Category Archives: Conservation science

Global variation in the availability of data on the environmental impacts of alien birds

Pleased to say that I have a new paper out, which I completed in collaboration with my former PhD supervisor, Tim Blackburn. Alien birds are widely distributed across the globe, but information on their environmental impacts is available for less … Continue reading

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Determinants of data deficiency in the impacts of alien bird species

Working with scientists at UCL and Stellenbosch University, I recently undertook a global assessment of the environmental impacts of alien birds, using the Environmental Impact Classification for Alien Taxa (EICAT). One of the important results of this assessment was that … Continue reading

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Using EICAT to quantify and categorise the environmental impacts of alien birds

Thousands of species have been moved by people to areas where they do not naturally occur. These alien species can have negative impacts on the environments into which they are introduced. Given the vast number of aliens, and the broad … Continue reading

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Invasive alien species, EICAT and the IUCN

In March 2016, I attended a workshop at the Institute of Botany in Průhonice in the Czech Republic, to discuss the implementation of a new methodology to quantify and categorise the impacts of alien species, known as the Environmental Impact … Continue reading

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