NCEAS Project 12031

Economic impacts of non-native forest pests and pathogens in North America (TNC)

  • Juliann E. Aukema
  • Stephanie E. Hampton
  • O. J. Reichman

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ActivityDatesFurther Information
Working Group4th—8th June 2007Participant List  
Working Group27th—30th November 2007Participant List  
Graduate Student21st July 2008—30th June 2009Participant List  
Working Group29th July—1st August 2008Participant List  
Working Group23rd—27th March 2009Participant List  
Working Group29th November—3rd December 2010Participant List  

Abstract
The ecological effects of many non-native forest pests and pathogens in North America have been well documented. The economic costs of these effects, however, have not been estimated credibly. NCEAS will synthesize ecological data on forest invaders and conduct complementary economic analyses. This will allow us to inform decisions regarding alternative strategies for controlling forest invaders. The project will examine the extent to which current knowledge allows credible prediction of the effects of emerging pests and pathogens. We also will investigate the economic impacts of non-native forest insects and diseases on ecosystem services provided by forests. Integration of ecological and economic data will lead to development of least cost / greatest benefit approaches that can be implemented by practitioners.

TypeProducts of NCEAS Research
Presentations Aukema, Juliann E. 2007. Impacts of non-native forest pests and pathogens: Using economic analyses to inform policy responses. Society for Conservation Biology Annual Meeting, 3 July 2007. Port Elizabeth, South Africa.
Presentations Aukema, Juliann E.; McCullough, Deborah G.; Leung, Brian; Holmes, Thomas P.; Von Holle, Betsy; Kovacs, Kent F.; Liebhold, Andrew M.; Chivers, Corey; Haight, Robert G.; Britton, Kerry O.; Englin, Jeffrey E.; Frankel, Susan. 2010. Forest pest invasions: Trends and impacts. 24th International Congress for Conservation Biology. Alberta, Canada.
Journal Article Aukema, Juliann E.; McCullough, Deborah G.; Von Holle, Betsy; Liebhold, Andrew M.; Britton, Kerry O.; Frankel, Susan. 2010. Historical accumulation of nonindigenous forest pests in the continental United States. BioScience. Vol: 60. Pages 886-897. (Online version)
Journal Article Aukema, Juliann E.; Leung, Brian; Kovacs, Kent F.; Chivers, Corey; Britton, Kerry O.; Englin, Jeffrey E.; Frankel, Susan; Haight, Robert G.; Holmes, Thomas P.; Liebhold, Andrew M.; McCullough, Deborah G.; Von Holle, Betsy. 2011. Economic impacts of non-native forest insects in the continental United States. PLoS ONE. Vol: 6(9). Pages e24587-e24587. (Online version)
Presentations Haight, Robert G. 2009. Assessing the potential economic cost of emerald ash borer damage in the U.S.. 20th USDA Interagency Research Forum on Invasive Species, 14 January 2009. Annapolis, MD.
Presentations Haight, Robert G. 2009. Cost of potential emerald ash borer damage in U.S. communities, 2009-2019. Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences National Meeting, 11-14 October 2009. San Diego, CA.
Presentations Haight, Robert G.; Kovacs, Kent F.; Liebhold, Andrew M.; McCullough, Deborah G. 2009. Economic assessment of potential emerald ash borer damage in urban areas in the United States. 20th U.S. Department of Agriculture Interagency Research Forum on Invasive Species. Pages 32-33.
Presentations Haight, Robert G. 2011. Protecting forest health: Operations research models for invasive species management. 14th Symposium for Systems Analysis in Forest Resources. Maitencillo, Chile.
Book Chapter Holmes, Thomas P.; Aukema, Juliann E.; Von Holle, Betsy; Liebhold, Andrew M.; Sills, Erin. 2009. Economic impacts of invasive species in forests: Past, present, and future. Edited by R.S. Ostfeld; W.H. Schlesinger The Year in Ecology and Conservation Biology, 2009. Vol: 1162. New York Academy of Sciences. Pages 18 - 38.
Presentations Holmes, Thomas P. 2009. Re-thinking the economics of forest invasive species. 20th USDA Interagency Research Forum on Invasive Species, 14 January 2009. Annapolis, MD.
Journal Article Holmes, Thomas P.; Liebhold, Andrew M.; Kovacs, Kent F.; Von Holle, Betsy. 2010. A spatial-dynamic value transfer model of economic losses from a biological invasion. Ecological Economics. Vol: 70(1). Pages 86-95. (Online version)
Journal Article Holmes, Thomas P. 2010. Confronting challenges to economic analysis of biological invasions in forests. New Zealand Journal of Forestry Science. Vol: 40(OECD Workshop Supplement). Pages S105-S116.
Journal Article Holmes, Thomas P.; Murphy, Elizabeth A.; Bell, Kathleen P.; Royle, Denise D. 2010. Property value impacts of Hemlock Woolly Adelgid in residential forests. Forest Science. Vol: 56(6). Pages 529-540.
Book Chapter Holmes, Thomas P.; Aukema, Juliann E.; Englin, Jeffrey E.; Haight, Robert G.; Leung, Brian; Kovacs, Kent F. In press. Economic analysis of biological invasions in forests. Edited by Kant, S.; Alavalapati, J. Handbook of Forest Resource Economics. Earthscan. Oxford, UK.
Presentations Kovacs, Kent F. 2009. The dynamic response of housing values to a forest invasive species: Evidence from a sudden oak death infestation. Sudden Oak Death Fourth Science Symposium, 15 June 2009. Santa Cruz, CA.
Presentations Kovacs, Kent F. 2009. The dynamic response of housing values to a forest invasive species: Evidence from a sudden oak death infestation. The Agricultural and Applied Economics Conference, Association of Environmental and Resource Economists Track, 27 July 2009. Milwaukee, WI.
Presentations Kovacs, Kent F. 2009. The SOD facts of life: Property value damage from sudden oak death in Marin County, CA. 20th USDA Interagency Research Forum on Invasive Species, 14 January 2009. Annapolis, MD.
Journal Article Kovacs, Kent F.; Haight, Robert G.; McCullough, Deborah G.; Mercader, Rodrigo J.; Siegert, Nathan W.; Liebhold, Andrew M. 2010. Cost of potential emerald ash borer damage in U.S. communities, 2009-2019. Ecological Economics. Vol: 69(3). Pages 569-578.
Presentations Kovacs, Kent F. 2010. The influence of satellite populations of emerald ash borer on the cost of damage in U.S. communities, 2010-2020. Minnesota-Wisconsin Invasive Species Conference. St., Paul, MN.
Journal Article Kovacs, Kent F.; Vaclavik, Tomas; Haight, Robert G.; Pang, Arwin; Cunniffe, Nik J.; Gilligan, Chris; Meentemeyer, Ross K. 2011. Predicting the economic costs and property value losses attributed to sudden oak death damage in California (2010-2020). Journal of Environmental Management. Vol: 92(4). Pages 1292-1302. (Online version)
Journal Article Kovacs, Kent F.; Holmes, Thomas P.; Englin, Jeffrey E.; Alexander, Janice. 2011. The dynamic response of housing values to a forest invasive disease: Evidence from a sudden oak death infestation. Environmental and Resource Economics. Vol: 49(3). Pages 445-471.
Journal Article Kovacs, Kent F.; Mercader, Rodrigo J.; Haight, Robert G.; Siegert, Nathan W.; McCullough, Deborah G.; Liebhold, Andrew M. 2011. The influence of satellite populations of emerald ash borer on projected economic costs in U.S. communities, 2010-2020. Journal of Environmental Management. Vol: 92(9). Pages 2170-2181. (Online version)
Journal Article Kovacs, Kent F.; Haight, Robert G.; Mercader, Rodrigo J.; McCullough, Deborah G. 2013. A bioeconomic analysis of an emerald ash borer invasion of an urban forest with multiple jurisdictions. Resource and Energy Economics. Pages 1-20. (Online version)
Presentations Leibold, Mathew A. 2010. Spatial and temporal patterns of alien forest insect invasions . Appalachian Laboratory, University of Maryland. Frostburg, MD.
Presentations Liebhold, Andrew M. 2008. Applying knowledge of forest insect population biology o develop strategies to manage invasions. 18th Tree Protection Cooperative Programme / Center of Excellence in Tree Health Biotechnology Annual Meeting, 13 May 2008. Pretoria, South Africa.
Presentations Liebhold, Andrew M. 2008. Overview of strategies for managing the onslaught of pest invasions. Invasive Non-native Forest Pest Conference, 30 October 2008. Ithaca, NY.
Presentations Liebhold, Andrew M. 2008. The onslaught of non-indigenous forest insects and pathogens and their consequences. Annual Northeastern Ecosystem Research Cooperative, 12-13 November 2008. Durham, NH.
Presentations Liebhold, Andrew M. 2009. Current trends in destructive insect and disease invasion of North America . National Joint Meeting of American Society of Agronomy. Pittsburgh, PA.
Presentations Liebhold, Andrew M. 2009. Interesting spatial and temporal trends of historical forest pest invasion in the US . Annual Gypsy Moth Review. Minneapolis, MN.
Presentations Liebhold, Andrew M. 2009. Spatial analysis of non-indigenous forest insect pest species richness across the continental United States . 2009 Annual Meeting Entomological Society America. Indianapolis, IN.
Presentations Liebhold, Andrew M. 2009. Summary results of the assessment of the economic impacts of invading forest insects and diseases . Annual Gypsy Moth Review. Minneapolis, MN.
Presentations Liebhold, Andrew M. 2010. Dave Wood's forest entomology: From the glory days of timber to the tragedy of invasive species . 58th Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of America. San Diego, CA.
Presentations Liebhold, Andrew M. 2010. Estimating the economic impact of alien forest insects in the USA . XXIII IUFRO World Congress. Seoul, Korea.
Presentations Liebhold, Andrew M. 2010. Introductions and pathways in the northeast. 6th Annual Continental Dialogue on Non-Native Forest Insects and Diseases. Waltham, Massachusetts.
Presentations Liebhold, Andrew M. 2010. Non-native forest insects in the US: Patterns and impacts . SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry. Syracuse, NY.
Presentations Liebhold, Andrew M. 2010. Quantitative approaches to selection of strategies for managing non-native species . 26th Annual Meeting of the Society of Population Ecology. Yokohama, Japan.
Presentations Liebhold, Andrew M.; McCullough, Deborah G.; Blackburn, Laura M.; Britton, Kerry O.; Frankel, Susan; Von Holle, Betsy; Aukema, Juliann E. 2010. Spatial and temporal patterns of forest insect ad disease invasions in the USA. POPULATION DYNAMICS, BIOLOGICAL CONTROL, AND INTEGRATED MANAGEMENT OF FOREST INSECTS meeting. Eberswalde, Germany.
Presentations Liebhold, Andrew M. 2011. Global invasive species pathways. Pennsylvania DCNR Bureau of Forestry Winter Meeting 2011. State College, PA.
Presentations Liebhold, Andrew M. 2011. Insights from historical pest establishments. USDA Interagency Forum on Invasive Species. Annapolis, MD.
Journal Article Liebhold, Andrew M.; McCullough, Deborah G.; Blackburn, Laura M.; Frankel, Susan; Von Holle, Betsy; Aukema, Juliann E. 2013. A highly aggregated geographical distribution of forest pest invasions in the USA. Diversity and Distributions. Vol: 19(9). Pages 1208-1216. (Online version)
Presentations McCullough, Deborah G. 2008. Invasive forest pests in time and space. National meeting of the Continental Dialogue on Invasive Forest Pests. (Organized by the Nature Conservancy, USDA APHIS, USDA Forest Service and the MI Dept. of Agriculture), November 2008. Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Presentations McCullough, Deborah G. 2009. EAB and other invasive forest insects: 400 years of bad news. Economic, Social and Environmental Costs of Invasive Forest Pests. Sponsored by the Morton Arboretum and USDA Forest Service, September 2009. Chicago, IL.
Presentations McCullough, Deborah G. 2010. Non-native forest pests: Trends and impacts. National Research Forum on Invasive Forest Species, January 2010. Annapolis, Maryland.
Presentations Parke, Jennifer; Britton, Kerry O.; Frankel, Susan. 2011. Historical pathways of introduction for non-indigenous forest pathogens. American Phytopathology Society Meeting . Hawaii.