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Management of Nonnative Invasive Species in the Anthropocene

Bhagwat, S. A. (2017). Management of Nonnative Invasive Species in the Anthropocene. In: Elias, Scott A. ed. Reference Module in Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences. Reference Module in Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences, Elsevier.

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Reviewing the discussion on invasive species management in the literatures on nature conservation and environmental geography, this article puts forward an approach to invasive species management fit for the Anthropocene. It suggests that the biosecurity-driven rhetoric on invasive species needs to be discarded in favor of a more pragmatic approach to their management because the direct and indirect costs of invasive species control are high and learning to live with them may well be the best way to manage them. Harvesting invasive species can make space for native nature and transitional markets can play a role in invasive species control.

Item Type: Book Section
Copyright Holders: 2017 Elsevier
ISBN: 0-12-409548-8, 978-0-12-409548-9
Keywords: alien invasive species; biodiversity conservation; biosecurity; environmental conservation; environmental geography; invasive species management; market-based approaches; more-than-human geography; nature conservation; nature–society relationship; nonnative invasive species; novel ecosystems
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Politics, Philosophy, Economics, Development, Geography
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Research Group: International Development & Inclusive Innovation
OpenSpace Research Centre (OSRC)
Item ID: 49991
Depositing User: Shonil Bhagwat
Date Deposited: 07 Jul 2017 15:13
Last Modified: 16 Jan 2018 13:23
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