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Methods and approaches for the management of arthropod border incursions

Show simple item record Saccaggi, DL Karsten, M Robertson, MP Kumschick, S Somers, MJ Wilson, JRU Terblanche, JS 2018-07-11T14:59:53Z 2018-07-11T14:59:53Z 2016-02-29 2016-04
dc.identifier.citation Saccaggi, DL, Karsten, M, Robertson, MP, Kumschick, S, Somers, MJ, Wilson, JRU & Terblanche, JS 2016, 'Methods and approaches for the management of arthropod border incursions', Biological Invasions, vol. 18, No. 4, pp 1057–1075, Viewed online 11 July 2018, Springer, en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1387-3547
dc.description.abstract Biological invasions are increasing and are strongly associated with negative agricultural, economic and ecological impacts. It is increasingly recognized that the primary focus in minimizing biological invasions should be to prevent initial entry of alien species. However, exclusion of terrestrial arthropods such as insects and mites is difficult, in part because of their relatively small size, cryptic habits, broad physiological tolerances and close association with various internationally traded goods. Here we discuss methods, approaches, management and intervention systems used by border biosecurity agencies to prevent entry of inadvertently transported arthropods. We examine the at-border systems that exist for the detection and identification of and response to alien arthropods, and discuss the constraints and challenges present in these systems. We critically review current border biosecurity systems and discuss their relative efficacy. We then discuss additional measures and key areas that could be addressed that may further improve these systems. These include: (1) the application of appropriate sampling strategies; (2) employment of suitable inspection methods adequate to detect small and hidden arthropods; and (3) thorough recording of methods, organisms detected and both negative and positive results of inspections. We emphasize that more research is needed on taxonomy, biology, genetics, distribution, host and disease associations, impacts and pathways of introductions for invasive arthropods. Of critical importance is the compilation of complete and accurate invasive species lists and high-risk species watch-lists. The adoption of these recommendations will contribute to improved biosecurity systems for the exclusion of alien, invasive and pest arthropods. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship National Research Foundation (South Africa) en_US
dc.format.extent Fig: iii, tables: i, 12 p. : iII. (some col.). en_US
dc.format.medium PDF en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Spring Link en_US
dc.rights Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 United States *
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dc.subject Biosecurity en_US
dc.subject Insects en_US
dc.subject Invasive species en_US
dc.subject Mites en_US
dc.subject Sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) measures en_US
dc.title Methods and approaches for the management of arthropod border incursions en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.rights.holder Springer Link en_US

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