Bioinvasions and Globalization: Ecology, Economics, Management, and Policy

Bioinvasions and Globalization: Ecology, Economics, Management, and Policy

by Charles Perrings, Hal Mooney, Mark Williamson
     
 

Bioinvasions and Globalization synthesises our current knowledge of the ecology and economics of biological invasions, providing an in-depth evaluation of the science and its implications for managing the causes and consequences of one of the most pressing environmental issues facing humanity today.

Emergent zoonotic diseases such as HIV and SARS have already

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Bioinvasions and Globalization synthesises our current knowledge of the ecology and economics of biological invasions, providing an in-depth evaluation of the science and its implications for managing the causes and consequences of one of the most pressing environmental issues facing humanity today.

Emergent zoonotic diseases such as HIV and SARS have already imposed major costs in terms of human health, whilst plant and animal pathogens have had similar effects on agriculture, forestry, fisheries. The introduction of pests, predators and competitors into many ecosystems has disrupted the benefits they provide to people, in many cases leading to the extirpation or even extinction of native species. This timely book analyzes the main drivers of bioinvasions - the growth of world trade, global transport and travel, habitat conversion and land use intensification, and climate change - and their consequences for ecosystem functioning. It shows how bioinvasions impose disproportionately high costs on countries where a large proportion of people depend heavily on the exploitation of natural resources. It considers the options for improving assessment and management of invasive species risks, and especially for achieving the international cooperation needed to address bioinvasions as a negative externality of international trade.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199560158
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
02/28/2010
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
7.60(w) x 9.70(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1. The problem of biological invasions, Charles Perrings, Harold Mooney & Mark Williamson
Part I - The Drivers of Biological Invasions
2. Climate change and species' distributions: an alien future?, Chris D Thomas & Ralf Ohlemüller
3. Climate and invasive species: the limits to climate information, Mark New & Carol McSweeney
4. Globalization and invasive alien species: trade, pests and pathogens, Charles Perrings, Eli Fenichel & Ann Kinzig
5. Variation in the rate and pattern of spread in introduced species and its implications, Mark Williamson
6. Habitats and land-use as determinants of plant invasions in the temperate zone of Europe, Petr Pyšek, Milan Chytrý & Vojtěch Jarošík
Part II - Economics
7. If invasive species are "pollutants", should polluters pay?, R. David Simpson
8. A model of prevention, detection, and control for invasive species, Stephen Polasky
9. Second best policies in invasive species management: when are they "good enough"?, David Finnoff, Alexei Potapov & Mark A. Lewis
10. Optimal random exploration for trade-related non-indigenous species risk, Michael Springborn, Christopher Costello & Peyton Ferrier
11. The role of space in invasive species management, Julia Touza, Martin Drechsler, Karin Johst & Katharina Dehnen-Schmutz
Part III - Management and Policy
12. The impact of invasive alien species on ecosystem services and human well-being, Liba Pejchar Goldstein and Harold Mooney
13. Current and future consequences of invasion by alien species: A case study from South Africa, B.W. van Wilgen & D.M. Richardson
14. Invasive plants in tropical human dominated landscapes: need for an inclusive management strategy, R. Uma Shaanker, Gladwin Joseph, N. A. Aravind, Ramesh Kannan & K. N. Ganeshaiah
15. Prevention: designing and implementing national policy and management programs to reduce the risks from invasive species, Reuben P. Keller & David M. Lodge
16. Globalization and bioinvasions: the international policy problem, Charles Perrings, Stas Burgiel, Mark Lonsdale, Harold Mooney & Mark Williamson
Appendix 1: Agreement on the Application of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (1995), Articles 1-11
Appendix 2 - International Health Regulations (2005) Articles 2, 5-13
Index

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