NCEAS Project 8140

Biology and policy of invasive species

  • David M. Lodge

ActivityDatesFurther Information
Sabbatical Fellow4th August 2004—30th June 2005Participant List  

Abstract
Species transported by humans from one region to another┬┐nonindigenous species┬┐sometimes become invasive. That is, they spread widely, and some cause enormous environmental and economic damage. Cheat grass, zebra mussels, and West Nile virus are three of hundreds of examples of invasive species in the US. Over at least the last century, increasing global trade and human travel have caused dramatic rises in both intentional and accidental introductions of nonindigenous species. Undoubtedly, this trend will continue, and perhaps accelerate, as global commerce increases. Although ecologists have long recognized the phenomenon of invasive species, only in recent years have they given it concentrated scientific attention. And only in the last decade have the societal costs and natural resource management challenges posed by invasive species received serious policy attention at the US federal and state levels. My project is to write a book entitled Biology and Policy of Invasive Species. The volume will synthesize the current scientific and policy situation of invasive species, and recommend how interdisciplinary research and policy development might move forward.

TypeProducts of NCEAS Research
Journal Article Costello, Christopher; Drake, John M.; Lodge, David M. 2007. Evaluating an invasive species policy: Ballast water exchange in the Great Lakes . Ecological Applications. Vol: 17(3). Pages 655-662.
Journal Article Drake, John M.; Baggenstos, Peter; Lodge, David M. 2005. Propagule pressure and persistence in experimental populations. Biology Letters. Pages 1-4.
Journal Article Drake, John M.; Lodge, David M. 2007. Rate of species introductions in the Great Lakes via ships' ballast water and sediments. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. Vol: 64. Pages 530-538.
Journal Article Drake, John M.; Lodge, David M. 2008. Reply to the comment by Reid and Hudson on "Rate of species introductions in the Great Lakes via ships' ballast water and sediments". Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. Vol: 65(3). Pages 554-555. (Online version)
Book Chapter Hamlin, C. S.; Lodge, David M. 2006. Ecology and religion for a post natural world. Edited by Lodge, David M.; Hamlin, C.S. Religion and the New Ecology: Environmental Prudence in a World in Flux. University of Notre Dame Press. Notre Dame, Indiana.
Journal Article Keller, Reuben P.; Lodge, David M.; Finnoff, David. 2007. Risk assessment for invasive species produces net bioeconomic benefits. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Vol: 104(1). Pages 203-207.
Journal Article Lodge, David M. 2004. Alien species and evolution: The evolutionary ecology of exotic plants, animals, microbes, and interacting native species. Nature. Vol: 432. Pages 276-277.
Book Chapter Lodge, David M.; Hamlin, C. S. 2006. Introduction: Fluxes of nature, fluxes of thought. Edited by Lodge, David M.; Hamlin, C.S. Religion and the New Ecology: Environmental Prudence in a World in Flux. University of Notre Dame Press. Notre Dame, Indiana.
Book Lodge, David M.; Hamlin, C. S. 2006. Religion and the New Ecology: Environmental Prudence in a World in Flux. University of Notre Dame Press. Notre Dame, Indiana. Pages 336.
Journal Article Rosenthal, S. K.; Lodge, David M.; Muohi, W.; Ochieng, P.; Mkoji, G. M.; Mavuti, K. M. 2005. Comparing macrophyte herbivory by introduced Louisiana crayfish (Procambarus clarkii) (Crustacea: Cambardae) and native dytiscid beetles (Cybister tripunctatus) (Coleoptera: Dystiscidae), in Kenya. African Journal of Aquatic Science. Vol: 30(2). Pages 157-162.