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Research on Invasive Species Management 2004

Review and Workshop
Program of Research on the
Economics of Invasive Species Management

Washington , DC August 19-20, 2004

This workshop reviewed the progress of research funded by the Economic Research Service's Program of Reseach on the Economics of Invasive Species Management. Participants provided ideas for strengthening those projects and set an agenda for future action. Many of the research issues were identified in a May 2003 workshop on the economic issues of invasive species in agriculture. Both workshops were a collaboration of USDA's Economic Research Service and Farm Foundation. A  Summary of the 2004 Workshop is available.

August 19, 2004
Opening remarks
Utpal Vasavada, Resource Economics Division, ERS
Neilson Conklin, Market and Trade Economics Division, ERS
Walter J. Armbruster, Farm Foundation

Keynote Address
 Globalization and Invasive Species: Economic Insights from Theoretical Ecology
Charles Perrings, University of York, York, England

Policy/Impacts, Session I
Moderator: George Frisvold, University of Arizona

 Biology and Economics of Invasive Species: Spatial and Temporal Interactions
Colin Carter, University of California-Davis
Feasibility of Indemnifications and Checkoff-Funded Programs To Manage Invasive Species Risks in Agriculture

Nick Piggott , North Carolina State University

Randomly Introduced Biological Invasions: The Economics of Prevention and Control
Lars Olson, University of Maryland

Ramanan Laxminarayan
, Resources for the Future
Clare Narrod, ORACBA/USDA

Policy/Impacts, Session II
Moderator: Lynn Garrett, APHIS/USDA

 Comparing Cost, Risk and Benefit Tradeoffs Under Uncertainty: Cheatgrass Case Study
Lisa Wainger, University of Maryland

 Design of Systems Approaches to Invasive Pest Management
Everett Peterson, Virginia Tech

 Assurance Bonds as a Tool To Manage Risks Associated With Intentional Releases of Exotic Species
Michael Thomas, Florida A&M University

 Estimating Supply, Demand, Import and Export Elasticities for Horticultural Crops
Gary Thompson, University of Arizona

Rachael Goodhue, University of California-Davis
Chris Klocek, APHIS/USDA

Moderator: Ann Seitzinger, APHIS/USDA

 Economics of Managing Infectious Wildlife Disease When Livestock Are at Risk
Rick Horan, Michigan State University

Intergrating Prevention and Control of Invasive Species: Lessons from Hawaii
Brooks Kaiser, Gettysburg College, and Jim Roumasset, University of Hawaii
 Intergrating Economics and Biology for Bioeconomic Risk Assessment/Management of Invasive Species in Agriculture
Jason Shogren, University of Wyoming

Andrew Solow, Woods Hole

Friday, August 20, 2004

Moderator: Linda Langner , USFS/USDA

 Commodity Programs, Distorted Markets, and Economic Consequences of Invasive Species Policies
Albert Acquaye and Hyunok Lee, University of California-Davis

 Tradeoffs and Resource Allocation Effects for Alternative Invasive Species Management Policies
Thomas Wahl, Washington State University

 Modeling the Effects of Invasive Species on the International Trade of Forest Products
Joseph Buongiorno, University of Wisconsin

 Controlling Exotic Species Introductions: Trade-Related Policies and Exposure
Chris Costello, University of California-Santa Barbara

Tom Holmes, USFS/USDA
Cal Turvey , Rutgers University

Wrapup Panel
Moderator: Kitty Smith , Resource Economics Division, ERS
George Frisvold, University of Arizona
Bill Wallace, PPD, APHIS/USDA
Charles Perrings, University of York
David Orden, International Food Policy Research Institute

Review information from the 2003 Workshop 






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