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

Paperback | January 17, 2010

EditorCharles Perrings, Hal Mooney, Mark Williamson

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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 humanitytoday.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 thebenefits 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 invasivespecies risks, and especially for achieving the international cooperation needed to address bioinvasions as a negative externality of international trade.

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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 humanitytoday.Emergent zoonotic diseases such as HIV...

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...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.07 inPublished:January 17, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199560161

ISBN - 13:9780199560165

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Preface1. Charles Perrings, Harold Mooney and Mark Williamson: The problem of biological invasionsPart I - The Drivers of Biological Invasions2. Chris D Thomas and Ralf Ohlemuller: Climate change and species' distributions: an alien future?3. Mark New and Carol McSweeney: Climate and invasive species: the limits to climate information4. Charles Perrings, Eli Fenichel and Ann Kinzig: Globalization and invasive alien species: trade, pests and pathogens5. Mark Williamson: Variation in the rate and pattern of spread in introduced species and its implications6. Petr Pysek, Milan Chytry and Vojtech Jarosik: Habitats and land-use as determinants of plant invasions in the temperate zone of EuropePart II - Economics7. R. David Simpson: If invasive species are "pollutants", should polluters pay?8. Stephen Polasky: A model of prevention, detection, and control for invasive species9. David Finnoff, Alexei Potapov and Mark A. Lewis: Second best policies in invasive species management: when are they "good enough"?10. Michael Springborn, Christopher Costello and Peyton Ferrier: Optimal random exploration for trade-related non-indigenous species risk11. Julia Touza, Martin Drechsler, Karin Johst and Katharina Dehnen-Schmutz: The role of space in invasive species managementPart III - Management and Policy12. Liba Pejchar Goldstein and Harold Mooney: The impact of invasive alien species on ecosystem services and human well-being13. B.W. van Wilgen and D.M. Richardson: Current and future consequences of invasion by alien species: A case study from South Africa14. R. Uma Shaanker, Gladwin Joseph, N. A. Aravind, Ramesh Kannan and K. N. Ganeshaiah: Invasive plants in tropical human dominated landscapes: need for an inclusive management strategy15. Reuben P. Keller and David M. Lodge: Prevention: designing and implementing national policy and management programs to reduce the risks from invasive species16. Charles Perrings, Stas Burgiel, Mark Lonsdale, Harold Mooney and Mark Williamson: Globalization and bioinvasions: the international policy problemAppendix 1: Agreement on the Application of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (1995), Articles 1-11Appendix 2 - International Health Regulations (2005) Articles 2, 5-13Index