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Title:Using citizen science to monitor the spread of tree pests and diseases : outcomes of two projects in Slovenia and the UK
Authors:Crow, Peter (Author)
Pérez-Sierra, Ana (Author)
Kavčič, Andreja (Author)
Lewthwaite, Kate (Author)
Kolšek, Marija (Author)
Ogris, Nikica (Author)
Piškur, Barbara (Author)
Kus Veenvliet, Jana (Author)
Zidar, Simon (Author)
Sancisi-Frey, Suzanne (Author)
De Groot, Maarten (Author)
Tipology:1.01 - Original Scientific Article
Organisation:Logo SciVie - Slovenian Forestry Institute
Abstract:The trees and forests of Europe are increasingly under threat from new pests and diseases that have originated in other parts of the world. Early detection of alien species when they first appear in European countries allows rapid response and offers the best chance to mitigate against their establishment and spread. Citizen science initiatives such as LIFE ARTEMIS in Slovenia, and Observatree in the UK, provide members of the public with the necessary training and educational resource to identify these tree pests and diseases and report them to the appropriate authorities, thereby increasing the level of surveillance and the capacity of the early warning system. This paper summarises some of the outcomes of these two projects and how they have both become integral parts of the official forest and tree health monitoring systems within their respective countries of Slovenia and the United Kingdom.
Keywords:invasive alien species, plant health, tree health, forest health, early warning, rapid response
Year of publishing:2020
COBISS_ID:37214467 Link is opened in a new window
ISSN on article:1989-8649
OceCobissID:523569177 Link is opened in a new window
DOI:10.3391/mbi.2020.11.4.06 Link is opened in a new window
Note:Nasl. iz nasl. zaslona; Opis vira z dne 13. 11. 2020;
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Journal:Management of Biological Invasions
[Elías D. Dana]
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Document is financed by a project

Funding Programme:LIFE
Project no.:LIFE15 GIE/SI/000770
Name:Osveščanje, usposabljanje in ukrepanje za invazivne tujerodne vrste v gozdu

Funding Programme:Welsh Government and the Woodland Trust
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License:CC BY 4.0, Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International
Description:This is the standard Creative Commons license that gives others maximum freedom to do what they want with the work as long as they credit the author.
Licensing start date:16.11.2020