Invasive Alien Species: A New Synthesis / Edition 3

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Overview

Ecological economics addresses one of the fundamental flaws in conventional economics--its failure to consider biophysical and social reality in its analyses and equations. Ecological Economics: Principles and Applications is an introductory-level textbook that offers a pedagogically complete examination of this dynamic new field.

As a workbook accompanying the text, this volume breaks new ground in applying the principles of ecological economics in a problem- or service-based learning setting. Both the textbook and this workbook are situated within a new interdisciplinary framework that embraces the linkages among economic growth, environmental degradation, and social inequity in an effort to guide policy in a way that respects fundamental human values. The workbook takes the approach a step further in placing ecological economic analysis within a systems perspective, in order to help students identify leverage points by which they can help to affect change. The workbook helps students to develop a practical, operational understanding of the principles and concepts explored in the text through real-world activities, and describes numerous case studies in which students have successfully completed projects.

Ecological Economics: A Workbook for Problem-Based Learning represents an important new resource for undergraduate and graduate environmental studies courses focusing on economics, environmental policy, and environmental problem-solving.

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Table of Contents

1 Invasive alien species : the nature of the problem 1
2 The economics of biological invasions 16
3 Vector science and integrated vector management in bioinvasion ecology : conceptual frameworks 36
4 The ISSG global invasive species database and other aspects of an early warning system 59
5 Characterizing ecological risks of introductions and invasions 84
6 Ecology of invasive plants : state of the art 104
7 Facilitation and synergistic interactions between introduced aquatic species 162
8 Assessing biotic invasions in time and space : the second imperative 179
9 Best practices for the prevention and management of invasive alien species 209
10 Legal and institutional frameworks for invasive alien species 233
11 Human dimensions of invasive alien species 285
12 Invasive species in a changing world : the interactions between global change and invasives 310
13 A global strategy on invasive alien species : synthesis and ten strategic elements 332
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