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Charles Perrings, Harold Mooney, and Mark Williamson

From ecoSERVICES Group and University of Vigo Bioinvasions and Globalization Ecology, Economics, Management, and Policy Edited by Charles Perrings, Harold Mooney, and Mark Williamson Bioinvasions and Globalization synthesises our current knowledge of the ecology and economics of biological invasions, providing an in-depth evaluation of the science and its implications for managing the causes and consequences of one of the most pressing environmental issues facing humanity today.

Emergent zoonotic diseases such as HIV and SARS have already imposed major costs in terms of human health, whilst plant and animal pathogens have had similar effects on agriculture, forestry, fisheries. The introduction of pests, predators and competitors into many ecosystems has disrupted the benefits they provide to people, in many cases leading to the extirpation or even extinction of native species. This timely book analyzes the main drivers of bioinvasions - the growth of world trade, global transport and travel, habitat conversion and land use intensification, and climate change - and their consequences for ecosystem functioning.

It shows how bioinvasions impose disproportionately high costs on countries where a large proportion of people depend heavily on the exploitation of natural resources. It considers the options for improving assessment and management of invasive species risks, and especially for achieving the international cooperation needed to address bioinvasions as a negative externality of international trade.

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From FEEM. Valuing biodiversity in rice cultivation: a choice experiment approach developed within the EXIOPOL project by Chiara Travisi Abstract: This paper explores the use of a reallocation of the existing public budget scheme as the payment vehicle in a valuation exercise aiming to elicit public preferences for protecting biodiversity services in rural areas, with special focus on intensive rice cultivation in Italy.

Using Choice Experiment, the study explored public preferences for alternative rice cultivation practices leading to higher levels of several biodiversity services: birds species protection, reduced presence of mosquitoes, conversion of cultivated areas into natural and the related landscape amelioration.

The survey took place in the Province of Milan, Italy, via in-person interviews to a sample of respondents in early According to the results, there are several interesting points that can be set. Firstly, all the attributes are statistically significant. In terms of biodiversity services this signals that respondents are able to understand the relationship between the proposed changes in rice cultivation practices and what this would bring in terms of enhancing both biodiversity as such i.

In principle, we might suppose to observe different WTP values for a different indicator of species diversity. These estimates all call attention to the feasibility of implementing an agri-environmental policy aimed at protecting biodiversity services in the future. More importantly, there are further implications about enhancing the applicability of biodiversity protection policies when we consider the results obtained for different biodiversity services.


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For example, the highest value attached to mosquitoes reduction would imply, for policy makers, that stressing more direct-use anthropocentric-related benefits in the biodiversity policies may encourage greater support from people with different environmental attitudes. It also represents a challenge for the environmental community, requiring not only a new approach to policy-making but also changes to existing policies and their implementation. This essential book presents a diverse set of perspectives and experiences on how to support sustainable development through the integration of environmental issues into various policy sectors.

The authors examine existing research on environmental policy integration EPI at three levels of policy-making: the national level, in relation to both strategic and sectoral decision-making; the regional level, where both supra-national and sub-national regional entities are discussed; and the local level, where strategies available to municipalities or individuals for furthering environmental policy integration are presented.

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New and innovative approaches to the study of EPI at these levels of governance are also proposed. They also demonstrate how the effectiveness of EPI depends on factors such as national, legal and administrative structures and culture, the stage of the policy cycle to which EPI measures are applied, and the level of integration among various modes of governance and instruments.

From Norwegian University of Science and Technology. The conflicting mangement fo wild Atlantic salmon and escaped farmed salmon'. Research problems: Farmed escapees has become the biggest challenge. Potentially threat wild salmon: Ecological effects, interbreeding adn lice. Economic effects; harvesting values, wild stock values and competing use of areas. A study of the Nordic sheep farming system'.

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Bioinvasions and Globalization: Ecology, Economics, Management, and Policy Charles Perrings, Harold Mooney, and Mark Williamson Abstract Bioinvasions and Globalization synthesises our current knowledge of the ecology and economics of biological invasions, providing an in-depth evaluation of the science and its implications for managing the causes and consequences of one of the most pressing environmental issues facing humanity today. More Bioinvasions and Globalization synthesises our current knowledge of the ecology and economics of biological invasions, providing an in-depth evaluation of the science and its implications for managing the causes and consequences of one of the most pressing environmental issues facing humanity today.

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