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Alien Insects: Threats and Implications for Conservation of Galápagos Islands
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A newly developed and simple scoring system is presented to predict alien insect species potential invasiveness based on trophic functional role, distribution in Galápagos, and history ofInvasiveness elsewhere. Expand
Effective monitoring for adaptive wildlife management : Lessons from the Galápagos Islands
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Only through such an integrated process can the adaptive loop' in wildlife management be closed and management practices and policies evolve in a manner ultimately beneficial to wildlife, both in Galapagos and elsewhere. Expand
Classical biological control for the protection of natural ecosystems
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Ecosystem service protection was provided in the fewest cases by either insect or plant biological control agents, but was more likely to be provided by projects directed against invasive plants, likely because of the strong effects plants exert on landscapes. Expand
Evidence for regular ongoing introductions of mosquito disease vectors into the Galápagos Islands
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Evidence is presented from the monitoring of aeroplanes and genetic analysis that C. quinquefasciatus is regularly introduced via aircraft into the Galápagos Archipelago, and that there is ongoing movement of mosquitoes between islands. Expand
ERADICATION OF THE LITTLE FIRE ANT, WASMANNIA AUROPUNCTATA (HYMENOPTERA: FORMICIDAE), FROM MARCHENA ISLAND, GALÁPAGOS: ON THE EDGE OF SUCCESS?
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The procedures used to kill W. auropunctata are discussed and the efficacy of the eradication methods, the program’s costs, and its applicability to other island ecosystems are monitored. Expand
Global rise in emerging alien species results from increased accessibility of new source pools
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Using a global database of the first regional records of alien species covering the years 1500–2005, a surprisingly high proportion of species in recent records that have never been recorded as alien before are detected. Expand
Rearing Larvae of the Avian Nest Parasite, Philornis downsi (Diptera: Muscidae), on Chicken Blood-Based Diets
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This is the first effective protocol for rearing a hematophagous parasitic avian fly from egg to adult in the absence of a living host and it was able to rear 50 larvae to the adult stage. Expand
PREDICTING THE FIELD PREY RANGE OF AN INTRODUCED PREDATOR , RODOLIA CARDINALIS MULSANT , IN THE GALÁPAGOS
This chapter describes and discusses the procedures used to evaluate the potential threats of a predator, Rodolia cardinalis Mulsant, to the conservation of the insect fauna of the Galápagos Islands,Expand
Alien species pathways to the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
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The number, frequency and geographic origin of pathways for the arrival and dispersal of alien species to and within Galápagos have increased over time, tracking closely the increase in human population (residents and tourists) on the islands. Expand
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