Invasive Pest Species: Impacts on Agricultural Production, Natural Resources, and the Environment

Issue Papers - IP20 - March 2002
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This CAST issue paper provides policymakers and others with a nine-step guide to curtail the impact of non-native pests, including diseases, insects, and animals. These pests are the source of an estimated $137 billion annual economic burden to the United States and are the second leading cause of species endangerment. In addition, bioterrorism introduces another unknown risk factor into the already unstable mix of detrimental exotic species. Cochairs: Don M. Huber, Department of Botany and Plant Pathology, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, and Martin E. Hugh-Jones, Department of Epidemiology and Community Health, School of Veterinary Medicine, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge.

IP20, March 2002, 18 pp., Available free online and in print (fee for shipping/handling).

Task Force Co-Chairs

Don Huber

Martin Hugh-Jones

Task Force Authors

Michael Rust

Steven Sheffield

Daniel Simberloff

C. Robert Taylor

Task Force Reviewers

Norman Gratz

John Menge

H. David Thurston

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