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Science priorities for reducing the threat of invasive species

Author(s):

E. A. Chornesky
A. M. Bartuska
G. H. Aplet
J. Cummings-Carlson
F. W. Davis
J. Eskow
D. R. Gordon
A. J. Hansen
R. N. Mack
F. J. Rahel
M. A. Shannon
L. A. Wainger
T. B. Wigley

Year:

2005

Publication type:

Scientific Journal (JRNL)

Primary Station(s):

Washington Office

Source:

BioScience 55(4):335-348.

Description

Invasive species pose a major, yet poorly addressed, threat to sustainable forestry. Here we set forth an interdisciplinary science strategy of research, development, and applications to reduce this threat. To spur action by public and private entities that too often are slow, reluctant, or unable to act, we recommend (a) better integrating invasive species into sustainable forestry frameworks such as the Montréal Process and forest certification programs; (b) developing improved cost estimates to inform choices about international trade and pest suppression efforts; and (c) building distributed information systems that deliver information on risks, identification, and response strategies. To enhance the success of prevention and management actions, we recommend (a) advancing technologies for molecular identification, expert systems, and remote sensing; (b) evolving approaches for ecosystem and landscape management; and (c) better anticipating interactions between species invasions and other global change processes.

Citation

Chornesky, E. A.;Bartuska, A. M. ; Aplet, G. H. ; Britton, K. O.; Cummings-Carlson, J.; Davis, F. W.; Eskow, J.; Gordon, D. R.; Gottschalk, K. W.; Haack, R. A.; Hansen, A. J.; Mack, R. N.; Rahel, F. J.; Shannon, M. A.; Wainger, L. A.; Wigley, T. B. 2005. Science priorities for reducing the threat of invasive species. BioScience 55: 335–348

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