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The relevance of using various scoring schemes revealed by an impact assessment of feral mammals

dc.contributor.authorHagen, Bianca L.en_ZA
dc.contributor.authorKumschick, Sabrinaen_ZA
dc.contributor.editorRabitsch, W.en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned2019-10-21T06:47:33Z
dc.date.available2019-10-21T06:47:33Z
dc.date.issued2018-05-16
dc.identifier.citationHagen, B. L. & Kumschick, S. 2018. The relevance of using various scoring schemes revealed by an impact assessment of feral mammals. NeoBiota, 38:37-75, doi:10.3897/neobiota.38.23509en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn1314-2488 (online)
dc.identifier.issn1619-0033 (print)
dc.identifier.otherdoi:10.3897/neobiota.38.23509
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/106672
dc.descriptionCITATION: Hagen, B. L. & Kumschick, S. 2018. The relevance of using various scoring schemes revealed by an impact assessment of feral mammals. NeoBiota, 38:37-75, doi:10.3897/neobiota.38.23509.en_ZA
dc.descriptionThe original publication is available at https://neobiota.pensoft.neten_ZA
dc.description.abstractImpact scoring schemes are useful for identifying to what extent alien species cause damage. Quantifying the similarity and differences between impact scoring schemes can help determine how to optimally use these tools for policy decisions. Using feral mammals (including rats and mice) as a case study, environmental and socio-economic impacts were assessed using three schemes, namely the Generic Impact Scoring System (GISS), Environmental Impact Classification for Alien Taxa (EICAT) and Socio-Economic Impact Classification for Alien Taxa (SEICAT). The results show that socio-economic impacts scores differ between the respective schemes (GISS and SEICAT) possibly because they assess different aspects of social life and economy. This suggests that both scoring schemes should ideally be applied in concert to get a complete picture of socio-economic impacts. In contrast, environmental impact scores are correlated between GISS and EICAT assessments and this similarity is consistent over most mechanisms except for predation and ecosystems, suggesting that one scoring scheme is sufficient to capture all the environmental impacts. Furthermore, we present evidence for the island susceptibility hypothesis as impacts of feral mammals were found to be higher on islands compared to mainlands.en_ZA
dc.description.urihttps://neobiota.pensoft.net/article/23509/list/9/
dc.format.extent39 pages : illustrationsen_ZA
dc.language.isoen_ZAen_ZA
dc.publisherPensoft Publishersen_ZA
dc.subjectGeneric Impact Scoring Systemen_ZA
dc.subjectEnvironmental Impact Classification for Alien Taxaen_ZA
dc.subjectSocio-Economic Impact Classification for Alien Taxaen_ZA
dc.subjectFeral mammals -- Case studiesen_ZA
dc.subjectFeral mammals -- Environmental impacten_ZA
dc.subjectFeral mammals -- Sosio-economic impacten_ZA
dc.titleThe relevance of using various scoring schemes revealed by an impact assessment of feral mammalsen_ZA
dc.typeArticleen_ZA
dc.description.versionPublisher's versionen_ZA
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