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

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Bioinvasions and Globalization synthesizes 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. This graduate level text is aimed at students, professional researchers, and practitioners in the fields of ecology, invasion biology, conservation biology, and the economics of the environment. It will also be of particular relevance and use to the policy and management community.

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Editorial Reviews

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"An excellent volume that should be of interest to a wide audience including any ecologist who worries about whether or not an invasive species poses a real threat. Very readable and referenced."—Bulletin of the British Ecological Society

"As an edited volume, Bioinvasions and Globalization has much to offer the reader, and I strongly recommend it as a useful resource because of the quality of many of its chapters."—Mark A. Davis, Bioscience

"This volume, therefore, will be a valuable resource for ecologists, economists, and policymakers in efforts to fill our 'gaps and inconsistencies' in invasive species management." — Jonathan Bossenbroek, Environmental Sciences, University of Toledo, Oregon, Ohio

"In the face of such inherent challenges (uncertainty and complexity), this book takes a useful step in addressing gaps/inconsistencies in current understanding in science, economics and policy. I hope that specialists in these three areas find time to review this book and capture a few key ideas for improving future research and policy on bioinvasions." — Mark E. Eiswerh, Journal of Natural Resources Policy Research

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199560165
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 2/28/2010
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.70 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Charles Perrings is Professor of Environmental Economics at Arizona State University, where he directs the ecoSERVICES Group within the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. He co-chairs (with Shahid Naeem) the ecoSERVICES core project of DIVERSITAS, the international program of biodiversity science. He is the author of numerous books and scientific papers on the economics of biodiversity change.

Harold Mooney is Professor of Biology at Stanford University. His main research area is in global change biology. He has published widely on invasive species and was the founding chair of the Global Invasive Species Programme. He currently chairs the scientific committee for DIVERSITAS, the international program for research in biological diversity.

Mark Williamson is Professor of Biology (Emeritus) at the University of York. He is a population biologist who founded the department of biology at York in 1963 and who has been involved with biological invasion research since the first SCOPE programme (1982-89).

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Table of Contents

1 The problem of biological invasions Charles Perrings Perrings, Charles Harold Mooney Mooney, Harold Mark Williamson Williamson, Mark 1

2 Climate change and species' distributions : an alien future? Chris D. Thomas Thomas, Chris D. Ralf Ohlemuller Ohlemuller, Ralf 19

3 Climate and invasive species : the limits to climate information Mark New New, Mark Carol McSweeney McSweeney, Carol 30

4 Globalization and invasive alien species : trade, pests, and pathogens Charles Perrings Perrings, Charles Eli Fenichel Fenichel, Eli Ann Kinzig Kinzig, Ann 42

5 Variation in the rate and pattern of spread in introduced species and its implications Mark Williamson Williamson, Mark 56

6 Habitats and land use as determinants of plant invasions in the temperate zone of Europe Petr Pysek Pysek, Petr Milan Chytry Chytry, Milan Vojtech Jarosik Jarosik, Vojtech 66

7 If invasive species are "pollutants", should pollutors pay? R. David Simpson Simpson, R. David 83

8 A model of prevention, detection, and control for invasive species Stephen Polasky Polasky, Stephen 100

9 Second best politics in invasive species management : when are they "good enough"? David Finnoff Finnoff, David Alexei Potapov Potapov, Alexei Mark A. Lewis Lewis, Mark A. 110

10 Optimal random exploration for trade-related nonindigenous species risk Michael Springborn Springborn, Michael Christopher Costello Costello, Christopher Peyton Ferrier Ferrier, Peyton 127

11 The role of space in invasive species management Julia Touza Touza, Julia Martin Dreschler Dreschler, Martin Karin Johst Johst, Karin Katharina Dehnen-Schmutz Dehnen-Schmutz, Katharina 145

12 The impact of invasive alien species onecosystem services and human well-being Liba Pejchar Pejchar, Liba Harold Mooney Mooney, Harold 161

13 Current and future consequences of invasion by alien species : a case study from South Africa B. W. van Wilgen van Wilgen, B. W. D. M. Richardson Richardson, D. M. 183

14 Invasive plants in tropical human-dominated landscapes : need for an inclusive management strategy R. Uma Shaanker Shaanker, R. Uma Gladwin Joseph Joseph, Gladwin N. A. Aravind Aravind, N. A. Ramesh Kannan Kannan, Ramesh K. N. Ganeshaiah Ganeshaiah, K. N. 202

15 Prevention : designing and implementing national policy and management programs to reduce the risks from invasive species Reuben P. Keller Keller, Reuben P. David M. Lodge Lodge, David M. 220

16 Globalization and bioinvasions : the international policy problem Charles Perrings Perrings, Charles Stas Burgiel Burgiel, Stas Mark Lonsdale Lonsdale, Mark Harold Mooney Mooney, Harold Mark Williamson Williamson, Mark 235

App. 1 Agreement on the Application of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (1995), Articles 1-11 251

App. 2 International Health Regulations (2005) Articles 2, 5-13 256

Index 261

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