Risk Analysis and Bioeconomics of Invasive Species to Inform Policy and Management

Posted: 27 Oct 2016

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David Lodge

Cornell University - David R. Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future

Paul W. Simonin

University of Notre Dame - Environmental Change Initiative

Stanley W. Burgiel

Government of the United States of America - National Invasive Species Council

Reuben Keller

Loyola University of Chicago - Institute of Environmental Sustainability

Jonathan M. Bossenbroek

University of Toledo - Department of Environmental Sciences and Lake Erie Center

Christopher Jerde

University of Nevada, Reno - Department of Biology

Andrew Kramer

University of Georgia - Odum School of Ecology

Edward Rutherford

Government of the United States of America - Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory

Matthew Barnes

Texas Tech University - Department of Natural Resources Management

Marion Wittmann

University of Nevada, Reno - Department of Biology

W. Chadderton

The Nature Conservancy

Jenny Apriesnig

Colorado State University, Fort Collins - Department of Agriculture and Resource Economics

Dmitry Beletsky

University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Cooperative Institute for Limnology and Ecosystems Research

Roger M. Cooke

Resources for the Future

John Drake

University of Georgia - Odum School of Ecology

Scott Egan

Rice University - Department of BioSciences

David Finnoff

University of Wyoming

Crysta Gantz

University of Notre Dame - Department of Biological Sciences

Erin Grey

Governors State University - Division of Chemistry and Biological Sciences

Michael Hoff

Government of the United States of America - Fish and Aquatic Conservation

Jennifer Howeth

University of Alabama - Department of Biological Sciences

Richard A. Jensen

University of Notre Dame - Department of Economics

Eric Larson

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences (NRES)

Nicholas Mandrak

University of Toronto - Department of Biological Sciences

Doran Mason

Government of the United States of America - Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory

Felix Martinez

Government of the United States of America - National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science

Tammy Newcomb

Government of the State of Michigan - Michigan Department of Natural Resources

John Rothlisberger

Government of the United States of America - US Forest Service

Andrew Tucker

The Nature Conservancy

Travis Warziniack

Government of the United States of America - Rocky Mountain Research Station

Hongyan Zhang

University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Cooperative Institute for Limnology and Ecosystems Research

Date Written: October 2016

Abstract

Risk analysis of species invasions links biology and economics, is increasingly mandated by international and national policies, and enables improved management of invasive species. Biological invasions proceed through a series of transition probabilities (i.e., introduction, establishment, spread, and impact), and each of these presents opportunities for management. Recent research advances have improved estimates of probability and associated uncertainty. Improvements have come from species-specific trait-based risk assessments (of estimates of introduction, establishment, spread, and impact probabilities, especially from pathways of commerce in living organisms), spatially explicit dispersal models (introduction and spread, especially from transportation pathways), and species distribution models (establishment, spread, and impact). Results of these forecasting models combined with improved and cheaper surveillance technologies and practices [e.g., environmental DNA (eDNA), drones, citizen science] enable more efficient management by focusing surveillance, prevention, eradication, and control efforts on the highest-risk species and locations. Bioeconomic models account for the interacting dynamics within and between ecological and economic systems, and allow decision makers to better understand the financial consequences of alternative management strategies. In general, recent research advances demonstrate that prevention is the policy with the greatest long-term net benefit.

Suggested Citation

Lodge, David and Simonin, Paul W. and Burgiel, Stanley W. and Keller, Reuben and Bossenbroek, Jonathan M. and Jerde, Christopher and Kramer, Andrew and Rutherford, Edward and Barnes, Matthew and Wittmann, Marion and Chadderton, W. and Apriesnig, Jenny and Beletsky, Dmitry and Cooke, Roger M. and Drake, John and Egan, Scott and Finnoff, David and Gantz, Crysta and Grey, Erin and Hoff, Michael and Howeth, Jennifer and Jensen, Richard A. and Larson, Eric and Mandrak, Nicholas and Mason, Doran and Martinez, Felix and Newcomb, Tammy and Rothlisberger, John and Tucker, Andrew and Warziniack, Travis and Zhang, Hongyan, Risk Analysis and Bioeconomics of Invasive Species to Inform Policy and Management (October 2016). Annual Review of Environment and Resources, Vol. 41, pp. 453-488, 2016, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2859444 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1146/annurev-environ-110615-085532

David Lodge (Contact Author)

Cornell University - David R. Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future ( email )

200 Rice Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853
United States

Paul W. Simonin

University of Notre Dame - Environmental Change Initiative ( email )

South Bend, IN 46617
United States

Stanley W. Burgiel

Government of the United States of America - National Invasive Species Council ( email )

1849 C Street NW
Mailstop 3530
Washington, DC 20240
United States

Reuben Keller

Loyola University of Chicago - Institute of Environmental Sustainability ( email )

Chicago, IL 60201
United States

Jonathan M. Bossenbroek

University of Toledo - Department of Environmental Sciences and Lake Erie Center ( email )

Toledo, OH 43606
United States

Christopher Jerde

University of Nevada, Reno - Department of Biology ( email )

Reno, NV 89503
United States

Andrew Kramer

University of Georgia - Odum School of Ecology ( email )

Athens, GA
United States

Edward Rutherford

Government of the United States of America - Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory ( email )

Ann Arbor, MI 48108
United States

Matthew Barnes

Texas Tech University - Department of Natural Resources Management ( email )

Lubbock, TX 79409
United States

Marion Wittmann

University of Nevada, Reno - Department of Biology ( email )

Reno, NV 89503
United States

W. Chadderton

The Nature Conservancy ( email )

Arlington, VA 22203-1637
United States

Jenny Apriesnig

Colorado State University, Fort Collins - Department of Agriculture and Resource Economics ( email )

Fort Collins, CO 80523
United States

Dmitry Beletsky

University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Cooperative Institute for Limnology and Ecosystems Research ( email )

Ann Arbor, MI 48108
United States

Roger M. Cooke

Resources for the Future ( email )

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Washington, DC 20036
United States
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John Drake

University of Georgia - Odum School of Ecology ( email )

Athens, GA
United States

Scott Egan

Rice University - Department of BioSciences ( email )

Houston, TX 77005
United States

David Finnoff

University of Wyoming ( email )

1000 E University Ave
Laramie, WY 82071
United States

Crysta Gantz

University of Notre Dame - Department of Biological Sciences ( email )

South Bend, IN
United States

Erin Grey

Governors State University - Division of Chemistry and Biological Sciences ( email )

University Park, IL 604884
United States

Michael Hoff

Government of the United States of America - Fish and Aquatic Conservation ( email )

Bloomington, MN 55437
United States

Jennifer Howeth

University of Alabama - Department of Biological Sciences ( email )

Tuscaloosa, AL 35487
United States

Richard A. Jensen

University of Notre Dame - Department of Economics ( email )

Notre Dame, IN 46556
United States

Eric Larson

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences (NRES) ( email )

United States

Nicholas Mandrak

University of Toronto - Department of Biological Sciences ( email )

Scarborough, Ontario M1C 14A
Canada

Doran Mason

Government of the United States of America - Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory ( email )

Ann Arbor, MI 48108
United States

Felix Martinez

Government of the United States of America - National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science ( email )

Ann Arbor, MI 48108
United States

Tammy Newcomb

Government of the State of Michigan - Michigan Department of Natural Resources ( email )

Lansing, MI 48909
United States

John Rothlisberger

Government of the United States of America - US Forest Service ( email )

1400 Independence Ave., SW
Madison, WI 87109
United States

Andrew Tucker

The Nature Conservancy ( email )

Arlington, VA 22203-1637
United States

Travis Warziniack

Government of the United States of America - Rocky Mountain Research Station ( email )

Albuquerque, NM 87102
United States

Hongyan Zhang

University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Cooperative Institute for Limnology and Ecosystems Research ( email )

Ann Arbor, MI 48108
United States

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