Framework and Guidelines for Implementing the Proposed IUCN Environmental Impact Classification for Alien Taxa (EICAT)

Hawkins, C; Bacher, S; Essl, F; Hulme, PE; Jeschke, JM; Kühn, I; Kumschick, Sabrina; Nentwig, Wolfgang; Pergl, J; Pyšek, P; Rabitsch, W; Richardson, DM; Vilà, M; Wilson, JRU; Genovesi, P; Blackburn, TM (2015). Framework and Guidelines for Implementing the Proposed IUCN Environmental Impact Classification for Alien Taxa (EICAT). Diversity and Distributions, 21(11), pp. 1360-1363. Wiley-Blackwell 10.1111/ddi.12379

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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.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

08 Faculty of Science > Department of Biology > Institute of Ecology and Evolution (IEE)
08 Faculty of Science > Department of Biology > Institute of Ecology and Evolution (IEE) > Community Ecology

UniBE Contributor:

Kumschick, Sabrina and Nentwig, Wolfgang

Subjects:

500 Science > 570 Life sciences; biology
500 Science > 590 Animals (Zoology)
500 Science > 580 Plants (Botany)

ISSN:

1472-4642

Publisher:

Wiley-Blackwell

Language:

English

Submitter:

Alexander Strauss

Date Deposited:

17 Nov 2016 12:43

Last Modified:

17 Nov 2016 12:43

Publisher DOI:

10.1111/ddi.12379

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.89888

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/89888

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