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A framework for sustainable invasive species management: Environmental, social, and economic objectives.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20832931     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Applying the concept of sustainability to invasive species management (ISM) is challenging but necessary, given the increasing rates of invasion and the high costs of invasion impacts and control. To be sustainable, ISM must address environmental, social, and economic factors (or "pillars") that influence the causes, impacts, and control of invasive species across multiple spatial and temporal scales. Although these pillars are generally acknowledged, their implementation is often limited by insufficient control options and significant economic and political constraints. In this paper, we outline specific objectives in each of these three "pillars" that, if incorporated into a management plan, will improve the plan's likelihood of sustainability. We then examine three case studies that illustrate how these objectives can be effectively implemented. Each pillar reinforces the others, such that the inclusion of even a few of the outlined objectives will lead to more effective management that achieves ecological goals, while generating social support and long-term funding to maintain projects to completion. We encourage agency directors and policy-makers to consider sustainability principles when developing funding schemes, management agendas, and policy.
Diane L Larson; Laura Phillips-Mao; Gina Quiram; Leah Sharpe; Rebecca Stark; Shinya Sugita; Annie Weiler
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-09-15
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of environmental management     Volume:  92     ISSN:  1095-8630     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Environ. Manage.     Publication Date:  2011 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-10-18     Completed Date:  2011-01-18     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401664     Medline TA:  J Environ Manage     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  14-22     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Published by Elsevier Ltd.
US Geological Survey, Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center, 1561 Lindig St., St. Paul, MN 55108-6097, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Aquatic Organisms
Conservation of Natural Resources / economics*
Environmental Policy*
Introduced Species / economics*
Models, Theoretical
Population Dynamics
Social Conditions

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