Invasive Species in a Globalized WorldEcological, Social, and Legal Perspectives on Policy

Invasive Species in a Globalized WorldEcological, Social, and Legal Perspectives on Policy

Reuben P. Keller, Marc W. Cadotte, and Glenn Sandiford

Print publication date: 2015

ISBN: 9780226166049

Publisher: University of Chicago Press


We live in a globalized world in which people and goods are transported across ecosystem boundaries in greater volumes and faster than ever before. One consequence of globalization has been the introduction, establishment, and spread of many thousands of species beyond the ecosystems in which they evolved. Many of these species cause harm, and are referred to as invasive. This sub-set of non-native species is now recognized to be one of the largest global drivers of environmental change, and policy is being developed at local, national and international scales to address the issues. Enacting policies that will successfully reduce the impacts of invasive species requires contributions from economists, ecologists, legal scholars, historians, engineers, and many more. Many experts from these disciplines are working on invasive species, but this work has rarely crossed disciplinary boundaries. This book brings together experts from many disciplines to present multi-disciplinary perspectives on the impacts of invasive species, and how policy can be created and enacted to reduce those impacts.

Table of Contents

Front Matter

Chapter One Working across Disciplines to Understand and Manage Invasive Species

Reuben P. Keller, Marc Cadotte, and Glenn Sandiford

Chapter Four Fish Tales

Glenn Sandiford

Chapter Seven All in the Family

Marc W. Cadotte and Lanna S. Jin

Chapter Nine Evaluating the Economic Costs and Benefits of Slowing the Spread of Emerald Ash Borer

Jonathan Bossenbroek, Audra Croskey, David Finnoff, Louis Iverson, Shana M. McDermott, Anantha Prasad, Charles Sims, and Davis Sydnor

Chapter Ten Climate Change Challenges in the Management of Invasive Sea Lamprey in Lake Superior

James F. Kitchell, Timothy Cline, Val Bennington, and Galen A. McKinley

Chapter Seventeen Final Thoughts: Nature and Human Nature

Glenn Sandiford, Reuben P. Keller, and Marc Cadotte

End Matter