Selected publications

Scalera R, Cozzi A, Caccamo C, Rossi I (2017) A catalogue of LIFE projects contributing to the management of alien species in the European Union. Platform Meeting on Invasive Alien Species (IAS) 29-30 November 2017, Milan (Italy). LIFE14 IP/IT/000018 Nature Integrated Management to 2020 (GESTIRE 2020 ). Pp. 144.

Bacher S, Blackburn TM, Essl F, Genovesi P, Heikkilä J, Jeschke JM, Jones G, Keller R, Kenis M, Kueffer C, F. Martinou AF, Nentwig W, Pergl J, Pyšek P, Rabitsch W, Richardson DM, Roy HE, Saul W-C, Scalera R, Vilà M, Wilson JRU, Kumschick S. (2017) Socio-economic impact classification of alien taxa (SEICAT). Methods in Ecology and Evolution.

Capinha C, Seebens H, Cassey P, García-Díaz P, Lenzner B, Mang T, Moser D, Pyšek P, Scalera R, Rödder D, Winter M, Dullinger S, Essl F (2017) Diversity, biogeography and the global flows of alien amphibians and reptiles. Diversity and Distributions. 00:1-10.

Carboneras C, Genovesi P, Vila M, Blackburn T, Carrete M, Clavero M, D’hondt B, Orueta J, Gallardo B, Geraldes P, González-Moreno P, Gregory RD, Nentwig W, Paquet J-Y, Pysek P, Rabitsch W, Ramírez I, Scalera R, Tella J, Walton P, Wynde R (2017) A prioritised list of invasive alien species to assist the effective implementation of EU legislation. J Appl Ecol. 00:1–9.

Groom QJ, Adriaens T, Desmet P, Simpson A, De Wever A, Bazos I, Cardoso AC, Charles L, Christopoulou A, Gazda A, Helmisaari H, Hobern D, Josefsson M, Lucy F, Marisavljevic D, Oszako T, Pergl J, Petrovic-Obradovic O, Prévot C, Ravn HP, Richards G, Roques A, Roy HE, Rozenberg M-AA, Scalera R, Tricarico E, Trichkova T, Vercayie D, Zenetos A and Vanderhoeven S (2017) Seven Recommendations to Make Your Invasive Alien Species Data More Useful. Front. Appl. Math. Stat. 3:13. 

Latombe G, Pyšek P, Jeschke JM, Blackburn TM, Bacher S, Capinha C, Costello MJ, Fernández M, Gregory RD, Hobern D, Hui C, Jetz W, Kumschick S, McGrannachan C, Pergl J, Roy HE, Scalera R, Squires ZE, Wilson JRU, Winter M, Genovesi P & McGeoch MA. (2017) A vision for global monitoring of biological invasions. Biological Conservation 213(B): 295-308.

Roy HE, Hesketh H, Purse BV, Eilenberg J, Santini A, Scalera R, Stentiford GD, Adriaens T, Bacela-Spychalska K, Bass D, Beckmann KM, Bessell P, Bojko J, Booy O,Cardoso AC, Essl F, Groom Q, Harrower C, Kleespies R, Martinou AF, van Oers MM, Peeler EJ,  Pergl J, Rabitsch W, Roques A, Schaffner F, Schindler S, Schmidt BR, Schonrogge K, Smith J, Solarz W, Stewart A, Stroo A, Tricarico E, Vannini A, Vila M, Woodward S, Wynns AA, Dunn AM (2017) Alien pathogens on the Horizon: opportunities for predicting their threat to wildlife. Conservation Letters, 10: 477–484.

Roy HE, Rabitsch W, Scalera R, Stewart A, Gallardo B, Genovesi P, Essl F, Adriaens T, Bacher S, Booy O, Branquart E, Brunel S, Copp GH, Dean H, D’hondt B, Josefsson M, Kenis M, Kettunen M, Linnamagi M, Lucy F, Martinou A, Moore N, Nentwig W, Nieto A, Pergl J, Peyton J, Roques A, Schindler S, Schönrogge K, Solarz W, Stebbing PD, Trichkova T, Vanderhoeven S, van Valkenburg J, Zenetos A, (2017) Developing a framework of minimum standards for the risk assessment of alien species. Journal of Applied Ecology, Accepted Author Manuscript. doi:10.1111/1365-2664.13025

Seebens H, Blackburn TM, Dyer E, Genovesi P, Hulme PE, Jeschke JM, Pagad S, Pyšek P, Winter M, Arianoutsou M, Bacher S, Blasius B, Brundu G, Capinha C, Celesti-Grapow L, Dawson W, Dullinger S, Fuentes N, Jäger H, Kartesz J, Kenis M, Kreft H, Kühn I, Lenzner B, Liebhold A, Mosena A, Moser D, Nishino M, Pearman D, Pergl J, Rabitsch W, Rojas-Sandoval J, Roques A, Rorke S, Rossinelli S, Roy HE, Scalera R, Schindler S, Štajerová K, Tokarska-Guzik B, Kleunen M van, Walker K, Weigelt P, Yamanaka T and Essl F (2017) No saturation in the accumulation of alien species worldwide. Nature Communications (open access) 8:14435, doi: 10.1038/ncomms14435

Keuling O, Podgórski T, Monaco A, Melletti M, Merta D, Albrycht M, Genov PV, Gethöffer F, Vetter SG, Jori F, Scalera R, Gongora J. 2017. Eurasian Wild Boar Sus scrofa (Linnaeus, 1758). In: Melletti M. & Meijaard E. (Eds). Ecology, Conservation and Management of Wild Pigs and Peccaries. Cambridge University Press, UK: 202-233.

Scalera R, Genovesi P, Booy O, Essl F, Jeschke J, Hulme P, McGeoch M, Pagad S, Roy H, Saul WC, Wilson J (2016) Progress toward pathways prioritization in compliance to Aichi Target 9. Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice, Twentieth meeting. Montreal, Canada, 25-30 April 2016. UNEP/CBD/SBSTTA/20/INF/5

Scalera R, Genovesi P (2016) Guidance for governments concerning invasive alien species pathways action plan. Convention on the conservation of European wildlife and natural habitats. 39 pp. Final version. T-PVS/Inf(2016)10

Rabitsch W, Genovesi P, Scalera R, Biała K, Josefsson M, Essl F (2016) Developing and testing alien species indicators for Europe. Journal for Nature Conservation. 29:89–96

Rat M., Trichkova T, Scalera R, Tomov R,  Uludağ A (Eds.) 2016. ESENIAS Scientific Reports 1. State of the Art of Alien Species in South-Eastern Europe. University of Novi Sad Faculty of Sciences, Novi Sad, Serbia, IBER-BAS, Bulgaria, ESENIAS. ISBN 978-86-7031-3316

Roy HE, Scalera R, Dunn A, Hesketh H (2016) Invasive species: Control wildlife pathogens too. Nature 530, 281.

Tsiamis K, Gervasini E, F D’Amico, Deriu I, Katsanevakis S, Crocetta F, Zenetos A, Arianoutsou M, Backeljau T, Bariche M, Bazos I, Bertaccini A, Brundu G, Carrete M, M Ertan Çinar, Curto G, Faasse M, Justine J-L , Király G, Langer MR, Levitt Y, Panov VE, Piraino S, Rabitsch W, Roques A, Scalera R, Shenkar N, Sîrbu I, Tricarico E, Vannini A, Vøllestad LA, Zikos A, Cardoso AC (2016) The EASIN Editorial Board: quality assurance, exchange and sharing of alien species information in Europe. Management of Biological Invasions, 7.

Roy H, Scalera R, Booy O, Branquart E, Gallardo B, Genovesi P, Josefsson M, Kettunen M, Linnamagi M, Lucy F, Martinou A, Moore N, Pergl J, Rabitsch W, Solarz W, Trichkova T, van Valkenburg J, Zenetos A, Bazos I, Galanidis A, Sheehan R (2015) Organisation and running of a scientific workshop to complete selected invasive alien species (IAS) risk assessmentsARES(2014)2425342 - 22/07/2014. Brussels, European Commission, 291pp. 

Katsanevakis S, Deriu I, D’Amico F, Nunes AL, Pelaez Sanchez S, Crocetta F, Arianoutsou M, Bazos I, Christopoulou A, Curto G, Delipetrou P, Kokkoris Y, Panov V, Rabitsch W, Roques A, Scalera R, Shirley SM, Tricarico E, Vannini A, Zenetos A, Zervou S, Zikos A and Cardoso AC (2015) European Alien Species Information Network (EASIN): supporting European policies and scientific research. Management of Biological Invasions, 6:147-157.

Essl F, Bacher S, Blackburn TM, Booy O, Brundu G, Brunel S, Cardoso A-C, Eschen R, Gallardo B, Galil B, García-Berthou E, Genovesi P, Groom Q, Harrower C, Hulme PE, Katsanevakis S, Kenis M, Kühn I, Kumschick S, Martinou AF, Nentwig W, O’Flynn C, Pagad S, Pergl J, Pyšek P, Rabitsch W, Richardson DM, Roques A, Roy HE, Scalera R, Schindler S, Seebens H, Vanderhoeven S, Vilà M, Wilson JRU, Zenetos A and Jeschke JM (2015) Crossing frontiers in tackling pathways of biological invasions. BioScience, 65: 769–782.

Pagad S, Genovesi P, Carnevali L, Scalera R, Clout M (2015) IUCN SSC Invasive Species Specialist Group: invasive alien species information management supporting practitioners, policy makers and decision takers. Management of Biological Invasions, 6:127-135.

Roy HE, Adriaens T, Aldridge DC, Bacher S, Bishop JDD, Blackburn TM, Branquart E, Brodie J, Carboneras C, Cook EJ, Copp GH, Dean HJ, Eilenberg J, Essl F, Gallardo B, Garcia M, García-Berthou E, Genovesi P, Hulme PE, Kenis M, Kerckhof F, Kettunen M, Minchin D, Nentwig W, Nieto A, Pergl J, Pescott O, Peyton J, Preda C, Rabitsch W, Roques A, Rorke S, Scalera R, Schindler S, Schönrogge K, Sewell J, Solarz W, Stewart A, Tricarico E, Vanderhoeven S, van der Velde G, Vilà M, Wood CA, Zenetos A (2015) Invasive Alien Species - Prioritising prevention efforts through horizon scanning. ENV.B.2/ETU/2014/0016. European Commission.

Tollington S, Turbé A, Rabitsch W, Groombridge J, Scalera R, Essl F, Roy H, Shwartz A (2015) Making the EU legislation on invasive species a conservation success. Conservation Letters. Accepted DOI: 10.1111/conl.12214

Genovesi P, Carnevali L, Scalera R (2015). The impact of invasive alien species on native threatened species in Europe. ISPRA, ISSG, Rome. Technical report for the European Commission. Pp. 18.

Menchetti M, Scalera R, Mori E, 2014. First record of a possibly overlooked impact by alien parrots on a bat (Nyctalus leisleri). Hystrix, the Italian Journal of Mammalogy, 25(1) 61-62.

Roy H, Schonrogge K, Dean H, Peyton J, Branquart E, Vanderhoeven S, Copp G, Stebbing P, Kenis M, Rabitsch W, Essl F, Schindler S, Brunel S, Kettunen M, Mazza L, Nieto A, Kemp J, Genovesi P, Scalera R, Stewart A, 2014 Invasive alien species – framework for the identification of invasive alien species of EU concern. Brussels, European Commission, 298pp. (ENV.B.2/ETU/2013/0026)

Pagad S, Genovesi P, Scalera R, 2013. Review of the Impact of Invasive Alien Species on Species protected under the Convention on Migratory Species (CMS). Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (UNEP/CMS). Unpublished report. Pp. 92.

van Ham C, Genovesi P, Scalera R (eds.) 2013. Invasive alien species: the urban dimension, Case studies on strengthening local action in Europe. IUCN European Union Representative Office, Pp. 104.

Scalera R, Genovesi P, Essl F, Rabitsch W, 2012. The impacts of invasive alien species in Europe. EEA Technical report no.16/2012.

Scalera R, De Man D, Klausen B, Dickie L, Genovesi P, 2012. European code of conduct on zoological gardens and aquaria and invasive alien species. Council of Europe, New edition November 2016. Pages 40.

Rabitsch W, Essl F, Genovesi P, Scalera R, 2012. Invasive alien species indicator in Europe: a review of Streamlining European Biodiversity (SEBI) Indicator 10EEA Technical report no.15/2012.

Genovesi P, Carnevali L, Alonzi A, Scalera R, 2012. Alien mammals in Europe: updated numbers and trends, and assessment of the effects on biodiversity. Integrative Zoology, 7: 247–253.

Uludag A, Scalera R, 2011. Challenges, needs and future steps for managing invasive alien species in the Western Balkan Region. Aliens: The Invasive Species Bulletin, 31:60-61

Scalera R, Genovesi P, 2010. Exploring options for an early warning and information system for invasive alien species in Europe. In: Brunel S, Uludag A, Fernandez-Galiano E, Brundu G, 2010. 2nd International Workshop on Invasive Plants in the Mediterranean Type Regions of the World 2010-08-02/06, Trabzon, Turkey. Proceedings. Pag. 92-104

Bouhache M, Scalera R, 2010. Cooperation/inclusion of North African Countries in European early warning system. In: Brunel S, Uludag A, Fernandez-Galiano E, Brundu G, 2010. 2nd International Workshop on Invasive Plants in the Mediterranean Type Regions of the World 2010-08-02/06, Trabzon, Turkey. Proceedings. Pag. 32-33

Scalera R, 2010. How much is Europe spending on invasive alien species? Biological Invasions, 12(1):173-177.

Salsi A, Scalera R, 2010. Opportunities for financing projects on invasive alien species in Europe. Aliens: The Invasive Species Bulletin, 30:64-65.

Genovesi P, Scalera R, S. Brunel, Solarz W, Roy D, 2010. Towards an early warning and information system for invasive alien species (IAS) threatening biodiversity in Europe. European Environment Agency, Tech. report 5/2010. 52 pp.

Shine C, Kettunen M, Genovesi P, Essl F, Gollasch S, Rabitsch W, Scalera R, Starfinger U and ten Brink P 2010. Assessment to support continued development of the EU Strategy to combat invasive alien species. Draft Final Report for the European Commission. Institute for European Environmental Policy (IEEP), Brussels, Belgium.

Vilà M, Basnou C, Pyšek P, et al. (including Scalera R) 2010. How well do we understand the impacts of alien species on ecosystem services? A pan-European cross-taxa assessment. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, 8: 135–144.

Scalera R, 2009 Trachemys scripta (Schoepff), common slider (Emydidae, Reptilia). In: DAISIE (editor) Handbook of Alien Species in Europe. Invading Nature: Springer Series in Invasion Ecology, Springer, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, Pp. 369

Genovesi P, Bacher S, Kobelt M, Pascal M, Scalera R, 2009. Alien mammals of Europe. In: DAISIE (editor) Handbook of Alien Species in Europe. Invading Nature: Springer Series in Invasion Ecology, Springer, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, Pp. 119-129

Vilà M, Basnou C, Gollasch S, Josefsson M, Scalera R, 2009. Hundred of the most invasive alien species in Europe. In: DAISIE (editor) Handbook of Alien Species in Europe. Invading Nature: Springer Series in Invasion Ecology, Springer, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, Pp. 265-268

Scalera R, Adams M.J, Galvan S, 2008. Occurrence of Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis in amphibian populations in Denmark. Herp Review. 39(2):199-200.

Adams M.J, Galvan S, Scalera R, Grieco C, Sindaco R, 2008. Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis in amphibian populations in Italy. Herp Review. 39(3):324-326.

Gherardi F, Bertolino S, Bodon M, Casellato S, Cianfanelli S, Ferraguti M, Lori E, Mura G, Nocita A, Riccardi N, Rossetti G, Rota E, Scalera R, Zerunian S, Tricarico E, 2008. Animal xenodiversity in Italian inland waters: distribution, modes of arrival, and pathways. Biological Invasions. 10:435–454

Scalera R, 2007. An overview of the natural history of non indigenous amphibians and reptiles. In: Gherardi F (editor) Biological Invaders in Inland Waters: Profiles, Distribution and Threats. Invading Nature: Springer Series in Invasion Ecology, Springer, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, Pp. 141–160.

Scalera R, 2007. Virtues and shortcomings of EU legal provisions for managing NIS: Rana catesbeiana and Trachemys scripta elegans as case studies. In: Gherardi F (editor) Biological Invaders in Inland Waters: Profiles, Distribution and Threats. Invading Nature: Springer Series in Invasion Ecology, Springer, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, Pp. 669–678.

Genovesi P, Scalera R, 2007. Toward a black list of invasive alien species entering Europe through trade, and proposed responses. 40 Pp. Convention on the conservation of European wildlife and natural habitats. Standing Committee 27th meeting, Strasbourg, 26-29 November 2007. T-PVS/Inf (2007) 9.

Scalera R, Venchi A, Carafa M, Pellegrini M, Capula M, Bologna MA, 2006. Amphibians and Reptiles of the Majella National Park (Central Italy). Aldovrandia. 2:31-47.

Bombi P, Vignoli L, Scalera R, Bologna M.A, 2005. Food habits of Podarcis filfolensis (Reptilia, Lacertidae) on a small Mediterranean island during the dry season. Amphibia-Reptilia, 26(3): 412-417(6).

Scalera R, 2004. The legal framework for the protection of amphibians and reptiles in Italy: an annotated overview of the provisions at the international, European community, national and regional level. In: M. A. Bologna & S. La Posta (eds.), The conservation status of threatened amphibian and reptile species of the Italian fauna. Ital. J. Zool, 71, Suppl. 1:21-32.

Scalera R, Zaghi D, 2004. Alien species and nature conservation in the EU. The role of the LIFE program. LIFE Focus. European Commission, Bruxelles. Pp.60.

Scalera R, Capula M, Fornasari L, Zava B, Bombi P, Mariottini P, Bologna M.A, 2004. Population structure, genetics and conservation of Maltese wall lizard, Podarcis filfolensis, on Linosa Island (Reptilia, Lacertidae). In: M. A. Bologna & S. La Posta (eds.), The conservation status of threatened amphibian and reptile species of the Italian fauna. Ital. J. Zool, 71, Suppl. 1:153-159.

Carpaneto G, Bologna M.A, Scalera R, 2004. Towards guidelines for monitoring threatened species of amphibians and reptiles in Italy. In: M. A. Bologna & S. La Posta (eds.), The conservation status of threatened amphibian and reptile species of the Italian fauna. Ital. J. Zool, 71, Suppl. 1:175-183.

Scillitani G, Scalera R, Carafa M, Tripepi S, 2004. Conservation and biology of Triturus italicus in Italy (Amphibia, Salamandridae). In: M. A. Bologna & S. La Posta (eds.), The conservation status of threatened amphibian and reptile species of the Italian fauna. Ital. J. Zool, 71, Suppl. 1:45-54.

Scalera R, Angelici F.M, 2003. Rediscovery of the Apennine Hare Lepus corsicanus in Corsica. Boll. Mus. Reg. Sci. Nat. Torino, 20(1):161-166.
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