Université de Fribourg

Developing a framework of minimum standards for the risk assessment of alien species

Roy, Helen E. ; Rabitsch, Wolfgang ; Scalera, Riccardo ; Stewart, Alan ; Gallardo, Belinda ; Genovesi, Piero ; Essl, Franz ; Adriaens, Tim ; Bacher, Sven ; Booy, Olaf ; Branquart, Etienne ; Brunel, Sarah ; Copp, Gordon Howard ; Dean, Hannah ; D?hondt, Bram ; Josefsson, Melanie ; Kenis, Marc ; Kettunen, Marianne ; Linnamagi, Merike ; Lucy, Frances ; Martinou, Angeliki ; Moore, Niall ; Nentwig, Wolfgang ; Nieto, Ana ; Pergl, Jan ; Peyton, Jodey ; Roques, Alain ; Schindler, Stefan ; Schönrogge, Karsten ; Solarz, Wojciech ; Stebbing, Paul D. ; Trichkova, Teodora ; Vanderhoeven, Sonia ; Valkenburg, Johan van ; Zenetos, Argyro

In: Journal of Applied Ecology, 2018, vol. 55, no. 2, p. 526–538

Biological invasions are a threat to biodiversity, society and the economy. There is an urgent need to provide evidence-based assessments of the risks posed by invasive alien species (IAS) to prioritize action. Risk assessments underpin IAS policies in many ways: informing legislation; providing justification of restrictions in trade or consumer activities; prioritizing surveillance and rapid...

Université de Fribourg

Assessing the ecological risk posed by a recently established invasive alien predator: Harmonia axyridis as a case study

Kenis, Marc ; Adriaens, Tim ; Brown, Peter M. J. ; Katsanis, Angelos ; Martin, Gilles San ; Branquart, Etienne ; Maes, Dirk ; Eschen, René ; Zindel, Renate ; Vlaenderen, Johan Van ; Babendreier, Dirk ; Roy, Helen E. ; Hautier, Louis ; Poland, Remy L.

In: BioControl, 2017, vol. 62, no. 3, p. 341–354

Invasive alien predators are a serious threat to biodiversity worldwide. However, there is no generic method for assessing which local species are most at risk following the invasion of a new predator. The harlequin ladybird, Harmonia axyridis (Pallas) (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae), is an alien in Europe and many other parts of the world where it affects other species of ladybirds through...

Université de Fribourg

Troubling travellers: are ecologically harmful alien species associated with particular introduction pathways?

Pergl, Jan ; Pyšek, Petr ; Bacher, Sven ; Essl, Franz ; Genovesi, Piero ; Harrower, Colin A. ; Hulme, Philip E. ; Jeschke, Jonathan M. ; Kenis, Marc ; Kühn, Ingolf ; Perglová, Irena ; Rabitsch, Wolfgang ; Roques, Alain ; Roy, David B. ; Roy, Helen E. ; Vilà, Montserrat ; Winter, Marten ; Nentwig, Wolfgang

In: NeoBiota, 2017, vol. 32, p. 1–20

Prioritization of introduction pathways is seen as an important component of the management of biological invasions. We address whether established alien plants, mammals, freshwater fish and terrestrial invertebrates with known ecological impacts are associated with particular introduction pathways (release, escape, contaminant, stowaway, corridor and unaided). We used the information from...

Université de Fribourg

Invasive alien predator causes rapid declines of native European ladybirds

Roy, Helen E. ; Adriaens, Tim ; Isaac, Nick J. B. ; Kenis, Marc ; Onkelinx, Thierry ; Martin, Gilles San ; Brown, Peter M. J. ; Hautier, Louis ; Poland, Remy ; Roy, David B. ; Comont, Richard ; Eschen, René ; Frost, Robert ; Zindel, Renate ; Vlaenderen, Johan Van ; Nedvěd, Oldrich ; Ravn, Hans Peter ; Grégoire, Jean Claude ; Biseau, Jean Christophe de ; Maes, Dirk

In: Diversity and Distributions, 2012, p. -

Aim Invasive alien species (IAS) are recognized as major drivers of biodiversity loss, but few causal relationships between IAS and species declines have been documented. In this study, we compare the distribution (Belgium and Britain) and abundance (Belgium, Britain and Switzerland) of formerly common and widespread native ladybirds before and after the arrival of Harmonia axyridis, a...

Université de Neuchâtel

The invasive alien leaf miner Cameraria ohridella and the native tree Acer pseudoplatanus: a fatal attraction?

Péré, Christelle ; Augustin, Sylvie ; Turlings, Ted C. J. ; Kenis, Marc

In: Agricultural and Forest Entomology, 2010, vol. 12, no. 2, p. 151-159

1. The horse-chestnut leaf miner Cameraria ohridella is an invasive moth in Europe and a serious pest of horse-chestnut Aesculus hippocastanum. The moth also occasionally attacks sycamore maple Acer pseudoplatanus, when situated beside infested horse-chestnuts. 2. The main objective of the present study was to provide an overview of the relationship between C....

Université de Fribourg

Temporal and spatial variations in the parasitoid complex of the horse chestnut leafminer during its invasion of Europe

Grabenweger, Giselher ; Kehrli, Patrik ; Zweimüller, Irene ; Augustin, Sylvie ; Avtzis, Nikolaos ; Bacher, Sven ; Freise, Jona ; Girardoz, Sandrine ; Guichard, Sylvain ; Heitland, Werner ; Lethmayer, Christa ; Stolz, Michaela ; Tomov, Rumen ; Volter, Lubomir ; Kenis, Marc

In: Biological Invasions, 2010, vol. 12, no. 8, p. 2797-2813

The enemy release hypothesis posits that the initial success of invasive species depends on the scarcity and poor adaptation of native natural enemies such as predators and parasitoids. As for parasitoids, invading hosts are first attacked at low rates by a species-poor complex of mainly generalist species. Over the years, however, parasitoid richness may increase either because the invading host...

Université de Fribourg

Contrasting patterns in the invasions of European terrestrial and freshwater habitats by alien plants, insects and vertebrates

Pyšek, Petr ; Bacher, Sven ; Chytrý, Milan ; Jarošík, Vojtěch ; Wild, Jan ; Celesti-Grapow, Laura ; Gassó, Núria ; Kenis, Marc ; Lambdon, Philip W. ; Nentwig, Wolfgang ; Pergl, Jan ; Roques, Alain ; Sádlo, Jiří ; Solarz, Wojciech ; Vilà, Montserrat ; Hulme, Philip E.

In: Global Ecology and Biogeography, 2010, p. -

Aim To provide the first comparative overview on the current numbers of alien species that invade representative European terrestrial and freshwater habitats for a range of taxonomic groups. Location Europe. Methods Numbers of naturalized alien species of plants, insects, herptiles, birds and mammals occurring in 10 habitats defined according to the European Nature Information System (EUNIS) were...