Thursday, May 02, 2013

The Cost of Invasive Species

It's hard to put a price tag on invasive species. There are many things that need to be taken into consideration when making these estimations and there have been many publications looking at the costs associated with invasive species management. Below is a an incomplete list of sources discussing this further.

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 

The Economics of Invasive Species
Oregon Invasive Species Council

The Cost of Invasives
 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Impacts Resources  Montana State University. Center for Invasive Species Management.

Biological Invasions: A Growing Threat (Summer 1997)  Issues in Science and Technology.  Don C. Schmitz and Daniel Simberloff

Costs of Invasive Species (2001; PDF | 9 KB) Maine Department of Environmental Protection.

Costly Interlopers: Introduced species of animals, plants and microbes cost the U.S. $123 billion a year (Feb 15, 1999) Scientific American.

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

Economic Impact of Invasive Species to Wildlife Services' Cooperators (PDF | 1.24 MB)
USDA. APHIS. 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.
Workshop held Apr 30, 2004

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.

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.

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


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