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Framework and guidelines for implementing the proposed IUCN Environmental Impact Classification for Alien Taxa (EICAT)

  • Hawkins, Charlotte L. Department of Genetics, Evolution & Environment, Centre for Biodiversity & Environment Research, London, UK
  • Bacher, Sven Department of Biology, Unit Ecology & Evolution, University of Fribourg, Switzerland
  • Essl, Franz Division of Conservation Biology, Vegetation and Landscape Ecology, University of Vienna, Austria
  • Hulme, Philip E. The Bio-Protection Research Centre, PO Box 84, Lincoln University, Christchurch, New Zealand
  • Jeschke, Jonathan M. Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (IGB), Berlin, Germany -
  • Kühn, Ingolf UFZ, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research, Department of Community Ecology, Halle, Germany - German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) Halle-Jena-Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany
  • Kumschick, Sabrina Centre for Invasion Biology, Department of Botany and Zoology, Stellenbosch University, Matieland, South Africa - South African National Biodiversity Institute, Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens, Claremont, South Africa
  • Nentwig, Wolfgang Institute of Ecology and Evolution, University of Bern, Switzerland
  • Pergl, Jan Institute of Botany, Department of Invasion Ecology, The Czech Academy of Sciences, Průhonice, Czech Republic
  • Pyšek, Petr Institute of Botany, Department of Invasion Ecology, The Czech Academy of Sciences, Průhonice, Czech Republic - Department of Ecology, Faculty of Science, Charles University in Prague, Praha, Czech Republic
  • Rabitsch, Wolfgang Environment Agency Austria, Department of Biodiversity and Nature Conservation, Vienna, Austria
  • Richardson, David M. Centre for Invasion Biology, Department of Botany and Zoology, Stellenbosch University, Matieland, South Africa
  • Vilà, Montserrat Estación Biológica de Doñana (EBD-CSIC), Avda. Américo Vespucio, s/n, Isla de la Cartuja, Sevilla, Spain
  • Wilson, John R.U. Centre for Invasion Biology, Department of Botany and Zoology, Stellenbosch University, Matieland, South Africa - South African National Biodiversity Institute, Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens, Claremont, South Africa
  • Genovesi, Piero ISPRA, Institute for Environmental Protection and Research and Chair IUCN SSC Invasive Species Specialist Group, Rome, Italy
  • Blackburn, Tim M. Department of Genetics, Evolution & Environment, Centre for Biodiversity & Environment Research, London, UK - Distinguished Scientist Fellowship Program, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia - Environment Institute, School of Earth & Environmental Sciences, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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    01.11.2015
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  • Diversity and Distributions. - 2015, vol. 21, no. 11, p. 1360–1363
English Recently, Blackburn et al. (2014) developed a simple, objective and transparent method for classifying alien taxa in terms of the magnitude of their detrimental environmental impacts in recipient areas. Here, we present a comprehensive framework and guidelines for implementing this method, which we term the Environmental Impact Classification for Alien Taxa, or EICAT. We detail criteria for applying the EICAT scheme in a consistent and comparable fashion, prescribe the supporting information that should be supplied along with classifications, and describe the process for implementing the method. This comment aims to draw the attention of interested parties to the framework and guidelines, and to present them in their entirety in a location where they are freely accessible to any potential users.
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Faculté des sciences et de médecine
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Département de Biologie
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Ecology
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