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Mediterranean versus Atlantic monk parakeets Myiopsitta monachus: towards differentiated management at the European scale

(2019) PEST MANAGEMENT SCIENCE. 75(4). p.915-922
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BACKGROUND The monk parakeet Myiopsitta monachus (Boddaert), native to South America, is an invasive species in several European countries, causing crop damage and potential negative impacts on wildlife. Only Spain and Great Britain have regulations to control monk parakeets, thus fast growth and spread of populations are likely to occur on a wide scale. The aims of this research are to update information on the distribution and population size of monk parakeets in Europe, assess whether differences in population growth or spread rate exist between populations, and provide recommendations to decision-makers. RESULTS Our study estimates that there are 23 758 monk parakeets in the wild, across 179 municipalities in eight European Union (EU) countries; 84% of these municipalities hold between 1 and 100 monk parakeets. All countries with a representative historical record are experiencing exponential growth of monk parakeets. Mediterranean countries are experiencing higher exponential growth, spread rate and faster colonization of new municipalities than Atlantic countries. CONCLUSIONS We recommend that EU Mediterranean countries consider declaration of the monk parakeet as invasive alien species of regional concern, and develop coordinated efforts to monitor and manage the species, taking advantage of the low population sizes in most municipalities. (c) 2019 Society of Chemical Industry
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AVES PSITTACIFORMES, POPULATION, URBAN, BIODIVERSITY, DISPERSAL, EXPANSION, PARROTS, IMPACT, RANGE, BIRDS, invasive species management, population growth, spread rate, stratified, dispersal theory and management policies

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Postigo, Jose-Luis et al. “Mediterranean Versus Atlantic Monk Parakeets Myiopsitta Monachus: Towards Differentiated Management at the European Scale.” PEST MANAGEMENT SCIENCE 75.4 (2019): 915–922. Print.
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Postigo, J.-L., Strubbe, D., Mori, E., Ancillotto, L., Carneiro, I., Latsoudis, P., Menchetti, M., et al. (2019). Mediterranean versus Atlantic monk parakeets Myiopsitta monachus: towards differentiated management at the European scale. PEST MANAGEMENT SCIENCE, 75(4), 915–922. Presented at the 11th European Vertebrate Pest Management Conference (EVPMC).
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Postigo, Jose-Luis, Diederik Strubbe, Emiliano Mori, Leonardo Ancillotto, Ines Carneiro, Panagiotis Latsoudis, Mattia Menchetti, et al. 2019. “Mediterranean Versus Atlantic Monk Parakeets Myiopsitta Monachus: Towards Differentiated Management at the European Scale.” Pest Management Science 75 (4): 915–922.
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Postigo, Jose-Luis, Diederik Strubbe, Emiliano Mori, Leonardo Ancillotto, Ines Carneiro, Panagiotis Latsoudis, Mattia Menchetti, Liviu G. Parau, Dave Parrott, Luis Reino, Anne Weiserbs, and Juan Carlos Senar. 2019. “Mediterranean Versus Atlantic Monk Parakeets Myiopsitta Monachus: Towards Differentiated Management at the European Scale.” Pest Management Science 75 (4): 915–922.
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Postigo J-L, Strubbe D, Mori E, Ancillotto L, Carneiro I, Latsoudis P, et al. Mediterranean versus Atlantic monk parakeets Myiopsitta monachus: towards differentiated management at the European scale. PEST MANAGEMENT SCIENCE. Chichester: John Wiley & Sons Ltd; 2019;75(4):915–22.
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J.-L. Postigo et al., “Mediterranean versus Atlantic monk parakeets Myiopsitta monachus: towards differentiated management at the European scale,” PEST MANAGEMENT SCIENCE, vol. 75, no. 4, pp. 915–922, 2019.
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  abstract     = {BACKGROUND The monk parakeet Myiopsitta monachus (Boddaert), native to South America, is an invasive species in several European countries, causing crop damage and potential negative impacts on wildlife. Only Spain and Great Britain have regulations to control monk parakeets, thus fast growth and spread of populations are likely to occur on a wide scale. The aims of this research are to update information on the distribution and population size of monk parakeets in Europe, assess whether differences in population growth or spread rate exist between populations, and provide recommendations to decision-makers. RESULTS Our study estimates that there are 23 758 monk parakeets in the wild, across 179 municipalities in eight European Union (EU) countries; 84% of these municipalities hold between 1 and 100 monk parakeets. All countries with a representative historical record are experiencing exponential growth of monk parakeets. Mediterranean countries are experiencing higher exponential growth, spread rate and faster colonization of new municipalities than Atlantic countries. CONCLUSIONS We recommend that EU Mediterranean countries consider declaration of the monk parakeet as invasive alien species of regional concern, and develop coordinated efforts to monitor and manage the species, taking advantage of the low population sizes in most municipalities. (c) 2019 Society of Chemical Industry},
  author       = {Postigo, Jose-Luis and Strubbe, Diederik and Mori, Emiliano and Ancillotto, Leonardo and Carneiro, Ines and Latsoudis, Panagiotis and Menchetti, Mattia and Parau, Liviu G. and Parrott, Dave and Reino, Luis and Weiserbs, Anne and Senar, Juan Carlos},
  issn         = {1526-498X},
  journal      = {PEST MANAGEMENT SCIENCE},
  keywords     = {AVES PSITTACIFORMES,POPULATION,URBAN,BIODIVERSITY,DISPERSAL,EXPANSION,PARROTS,IMPACT,RANGE,BIRDS,invasive species management,population growth,spread rate,stratified,dispersal theory and management policies},
  language     = {eng},
  location     = {Warsaw, POLAND},
  number       = {4},
  pages        = {915--922},
  publisher    = {John Wiley & Sons Ltd},
  title        = {Mediterranean versus Atlantic monk parakeets Myiopsitta monachus: towards differentiated management at the European scale},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ps.5320},
  volume       = {75},
  year         = {2019},
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