Invasive Species Compendium

Detailed coverage of invasive species threatening livelihoods and the environment worldwide

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Special Issue: Detection and control of alien forest species in a changing world.

Abstract

This special issue contains eight papers on different topics regarding early detection and rapid response (EDRR) against potential invasive alien species (IAA), including weeds, insect pests and pathogens, in forests. Some papers discuss the challenges surrounding the early detection and rapid response system, and present methods used in EDRR. Furthermore, there are examples of addressing problematic species such as Dothistroma species presented. Two papers deal with citizen science in EDRR systems. Also, the human component related to the importance of public awareness of IAS is addressed. The last article is an example of good practice for invasion management regarding the invasive grey squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis) in the UK.