Global Register of Introduced and Invasive Species- Burundi
CitationGroom Q, Jenna Wong L, Pagad S (2018). Global Register of Introduced and Invasive Species- Burundi. Version 1.2. Invasive Species Specialist Group ISSG. Checklist dataset https://doi.org/10.15468/ssxina accessed via GBIF.org on 2019-10-14.
DescriptionThe Global Register of Introduced and Invasive Species (GRIIS) presents validated and verified checklists (inventories) of introduced (alien) and invasive alien species at the country, territory, and associated island level. Phase 1 of the project focused on developing validated and verified checklists of countries that are Party to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). Phase 2 which is on-going, aims to achieve global coverage including non-party countries and all overseas territories of countries e.g. Netherlands, France and United Kingdom. Species belonging to all Kingdoms are covered as well as occurring in all Environment/systems. Country/ Territory/ Island checklists are reviewed and verified by networks of country or species experts. Verified checklists/ species records as well as those under review are presented on the online GRIIS website (www.griis.org). Individual species records are flagged with a ‘yes’ for verification. Only verified checklists/ species records are presented on the GBIF Portal.
This annotated checklist is of introduced (alien) and invasive alien species known to occur in Burundi
PurposeThe resource will be a support to countries to make progress to achieve Aichi Biodiversity Target 9 -in the development of their National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plans, their National Invasive Alien Species Strategy and Action Plan, target setting and monitoring.
Study ExtentThe geographic focus of this checklist is the country of Burundi
SamplingThis annotated checklist is focused on introduced (alien) and invasive species that are known to occur in Burundi The International Union for Conservation of Nature, (IUCN) describes an Introduced/ Alien and Invasive alien species as follows:
An Introduced/ 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 means an alien species which becomes established in natural or semi-natural ecosystems or habitat, is an agent of change, and threatens native biological diversity.
Quality ControlThe draft checklist (inventory) is compiled by collating data and information through a comprehensive literature overview. Additional steps implemented to control the quality of the data are described below. Taxonomic harmonisation and normalisation using the GBIF taxonomic backbone In order to harmonise all species names across countries, species lists are subjected to a normalisation process in which taxon rank and taxonomic status are identified and assigned. Spelling and other errors in assigning species authorship are also corrected. Data validation The checklist (inventory) compiler team completes a review and validates all the annotations especially those on provenance and ‘invasiveness’ status of the species based on evidence of impact. Data verification The checklist (inventory) is submitted to a network of country editors for a review of both accuracy of records, annotations and identification of any significant gaps in the data. Data verification is an iterative process and the activity is declared completed on agreement of all relevant country editors.
- Data collation and categorization Data filtering and categorization/ classification Taxonomic harmonization and normalization Data validation Data verification
- The published methods underpinning GRIIS and each Checklist are described in the following article: Pagad S, Genovesi P, Carnevali L, Schigel D, McGeoch MA (2018) Introducing the Global Register of Introduced and Invasive Species. Scientific Data, 5, 170202. https://www.nature.com/articles/sdata2017202 Contacts
Animalia, Bacteria, Chromista, Fungi, Plantae, Protozoa, Viruses
position: (Botany and Information Technology)
Botanic Garden Meise
Lian Jenna Wong
position: Research Assistant
Biodiversity Data Management Ltd
position: Deputy Chair - Information
IUCN SSC Invasive Species Specialist Group
administrative point of contact