Activities per year
implementing measures to prevent introductions, as well as to focus efforts in the control of species already present. We initiated a trans-national horizon-scanning exercise focused on four countries in western Europe: Great Britain, France, Belgium and The Netherlands, which share similar environmental and socio-economic characteristics. We followed a structured four-step approach combining existing knowledge about INNS, with a collaborative identification of priorities for research and management: (1) systematic review of potential INNS of concern, (2)
discrimination of INNS into an Alert and Black List depending on their absence or presence in the study area respectively, (3) risk analysis of the Alert List, and (4) expert ranking of species in the Black List. Amongst species not yet present in the four countries (i.e. Alert List), assessors reliably pointed to the Emerald ash-borer (Agrilus planipennis) and Sosnowski’s hogweed (Heracleum sosnowskyi) as those INNS with the highest risk of invasion and impact. The Japanese knotweed (Fallopia japonica), Himalayan balsam (Impatiens glandulifera), zebra mussel (Dreissena polymorpha) and killer shrimp (Dikerogammarus villosus) were consistently highlighted
as some of the most problematic INNS already
present in the study area (i.e. Black List). The
advantages of our combined approach include that it
is inclusive of all-taxa, prioritizes both established and
emerging biological threats across trans-national
scales, and considers not only the ecological impact,
but also potential direct economic consequences as
well as the manageability of invasive species.
- Invasive species (nature management)
- Invasive species (fauna management)
- Invasive species (management)
- Invasive species (species diversity)
EWI Biomedical sciences
- horizon scanning
- invasive alien species
- invasive species
- black list
- alert list
- 1 Organisation and participation in conference, workshop, training, seminar, meeting
Tim Adriaens (Participant)4-Oct-2021 → 6-Oct-2021
Activity: Participating in or organising an event types › Organisation and participation in conference, workshop, training, seminar, meeting
Horizon scanning for potential invasive non-native species across United Kingdom Overseas TerritoriesDawson, W., Peyton, J. M., Pescott, O. L., Adriaens, T., Cottier-Cook, E. J., Frohlich, D. S., Key, G., Malumphy, C., Martinou, A. F., Minchin, D., Moore, N., Rabitsch, W., Rorke, S. L., Tricarico, E., Turvey, K. M. A., Winfield, I. J., Barnes, D. K. A., Baum, D., Bensusan, K., Burton, F. J. & 30 others, , 1-Jan-2023, In: Conservation Letters. 16, 1, p. 1-12 12 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › A1: Web of Science-article › peer-reviewOpen Access
A systematic workflow to draft alert lists of potentially invasive aquatic species at the national levelBranquart, E., Dumortier, A., Willeput, R., Latli, A., Devisscher, S., D'hondt, B., Vanderhoeven, S. & Adriaens, T., 19-Apr-2022. 17 p.
Research output: Contribution to conference › Paper/Powerpoint/AbstractOpen AccessFile
Horizon scanning to predict and prioritize invasive alien species with the potential to threaten human health and economies on CyprusPeyton, J. M., Martinou, A. F., Adriaens, T., Chartosia, N., Karachle, P. K., Rabitsch, W., Tricarico, E., Arianoutsou, M., Bacher, S., Bazos, I., Brundu, G., Bruno-Mcclung, E., Charalambidou, I., Demetriou, M., Galanidi, M., Galil, B., Guillem, R., Hadjiafxentis, K., Hadjioannou, L., Hadjistylli, M. & 26 others, , 21-Oct-2020, In: Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution. 8, p. 1-15 15 p., 566281.
Research output: Contribution to journal › A1: Web of Science-article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile1352 Downloads (Pure)