Invasive species are recognized as one of the biggest threats to biodiversity and dealing with them is a daunting challenge for protected area managers. Prioritization based on multiple criteria has been traditionally recommended as essential for the effective management of invasive species. A systematic literature review was undertaken to assess to what extent the scientific literature provides guidelines for implementing priority systems as part of management strategies for invasive plants in protected areas. We detected only 27 studies published up to 2019 reporting some kind of prioritization. Most of them were limited to a list of species built from a combination of biological information extracted from literature and data on the extent and effects of their presence in the area. Our review also revealed that risk analysis has been commonly confounded with prioritization tools. Despite the generalized recognition of the impact of invasive plants on biodiversity, managers of protected areas lack readily applicable support from scientific literature to set up prioritization schemes.
You have requested a machine translation of selected content from our databases. This functionality is provided solely for your convenience and is in no way intended to replace human translation. Neither BioOne nor the owners and publishers of the content make, and they explicitly disclaim, any express or implied representations or warranties of any kind, including, without limitation, representations and warranties as to the functionality of the translation feature or the accuracy or completeness of the translations.
Translations are not retained in our system. Your use of this feature and the translations is subject to all use restrictions contained in the Terms and Conditions of Use of the BioOne website.
Vol. 42 • No. 1