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The Economics of Biological Invasions

Edited By: Charles Perrings, Mark Williamson and Silvana Dalmazzone

249 pages, Figs, tabs

Edward Elgar

Hardback | Aug 2000 | #111342 | ISBN: 1840643781
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NHBS Price: £87.00 $110/€103 approx

About this book

&i;`Once again, Charles Perrings and colleagues have broken new ground by applying economic and ecological analysis to the very real problem of biological invasions. This is path-breaking work in what promises to be a new sub-discipline within environmental economics.'&o; David Pearce, CSERGE, University College, London


Contents

Part 1 Analysis: economic factors affecting vulnerability to biological invasions, Silvana Dalmazzone; infectious diseases as invasives in human populations, Doriana Delfino and Peter J. Simmons; risk reduction strategies against the "explosive invader", Jason F. Shogren; the economics of an invading species - a theoretical model and case study application, Duncan Knowler and Edward B. Barbier; weed invasions of Australian farming systems - from ecology to economics, Andrew R. Watkinson, Robert P. Freckleton and Peter M. Dowling. Part 2 Case studies: an introduced disease in an invasive host - the ecology and economics of rabbit calicivirus in rabbits in Australia, Piran C.L. White and Geraldine Newton-Cross; invasive species in tropical rain forests - the importance of existence values, Jon C. Lovett; economic consequences of alien infestation of the Cape floral kingdom's Fynbos vegetation, Jane Turpie and Barry Heydenrych; the impact of invasive species in African lakes, Victor Kasulo; economic evaluation in classical biological control, Garry Hill and David Greathead; conclusions, Charles Perrings, Mark Williamson and Silvana Dalmazzone.

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