List name
Global Register of Introduced and Invasive Species - Great Britain
Owner
s.ratcliffe@nbn.org.uk
List type
Species characters list
Description
This annotated checklist is focused on introduced (alien) and invasive species that are known to occur in Great Britain The International Union for Conservation of Nature, (IUCN) describes an Introduced/ Alien and Invasive alien species as follows: An Introduced or Alien species means a species, subspecies, or lower taxon occurring outside of its natural range (past or present) and dispersal potential (i.e. outside the range it occupies naturally or could not occupy without direct or indirect introduction or care by humans) and includes any part, gametes or propagule of such species that might survive and subsequently reproduce. An Invasive Alien Species is an alien species which becomes established in natural or semi-natural ecosystems or habitat, is an agent of change, and threatens native biological diversity. In GRIIS, species are recorded as having an impact (as 'yes' under 'isInvasive') if there is evidence of the species negatively impacting biodiversity, and including species that are widespread, spreading rapidly or present in high abundance (Pagad et al. 2018). This usage is relevant to the purpose of GRIIS, and consistent with the concept of impact as formulated by Parker et al. (1999) and now widely used (e.g. Didham et al. 2005, Strayer et al. 2006, McGeoch et al. 2010, 2012, Vila et al. 2011), where impact is a function not only of the per capita effect of an individual organism, but is a combined function of the effect, abundance and range size of a species. Impact can of course be defined in different ways, driven by different objectives, such as its usage in EICAT where it is defined as a measurable change to the properties of an ecosystem caused by an alien taxon (Hawkins et al. 2015). Roy H, Rorke S, Wong L J, Pagad S (2020). Global Register of Introduced and Invasive Species - Great Britain. Version 1.7. Invasive Species Specialist Group ISSG. Checklist dataset https://doi.org/10.15468/8rzqvw accessed via GBIF.org on 2022-02-15.
URL
https://doi.org/10.15468/8rzqvw
Date submitted
2022-02-15
Date updated
2022-02-15
Is private
No
Included in species pages
Yes
Authoritative
Yes
Invasive
Yes
Threatened
No
Part of the sensitive data service
No
Region
UK
Metadata link
https://registry.nbnatlas.org/public/show/dr2660

2848 Number of Taxa

2831 Distinct Species

4 Unrecognised Taxa

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Abies alba
Abies alba Mill.
European Silver-fir
 
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Abies cephalonica
Abies cephalonica Loudon
Greek Fir
 
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Abies fraseri
Abies fraseri (Pursh) Poir.
Fraser Fir
 
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Abies grandis
Abies grandis (Douglas ex D. Don) Lindl.
Giant Fir
 
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Abies nordmanniana
Abies nordmanniana (Steven) Spach
Caucasian Fir
 
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Abies procera
Abies procera Rehder
Noble Fir
 
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Abutilon theophrasti
Abutilon theophrasti Medik.
Velvetleaf
 
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Acacia melanoxylon
Acacia melanoxylon R. Br.
Australian Blackwood
 
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Acaena anserinifolia
Acaena anserinifolia (J.R. Forst. & G. Forst.) Druce
Bronze Pirri-pirri-bur
 
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Acaena caesiiglauca
Acaena caesiiglauca (Bitter) Bergmans
Glaucous Pirri-pirri-bur
 
Action Supplied Name Scientific Name (matched) Image Author (matched) Common Name (matched)
Abies alba Abies alba Mill. European Silver-fir
Abies cephalonica Abies cephalonica Loudon Greek Fir
Abies fraseri Abies fraseri (Pursh) Poir. Fraser Fir
Abies grandis Abies grandis (Douglas ex D. Don) Lindl. Giant Fir
Abies nordmanniana Abies nordmanniana (Steven) Spach Caucasian Fir
Abies procera Abies procera Rehder Noble Fir
Abutilon theophrasti Abutilon theophrasti Medik. Velvetleaf
Acacia melanoxylon Acacia melanoxylon R. Br. Australian Blackwood
Acaena anserinifolia Acaena anserinifolia (J.R. Forst. & G. Forst.) Druce Bronze Pirri-pirri-bur
Acaena caesiiglauca Acaena caesiiglauca (Bitter) Bergmans Glaucous Pirri-pirri-bur
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