New publication: The EASIN Editorial Board: quality assurance, exchange and sharing of alien species information in Europe
Tsiamis et al. (Vøllestad*) in Management of Biological Invasions. Open access.
The European Alien Species Information Network (EASIN) aims to facilitate the exploration of alien species information in Europe, and is recognized as the information system supporting European Union Member States in the implementation of the recently published Invasive Alien Species Regulation. In this paper, we present the role and activities of the EASIN Editorial Board (EB), which is responsible for the quality assurance, safeguarding and constant improvement of EASIN. The EB is supported by a web platform that facilitates online discussions about alien species. This platform creates a virtual community by providing a forum-like interface that is moderated by the EB Members but is freely accessible to the scientific community and the general public. It allows all registered users to make comments, raise questions and share experience and expertise on alien species in Europe. Moreover, it provides a means for exchanging opinions and solving disputes in a transparent way. The overall EB activity is commonly agreed upon procedures and standards.
Published online 16 August 2016 (pdf)
Volume 7 in press.
*Centre for Ecological and Evolutionary Synthesis (CEES). See the publication for full author information.