Published Articles and Invasive Species


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Overview of the Political and Economic Issues of Invasives

Biological Invasions: A Growing Threat. Schmitz, Don C. and Daniel Simberloff. Issues in Science and Technology. University of Texas, Dallas, 2007. Accessed June 2, 2014.

A concise overview of the threat of invasive species as well as some of the political difficulties of preventing their spread.

Evaluating Economic Costs of Invasives

Perrings, Charles et al. "Biological Invasion Risks and the Public Good: an Economic Perspective.." Ecology and Society 6.1 (2002): 1-8. Ecology and Society. Web. 4 June 2014.

Pimental, David et al. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment. Economic and Environmental Threats of Alien Plant, Animal, and Microbe Invasions. (PDF)  Volume 84, Issue 1, March 2001. pp. 1–20. Assessed June 3, 2014.

The study documents that economic damages associated with non-indigenous species invasions in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia,South Africa, India, and Brazil total more than US $336 billion per year.

Impacts of Invasive Species on Ecosystem Services. Charles, Heather and Jeffrey S. Dukes. Ecological Studies, Vol. 193. Ed. W. Nentwig. Heidelberg:  Springer-Verlag Berlin. 2007. pp. 217-237.

In assessing the ecomonic impacts of invasive species, most work has addressed a limited number of ecosystem services, namely, those with direct market valuation. This study begins to link broader costs associated with the impact of invasives on a wider variety of ecological and social parameters.

Perrings, C., Williamson, M., Barbier, E., Delfino, D., Dalmazzone, S., Shogren, J., Simmons, P., and Watkinson, A. (2002). Biological invasion risks and the public good: An economic perspective. Conservation Ecology 6(1), 1. Available on the World Wide Web: http://www.consecol.org/vol6/iss1/art1.

Economic Dimensions of Invasive Species (Jun 2003)Choices Magazine.

Economic Impact of Invasive Species to Wildlife Services' Cooperators (PDF | 1.24 MB)USDAAPHIS. Wildlife Services. David L. Bergman, Monte D. Chandler, and Adrienne Locklear. Proceedings of the Third National Wildlife Research Center Special Symposium: Human Conflicts with Wildlife: Economic Considerations; Aug 1-3, 2000; Fort Collins, Colorado.

Economic Issues of Invasive Pests and Diseases and Food Safety (Dec 2002; PDF | 222 KB)University of Florida. Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences.

Economics of Biological Invasions. International Council for Science. Scientific Committee on Problems of the Environment.

Economics of Detection and Control of Invasive Species: Workshop Highlights (Sep 2004; PDF | 238 KB)North Dakota State University. Center for Agricultural Policy and Trade Studies. 

Environmental and Economic Costs of Nonindigenous Species in the United States (Jan 2000; PDF | 222 KB). BioScience. 50(1): 53-65. David Pimentel, Lori Lach, Rodolfo Zuniga, and Doug Morrison

Environmental and Economic Costs Associated with Non-indigenous Species in the United States (Jun 19, 1999). Cornell University. Agriculture and Life Sciences. David Pimentel, Lori Lach, Rodolfo Zuniga, and Doug Morrison

Harmful Non-Native Species: Issues for Congress (Apr 8, 1999)National Council for Science and the Environment. Congressional Research Service Issue Brief for Congress

Impacts of Introduced Species in the United States (1996)United States Global Change Research Information Office. Daniel Simberloff, CONSEQUENCES: Volume 2, Number 2

Invasive Exotic Animals Costing U.S. Billions of Dollars (Feb 2, 2010). Mother Nature Network.
The Washington Post reports (Tough choices follow in wake of invasive species - Jan 21, 2010) that invasive exotic species such as, Asian carps, cause environmental losses and damages of nearly $120 billion a year.

Invasive Species: Federal and Selected State Funding to Address Harmful, Nonnative Species (Aug 24, 2000)U.S. Government Accountability Office. Report to Congressional Committees; RCED-00-219. Note: See other GAO reports related to invasive species

Invasive Species: More Aggressive Import Screening is Cost-effective, Says Study (Dec 21, 2006; PDF | 524 KB)Environment and Energy Publishing. Land Letter: The Natural Resources Weekly Report. Keller, Reuben P., David M. Lodge, and David C. Finnoff. 2007. Risk assessment for invasive species produces net bioeconomic benefits.Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences104(1):203-207. (Abstract) (USDA access through DigiTop)

Paying for Protection from Invasive Species (Fall 2002)Issues in Science and Technology. International Center for Technology Assessment. Peter T. Jenkins.

Program of Research on the Economics of Invasive Species Management (PREISM) (webarchive). USDA. Economic Research Service.

Program of Research on the Economics of Invasive Species Management: Fiscal 2003-2011 Activities (May 2011)USDA. Economic Research Service.Administrative Publication No. AP-056. This report details the objectives and activities of PREISM and reports important accomplishments for fiscal years 2003-2011. Included are descriptions of the extramural research program and all funded projects, and a list of project outputs.

The Economics of Terrestrial Invasive Species: A Review of the Literature (Apr 2006; PDF | 261 KB)Agricultural and Resource Economics Review.

Update on the environmental and economic costs associated with alien-invasive species in the United States (2005). Ecological Economics. 52:273-88. David Pimentel, Rodolfo Zuniga, and Doug Morrison.

Stepping Stones for Biological Invasion: A Bioeconomic Model of Transferable Risk. Environ Resource Econ (2011) 50:605–627. Travis Warziniack, David Finnoff, Jonathan Bossenbroek, Jason F. Shogren, and David Lodge. DOI 10.1007/s10640-011-9485-7.