2007 PREISM Workshop

Program of Research on the Economics of Invasive Species Management
A workshop sponsored by Farm Foundation and USDA Economic Research Service
October 18-19, 2007,  Washington D.C

The 2007 Program of Research on the Economics of Invasive Species Management (PREISM) workshop continued discussions and information exchanges on economic issues associated with agricultural invasive species.

In 2003, ERS established PREISM, a competitive awards program to address economic issues associated with invasive species management.  Since 2004, ERS and the Farm Foundation have annually sponsored a forum for dialogue on economic issues associated with agricultural invasive species. These workshops are designed to highlight the progress of previous PREISM awardees, offer feedback to workshop presenters, and share information on research results and PREISM with the broader invasive species community.More than 70 people attended the 2007 workshop representing a variety of government agencies, universities, and private organizations.

Workshop participants identified emerging issues in invasive species management and potential PREISM funding opportunities. These include: revising international standards and import regulations for fruits and vegetables and for plants for planting; quantifying the value of invasive species prevention; identifying financing mechanisms for invasive species prevention and management; expanding the scope of PREISM to include aquaculture; broadening PREISM to include genetically-modified organisms, bioterrorism agents, and the potential impact of plant species being promoted as bio-fuels feedstock; encouraging more work on dynamic approaches to analyzing pest and disease outbreaks, including uncertainty in the analyses; educating the public about and assessing consumer reaction to invasions; and the impact of invasive species on non-market.

Workshop Program
Session 1
Review of PREISM
Janet Perry, ERS

Keynote Speech: Biological Invasions and Public Policy
David M. Lodge, University of Notre Dame

Research Presentations I

A Risk-Based Approach to Managing the Intentional Introduction of Non-Native Species
Jim Opaluch, University of Rhode Island

Invasive Species in Space and Time: How What We Don’t Know Matters
Brooks A. Kaiser, Gettysburg College

Modeling of Avian Influenza Mitigation Policies within the Poultry Sector: Backyard Opertions
Levan Elbakidze, Texas A & M University

Discussant: Donna J. Lee, ENTRIX Consultants, Inc.

Luncheon Speech:
Invasive Species and Environmental Harm
Mark Sagoff, University of Maryland

Research Presentations II

Evaluating the Economic Costs and Benefits of Slowing the Spread of the Emerald Ash Borer in Ohio and Michigan
Jon Bossenbroek, University of Toledo

Insect Derivatives: Managing Invasive Species Risk with Financial Instruments
Timothy Richards, Arizona State University

Optimal Strategies for Detecting Invasive Pests in a Forest Landscape
Frances Homans, University of Minnesota

Economic Effects of Mitigating Apple Maggot Spread
Thomas Wahl, Washington State University

Discussant: Carol McAusland, University of Maryland

Research Presentations III
Developing a Landscape-Level Decision Support System for Invasive Weed Species Management
Woodam Chung, University of Montana

Determinants and Welfare Implications of Noxious Weed Regulations
Munisamy Gopinath, Oregon State University

A Decision Model for Controlling Buffelgrass
George Frisvold, University of Arizona

Discussant: Tom Holmes, Forest Service, USDA

Research Presentations IV

Managing Invasive Species Risks: A Case Study of Mad Cow/Variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease
Joe Aldy, Resources for the Future

Bioeconomics of Managing Multi-Host Diseases
Chris Wolf, Michigan State University

Value of Animal Traceability Systems in Managing Contagious Animal Diseases
Dustin Pendell, Colorado State University

Impacts of Invasive Species on International Livestock Trade
Thomas L. Marsh and Evgeniy Perevodchikov, Washington State University

Discussant: David R. Just, Cornell University

Emerging Issues in Invasive Species Management
Matt Royer, USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

Workshop Rapporteur
David Orden, International Food Policy Research Institute, Virginia Tech


Share This Project