Speaking their language – development of a multilingual decision-support tool for communicating invasive species risks to decision makers and stakeholders

Type Article
Date 2021-01
Language English
Author(s) Copp Gordon H.1, 2, 3, Vilizzi Lorenzo3, Wei Hui4, Li Shan5, Piria Marina6, Al-Faisal Abbas J.7, Almeida David8, Atique Usman9, Al-Wazzan Zainab10, Bakiu Rigers11, 12, Bašić Tea1, Bui Thuyet D.13, Canning-Clode João14, 15, 16, Castro Nuno14, 17, Chaichana Ratcha18, Çoker Tülin19, Dashinov Dimitriy20, Ekmekçi F.Güler21, Erős Tibor22, Ferincz Árpád23, Ferreira Teresa24, Giannetto Daniela25, Gilles Allan S.26, Głowacki Łukasz3, Goulletquer PhilippeORCID27, Interesova Elena28, 29, Iqbal Sonia30, Jakubčinová Katarína31, Kanongdate Kamalaporn32, Kim Jeong-Eun33, Kopecký Oldřich34, Kostov Vasil35, Koutsikos Nicholas36, Kozic Sebastian3, Kristan Petra6, Kurita Yoshihisa37, Lee Hwang-Goo38, Leuven Rob S.E.W.39, Lipinskaya Tatsiana40, Lukas Juliane41, Marchini Agnese42, González Martínez Ana Isabel43, Masson Laurence44, Memedemin Daniyar45, Moghaddas Seyed Daryoush46, Monteiro João15, Mumladze Levan47, Naddafi Rahmat48, Năvodaru Ion49, Olsson Karin H.1, Onikura Norio50, Paganelli Daniele37, Pavia Richard Thomas42, Perdikaris Costas51, Pickholtz Renanel52, Pietraszewski Dariusz3, 53, Povž Meta54, Preda Cristina45, Ristovska Milica35, Rosíková Karin31, Santos José Maria24, Semenchenko Vitaliy40, Senanan Wansuk55, Simonović Predrag56, Smeti Evangelia36, Števove Barbora31, Švolíková Kristína31, Ta Kieu Anh T.57, Tarkan Ali Serhan3, 19, Top Nildeniz19, Tricarico Elena58, Uzunova Eliza20, Vardakas Leonidas36, Verreycken Hugo59, Zięba Grzegorz3, Mendoza Roberto60
Affiliation(s) 1 : Centre for Environment, Fisheries & Aquaculture Science, Pakefield Road, Lowestoft, Suffolk, U.K
2 : Centre for Ecology, Environment and Sustainability, Bournemouth University, Poole, Dorset, U.K
3 : Department of Ecology and Vertebrate Zoology, Faculty of Biology and Environmental Protection, University of Lodz, Lodz, Poland
4 : Pearl River Fisheries Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Fisheries Science, Guangzhou, China; Key Laboratory of Recreational Fisheries, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs, Guangzhou, China
5 : Natural History Research Center, Shanghai Natural History Museum, Branch of Shanghai Science & Technology Museum, Shanghai, China
6 : University of Zagreb, Faculty of Agriculture, Department of Fisheries, Apiculture, Wildlife Management and Special Zoology, Zagreb, Croatia
7 : Marine Science Centre, University of Basrah, Iraq
8 : Departamento de Ciencias Médicas Básicas, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad San Pablo-CEU, Madrid, Spain
9 : College of Bioscience and Biotechnology, Chungnam National University, Daejeon, Republic of Korea & Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture, University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Lahore, Pakistan
10 : Environment Public Authority, Kuwait
11 : Department of Aquaculture and Fisheries, Faculty of Agriculture and Environment, Agricultural University of Tirana, Tirana, Albania
12 : Albanian Center for Environmental Protection and Sustainable Development, Tirana, Albania
13 : Faculty of Marine Science, Hanoi University of Natural Resources and Environment, Hanoi, Vietnam
14 : MARE-Madeira – Marine and Environmental Sciences Centre, Quinta do Lorde Marina, Caniçal, Madeira, Portugal
15 : Centre of IMAR of the University of the Azores, Department of Oceanography and Fisheries, Horta, Azores, Portugal
16 : Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, Edgewater, USA
17 : MARE-UL – Marine and Environmental Sciences Centre, Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal
18 : Department of Environmental Technology and Management, Faculty of Environment, Kasetsart University, Bangkok, Thailand
19 : Department of Basic Sciences, Faculty of Fisheries, Muğla Sıtkı Koçman University, Muğla, Turkey
20 : Department of General and Applied Hydrobiology, Faculty of Biology, Sofia University, Sofia, Bulgaria
21 : Hydrobiology Section, Biology Department, Faculty of Science, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey
22 : Balaton Limnological Institute – Tihany and Danube Research Institute-Budapest, MTA Centre for Ecological Research, Hungary
23 : Department of Aquaculture, Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Szent István University, Gödöllő, Hungary
24 : Forest Research Centre, School of Agriculture, University of Lisbon, Portugal
25 : Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Muğla Sıtkı Koçman University, Muğla, Turkey
26 : The Graduate School, University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines
27 : Scientific Direction, French Research Institute for Exploitation of the Sea (IFREMER), Nantes, France
28 : Tomsk State University, Tomsk, Russia
29 : Institute of Systematics and Ecology of Animals, Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Novosibirsk, Russia, and Novosibirsk branch of Russian Federal «Research Institute of Fisheries and Oceanography», Novosibirsk, Russia
30 : Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture, University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Lahore, Pakistan
31 : Department of Ecology, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia
32 : Faculty of Environment and Resource Studies, Mahidol University, Thailand
33 : College of Bioscience and Biotechnology, Chungnam National University, Daejeon, Republic of Korea
34 : Department of Zoology and Fisheries, Faculty of Agrobiology, Food and Natural Resources, Czech University of Life Sciences, Prague, Czech Republic
35 : University “St. Cyril and Methodius”, Institute of Animal Science – Fisheries Department, Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia
36 : Hellenic Centre for Marine Research, Institute of Marine Biological Resources & Inland Waters, Anavissos, Attica, Greece
37 : Fishery Research Laboratory, Kyushu Sangyo University, Fukuoka, Japan
38 : Department of Biological Sciences, College of Natural Sciences and Engineering, Sangji University, Wonju, Republic of Ko
39 : Department of Animal Ecology and Physiology, Institute for Water and Wetland Research, Radboud University, Nijmegen, the Netherlands
40 : Laboratory of Hydrobiology, Scientific and Practical Center for Bioresources, National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, Minsk, Belarus
41 : Department of Biology & Ecology of Fishes, Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology & Inland Fisheries, Berlin, Germany, and Albrecht Daniel Thaer-Institute of Agricultural & Horticultural Sciences, Faculty of Life Sciences, Humboldt University of Berlin, Berlin, Germany
42 : Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Pavia, Italy
43 : CONABIO Liga Periférico Insurgentes Sur 4903, Cd de México, México
44 : Freshwater Fish Ecology Laboratory, Ecosystem Science and Management Program, University of Northern British Columbia, Prince George, Canada
45 : Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences, Ovidius University of Constanta, Romania
46 : Department of Biodiversity and Ecosystems Management, Environmental Sciences Research Institute, Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran, Iran
47 : Insititute of Zoology, Ilia State University, Tbilisi, Georgia
48 : Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Aquatic Resources, Division of Coastal Research, Öregrund, Sweden
49 : Danube Delta National Institute for Research and Development, Tulcea, Romania
50 : Department of Zoology, Tel Aviv University and Inter-University Institute for Marine Sciences in Eilat, Israel
51 : Department of Biological Sciences, College of Science, Research Center for the Natural and Applied Sciences, Graduate School, University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines
52 : Department of Fisheries, Regional Unit of Thesprotia, Region of Epirus, Igoumenitsa, Greece
53 : School of Zoology, George S. Wise Faculty of Life Sciences, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
54 : Institute Umbra, Ljubljana, Slovenia
55 : Department of Aquatic Science, Faculty of Science, Burapha University, Thailand
56 : Faculty of Biology & Institute for Biological Research “Siniša Stanković”, University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia
57 : Nature and Biodiversity Conservation Agency, Vietnam Environment Administration, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Nam Tu Liem District, Ha Noi, Vietnam
58 : Department of Biology, University of Florence, Sesto Fiorentino, (FI), Italy
59 : Research Institute for Nature and Forest (INBO), Brussels, Belgium
60 : Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León, Facultad de Ciencias Biológicas, San Nicolás de los Garza, Nuevo León, México
Source Environmental Modelling & Software (1364-8152) (Elsevier BV), 2021-01 , Vol. 135 , P. 104900 (11p.)
DOI 10.1016/j.envsoft.2020.104900
WOS© Times Cited 29
Keyword(s) Ecology of languages, Aquatic Species Invasiveness Screening Kit, Alien species, Risk identification, Global applicability
Abstract

Environmental changes due to non-native species introductions and translocations are a global concern. Whilst understanding the causes of bioinvasions is important, there is need for decision-support tools that facilitate effective communication of the potential risks of invasive non-native species to stakeholders. Decision-support tools have been developed mostly in English language only, which increases linguistic uncertainty associated with risk assessments undertaken by assessors not of English mother tongue and who need to communicate outcomes to local stakeholders. To reduce language-based uncertainty, the ‘ecology-of-language’ paradigm was applied when developing the Aquatic Species Invasiveness Screening Kit (AS-ISK), a decision-support tool that offers 32 languages in which to carry out screenings and communicate outcomes to stakeholders. Topics discussed include uncertainty related to language-specific issues encountered during the AS-ISK translation and the potential benefits of a multilingual decision-support tool for reducing linguistic uncertainty and enhancing communication between scientists, environmental managers, policy and decision makers.

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Copp Gordon H., Vilizzi Lorenzo, Wei Hui, Li Shan, Piria Marina, Al-Faisal Abbas J., Almeida David, Atique Usman, Al-Wazzan Zainab, Bakiu Rigers, Bašić Tea, Bui Thuyet D., Canning-Clode João, Castro Nuno, Chaichana Ratcha, Çoker Tülin, Dashinov Dimitriy, Ekmekçi F.Güler, Erős Tibor, Ferincz Árpád, Ferreira Teresa, Giannetto Daniela, Gilles Allan S., Głowacki Łukasz, Goulletquer Philippe, Interesova Elena, Iqbal Sonia, Jakubčinová Katarína, Kanongdate Kamalaporn, Kim Jeong-Eun, Kopecký Oldřich, Kostov Vasil, Koutsikos Nicholas, Kozic Sebastian, Kristan Petra, Kurita Yoshihisa, Lee Hwang-Goo, Leuven Rob S.E.W., Lipinskaya Tatsiana, Lukas Juliane, Marchini Agnese, González Martínez Ana Isabel, Masson Laurence, Memedemin Daniyar, Moghaddas Seyed Daryoush, Monteiro João, Mumladze Levan, Naddafi Rahmat, Năvodaru Ion, Olsson Karin H., Onikura Norio, Paganelli Daniele, Pavia Richard Thomas, Perdikaris Costas, Pickholtz Renanel, Pietraszewski Dariusz, Povž Meta, Preda Cristina, Ristovska Milica, Rosíková Karin, Santos José Maria, Semenchenko Vitaliy, Senanan Wansuk, Simonović Predrag, Smeti Evangelia, Števove Barbora, Švolíková Kristína, Ta Kieu Anh T., Tarkan Ali Serhan, Top Nildeniz, Tricarico Elena, Uzunova Eliza, Vardakas Leonidas, Verreycken Hugo, Zięba Grzegorz, Mendoza Roberto (2021). Speaking their language – development of a multilingual decision-support tool for communicating invasive species risks to decision makers and stakeholders. Environmental Modelling & Software, 135, 104900 (11p.). Publisher's official version : https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envsoft.2020.104900 , Open Access version : https://archimer.ifremer.fr/doc/00654/76659/