2005 PREISM Workshop

Program of Research on the Economics of Invasive Species Management
October 20-21, 2005        Washington D.C.

This conference, a collaboration of Farm Foundation and USDA’s Economic Research Service (ERS), reviewed the progress of research projects funded from the ERS’s  Program of Research on Invasive Species Management (PREISM).  It also was an opportunity for participants to share ideas for strengthening those projects, and set an agenda for future action. This research is expected to produce useful tools for producers, policy makers and program decision makers, with special emphasis on border security and inspection protocols. Presentations are linked within the program below.

Mary Bohman, Resource and Rural Economics Division, ERS
Steve A. Halbrook, Farm Foundation
Keynote Speech —  John Mumford, Imperial College London, Consistent Frameworks for Evolving Biosecurity Decisions
Research Presentations I
 Bruce Maxwell, Montana State University – Developing and Integrating Tools for Assessing the Impacts of Invasive Plants for Prioritization of Management on Federal Lands
 Barry Goodwin and Nick Piggott, North Carolina State University – Spatio-Temporal Models of Asian Citrus Canker Risks: Implications for Indemnification Funds and Insurance Contracts
 Richard Horan, Michigan State University – Economics of Managing Infectious Wildlife Disease When Livestock Are at Risk
 Lisa Wainger, University of Maryland – Comparing Cost, Risk and Benefit Tradeoffs under Uncertainty: Cheatgrass Case Study
Discussants: Sabrina Lovell, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; Terry Hurley, University of Minnesota
Luncheon Speaker:  Alan Burdick, Senior Editor, Discover Magazine, Why Not Love Aliens? What Invasive Species Can Tell Us about How Nature Does — and Doesn’t — Work
Research Presentations II
 Lars Olson, University of Maryland – International Trade and the Economics of Invasive Species Prevention and Control
 James J. Opaluch, University of Rhode Island – A Risk-Based Approach to Managing Intentional Introduction of Non-Native Species
 John Tschirhart, University of Wyoming – Comparing Modeling Approaches for Invasive Species Management
 James N. Sanchirico, Resources for the Future – Spatial Management of Invasive Alien Species: An Application to Cheatgrass Management in the Great Basin
Discussants: Linda Fernandez, University of California, Riverside; Carissa Marasas, APHIS-USDA
Research Presentations III
 Philip Paarlberg, Purdue University – Economic Impacts of Foreign Animal Disease
 Munisamy Gopinath, Oregon State University – State Noxious Weed Seed Regulations: Economic or Scientific Decisions?
 Daniel A. Sumner, University of California, Davis – Weather Shocks and Pest Policy: Hurricanes and Citrus Canker
Discussants: Jennifer L. Grannis, APHIS-USDA; Rhonda Skaggs, New Mexico State University
October 21, 2005
Research Presentations IV
 L. Joe Moffitt, University of Massachusetts at Amherst – Robust Inspection for Invasive Species with a Limited Budget
Amit Batabyal, Rochester Institute of Technology – On Economic Cost Minimization Versus Biological Invasion Damage Control
 Thomas I. Wahl, Washington State University – Dynamic Effects of Alternative Invasive Species Policies on Livestock and Perennial Fruit Production
Brooks Kaiser, Gettysburg College and James Roumasset, University of Hawaii – Avoiding and Catching Brown Tree Snakes in Hawaii
Discussants: Lori Lynch, University of Maryland; David Simpson, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Workshop Wrap-up
Wiktor Adamowicz, University of Alberta
Robert Griffin, APHIS, U.S. Department of Agriculture
John Mumford, Imperial College London
Wesley Musser, University of Maryland
Douglas Neumann, U.S. Department of State
James Schaub, ORACBA, U.S. Department of Agriculture

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