The Economics of Biological Invasions

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Invasions of alien organisms beyond their original range is a major threat to human health as well as to biodiversity. The preface, reprinted from 1:97-8, 1999, details the interdisciplinary Global Invasive Species Program built on an earlier scientific synthesis of the problem. A dozen chapters by international contributors present economic analyses of such ecological onslaughts as a step toward developing decision rules for their management; case studies in affected areas (from rabbit calicivirus disease in Australia to invasive species in African lakes), and control programs; and conclusions as to their causes and consequences. Figures and tables summarize bioeconomic data and models. The editors are affiliated with the U. of York, UK. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781840643787
  • Publisher: Elgar, Edward Publishing, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/1/2001
  • Pages: 264
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

List of figures
List of tables
List of contributors
Preface: The Global Invasive Species Program (GISP)
1 Introduction 1
2 Economics factors affecting vulnerability to biological invasions 17
3 Infectious diseases as invasives in human populations 31
4 Risk reduction strategies against the 'explosive invader' 56
5 The economics of an invading species: a theoretical model and case study application 70
6 Weed invasions of Australian farming systems: from ecology to economics 94
7 An introduced disease in an invasive host: the ecology and economics of rabbit calicivirus disease (RCD) in rabbits in Australia 117
8 Invasive species in tropical rain forests: the importance of existence values 138
9 Economics consequences of alien infestation of the Cape Floral Kingdom's Fynbos vegetation 152
10 The impact of invasive species in African lakes 183
11 Economics evaluation in classical biological control 208
12 Conclusions 227
Index 241
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