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Cover for The challenge of modelling and mapping the future distribution and impact of invasive alien species.

Invasions from alien species can jeopardize the economic, environmental or social benefits derived from biological systems. Biosecurity measures seek to protect those systems from accidental or intentional introductions of species that might become injurious. Pest risk maps convey how the...

Author(s)
Venette, R. C.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643946)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Pest risk modelling and mapping for invasive alien species.

The International Pest Risk Mapping Workgroup acknowledges that advanced training and a 'tool kit' of software packages are needed to produce pest risk maps that are fully fit for purpose. This book is an initial attempt to address those needs. Invited chapters emphasize specific steps and data...

Author(s)
Venette, R. C.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643946)
Type
Book
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Cover for Using the MAXENT program for species distribution modelling to assess invasion risk.

MAXENT is a software package used to relate known species occurrences to information describing the environment, such as climate, topography, anthropogenic features or soil data, and forecast the presence or absence of a species at unsampled locations. This particular method is one of the most...

Author(s)
Jarnevich, C. S.; Young, N.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643946)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Predicting the economic impacts of invasive species: the eradication of the giant sensitive plant from Western Australia.

Economic analyses can facilitate biosecurity investment decisions in relation to pest risk management. The term biosecurity here refers to activities intended to prevent or control the introduction and spread of alien species that have a net negative effect on social welfare as determined by...

Author(s)
Cook, D. C.; Sheppard, A.; Liu Shuang; Lonsdale, W. M.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643946)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Assessing the quality of pest risk models.

The quality of pest risk models depends on their reliability and validity. Reliability refers to the model's trustworthiness and dependability, but the concept is extended to consistency and stability. Approaches to help establish and test consistency are described. Validity assures that models...

Author(s)
Venette, S. J.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643946)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Mapping endangered areas for pest risk analysis.

This chapter provides guidance on mapping risks posed by invasive alien species to support pest risk analysis (PRA), the process required to justify phytosanitary measures. Because pest risk mapping can be challenging and resource-intensive, the situations in which risk maps are particularly useful ...

Author(s)
Baker, R.; Eyre, D.; Brunel, S.; Dupin, M.; Reynaud, P.; Jarošík, V.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643946)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Following the transportation trail to anticipate human-mediated invasions in terrestrial ecosystems.

Freight transportation is an important pathway for introduction and dissemination of invasive alien species. Identifying the final destination of imports is critical in determining the likelihood of introduction by invasive alien species. In this chapter, we used the Freight Analysis Framework...

Author(s)
Colunga-Garcia, M.; Haack, R. A.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643946)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Simulation modelling of long-distance windborne dispersal for invasion ecology.

We present a method to simulate atmospheric dispersal events in invasion ecology using examples of two economically important and highly mobile insect species: the bird cherry-oat aphid, Rhopalosiphum padi (which vectors yellow dwarf viruses to maize, barley, oats and wheat); and the biting midge, ...

Author(s)
Parry, H. R.; Eagles, D.; Kriticos, D. J.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643946)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The NCSU/APHIS plant pest forecasting system (NAPPFAST).

This chapter describes the North-Carolina-State-University/Animal-and-Plant-Health-Inspection-Service Plant Pest Forecasting System (NAPPFAST). NAPPFAST, developed for pest risk modelling and mapping, was formerly used to support pest detection, emergency response and risk analysis for the US...

Author(s)
Magarey, R. D.; Borchert, D. M.; Fowler, G. A.; Hong, S. C.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643946)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Detecting and interpreting patterns within regional pest species assemblages using self-organizing maps and other clustering methods.

This chapter highlights quantitative methods designed to identify and rank exotic species with potential risk to cause economic and/or environmental harm if they establish in a new area. Until now, pest risk assessments have tended to be qualitative and reactive instead of quantitative and...

Author(s)
Worner, S.; Eschen, R.; Kenis, M.; Paini, D.; Saikkonen, K.; Suiter, K.; Sunil Singh; Vänninen, I.; Watts, M.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643946)
Type
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