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dc.contributor.authorKumschick, S.
dc.contributor.authorVimercati, G.
dc.contributor.authorde Villiers, F.A.
dc.contributor.authorMokhatla, M.M.
dc.contributor.authorDavies, S.J.
dc.contributor.authorThorp, C.J.
dc.contributor.authorRebelo, A.D.
dc.contributor.authorMeasey, G.J.
dc.date.accessioned2017-02-21T11:39:00Z
dc.date.available2017-02-21T11:39:00Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier.citationKumschick, S.; Vimercati, G.; de Villiers, F.A.; Mokhatla, M.M.; Davies, S.J.; Thorp, C.J.; Rebelo, A.D.; Measey, G.J. (2017) Impact assessment with different scoring tools; How well do alien amphibian assessments match? NeoBiota, 33: 53-66en
dc.identifier.issn1619-0033
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/123456789/2174
dc.description.abstractClassification of alien species’ impacts can aid policy making through evidence based listing and management recommendations. We highlight differences and a number of potential difficulties with two scoring tools, the Environmental Impact Classification of Alien Taxa (EICAT) and the Generic Impact Scoring System (GISS) using amphibians as a case study. Generally, GISS and EICAT assessments lead to very similar impact levels, but scores from the schemes are not equivalent. Small differences are attributable to discrepancies in the verbal descriptions for scores. Differences were found in several impact categories. While the issue of disease appears to be related to uncertainties in both schemes, hybridisation might be inflated in EICAT. We conclude that GISS scores cannot directly be translated into EICAT classifications, but they give very similar outcomes and the same literature base can be used for both schemes.en
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dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherPensoft Publishersen
dc.subjectEnvironmental Impact Classification for Alien Taxa(EICAT)en
dc.subjectGeneric Impact Scoring System(GISS)en
dc.subjectprioritisationen
dc.subjectlistingen
dc.subjectalien speciesen
dc.subjectbiological invasionsen
dc.titleImpact assessment with different scoring tools; How well do alien amphibian assessments match?en
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