Rocky Mountain Research Station Publications

RMRS Online Publication - Journal Articles, External Publications, and Special Reports
GSD Update: Strategies for understanding and controlling species invasions


Finch, Deborah M., ed. 2013. GSD Update: Strategies for understanding and controlling species invasions. October 2013. Albuquerque, NM: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 9 p.

Invasive species are significant environmental and economic threats to our Nation's and the world's ecosystems and natural resources. They impact wildlife habitat, endanger native species, threaten ecosystem services, damage lakes and rivers, reduce recreational opportunities, affect production of wood products, jeopardize human health and safety and reduce property values. Adverse effects from invasive species can be exacerbated by interactions with fire, native pests, weather events, human actions, and environmental change. Invasive species cause billions of dollars in damage each year. Costs of damage from invasive species worldwide has been estimated to be more than $1.4 trillion per year - 5 percent of the global economy.

Keywords: invasive species, biological control, cheatgrass, mountain pine beetle, nonnative plants


About PDFs: For best results, do not open the PDF in your Web browser. Right-click on the PDF link to download the PDF file directly to your computer. Click here for more PDF help.


Download Article
http://www.fs.fed.us/rm/pubs_other/rmrs_2013_finch_d003.pdf

PDF File Size: 2 MB


Title: RMRS Other Publications: GSD Update: Strategies for understanding and controlling species invasions
Electronic Publish Date: October 22, 2013
Last Update:
October 22, 2013

RMRS Publications | Order a publication | Contact Us