species, habitats and ecosystems by non-native taxa. 2. The scheme provides a structured framework for evaluating the potential for non-native organisms, whether intentional or unintentional introductions, to enter, establish, spread and cause significant impacts in all or part of the UK. Specialist modules permit the relative importance of entry pathways, the vulnerability of receptors and the consequences of policies to be assessed and appropriate risk management options to be selected. Spreadsheets for summarising the level of risk and uncertainty, invasive attributes and economic impact were created. In addition, new methods for quantifying economic impact and summarising risk and uncertainty were explored. 3. Although designed for the UK, the scheme can readily be applied elsewhere.

Item Type:Book Section
Number:7
Additional Information:Neobiota - From Ecology to Conservation: The 4th European Conference of the working group NEOBIOTA on Biological Invasions, Vienna, Austria, 27-29 September 2006
Subjects:Geography and Environmental Studies
Science > Biology and Botany
Group:School of Applied Sciences > Centre for Conservation, Ecology and Environmental Change
ID Code:9721
Deposited By:Dr Rudy Gozlan
Deposited On:23 Mar 2009 12:18
Last Modified:07 Mar 2013 15:07

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