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Bioinvasions and GlobalizationEcology, Economics, Management, and Policy$
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Charles Perrings, Harold Mooney, and Mark Williamson

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780199560158

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199560158.001.0001

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The Role of Space in Invasive Species Management

The Role of Space in Invasive Species Management

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(p.145) Chapter 11 The Role of Space in Invasive Species Management
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Bioinvasions and Globalization
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Julia Touza

Martin Drechsler

Karin Johst

Katharina Dehnen-Schmutz

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199560158.003.0011

This chapter focuses on the spatial characteristics of invasive species management. Specifically, it looks at control of the spread of a species introduced to an area. It begins with a review of the emerging literature on the spatial economics of invasive species. The studies are reviewed in terms of their use of space: the inclusion of local heterogeneity and the analysis of a network of areas (i.e., two-patches versus multiple-patches). It is shown that most of the studies either focus on heterogeneity in simple landscapes with two patches, or on complex landscapes with multiple areas but ignoring spatial heterogeneity. The chapter develops a simple model to explore the role of spatial heterogeneity in invasive species management in a landscape with multiple areas. A final section recapitulates the main points and offers conclusions.

Keywords:   invasive species, biological invasions, invasive species management, spatial economics

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