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

Charles Perrings, Harold Mooney, and 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 imposed major costs in terms of human health, whilst plant and animal pathogens have had similar effects on agriculture, forestry, and fisheries. The introduction of pests, predators, and competitors into many ecosystems has ... More

Keywords: bioinvasions, globalization, biological invasions, zoonotic diseases, HIV, SARS, human health, animal pathogens, agriculture, forestry

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Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780199560158
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199560158.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Charles Perrings, editor
ecoSERVICES Group, Arizona State University, USA

Harold Mooney, editor
Department of Biological Sciences, Stanford University, USA

Mark Williamson, editor
Department of Biology, University of York, UK

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Chapter 1 The Problem of Biological Invasions

Charles Perrings, Harold Mooney, and Mark Williamson

Part I The Drivers of Biological Invasions

Part II Economics

Chapter 10 Optimal Random Exploration for Trade‐related Nonindigenous Species Risk

Michael Springborn, Christopher Costello, and Peyton Ferrier

Chapter 11 The Role of Space in Invasive Species Management

Julia Touza, Martin Drechsler, Karin Johst, and Katharina Dehnen-Schmutz

Part III Management and Policy

Chapter 14 Invasive Plants in Tropical Human‐Dominated Landscapes: Need for an Inclusive Management Strategy

R. Uma Shaanker, Gladwin Joseph, N.A. Aravind, Ramesh Kannan, and K.N. Ganeshaiah

Chapter 16 Globalization and Bioinvasions: The International Policy Problem

Charles Perrings, Stas Burgiel, Mark Lonsdale, Harold Mooney, and Mark Williamson