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Assessing the assessments: evaluation of four impact assessment protocols for invasive alien species

Turbé, Anne, Strubbe, Diederik, Mori, Emiliano, Carrete, Martina, Chiron, François, Clergeau, Philippe, González-Moreno, Pablo, Le Louarn, Marine, Luna, Alvaro, Menchetti, Mattia, and others. (2017) Assessing the assessments: evaluation of four impact assessment protocols for invasive alien species. Diversity and Distributions, 23 (3). pp. 297-307. ISSN 1366-9516. (doi:10.1111/ddi.12528) (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:64235)

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fostering the uptake of scientific advice into policy-making decisions.

Main conclusions: Invasive alien species assessments should take advantage of the capacity of consensus assessments to consolidate discussion and agreement between experts. Our results suggest that decision-makers could use the assessment protocol most fit for their purpose, on the condition they apply a precautionary approach by considering the most severe impacts only. We also recommend that screening for high-impact IAS should be performed on a more robust basis than current ad hoc practices, at least using the easiest assessment protocols and reporting confidence scores.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1111/ddi.12528
Uncontrolled keywords: biological invasions, confidence, consensus assessment, invasive alien species, invasive species policy, monk parakeet (Myiopsitta monachus), ring-necked parakeet (Psittacula krameri)
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Human and Social Sciences > School of Anthropology and Conservation
Depositing User: Alexandra Leduc-Pagel
Date Deposited: 03 Nov 2017 16:46 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 13:49 UTC
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