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Calculation of costs of alien invasive species in Sweden - technical report

Gren, Ing-Marie and Isacs, Lina and Carlsson, Mattias (2007). Calculation of costs of alien invasive species in Sweden - technical report. Uppsala: (NL, NJ) > Dept. of Economics, Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet. Working paper series / Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Economics ; 2007:7
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The purpose of this paper is to present and document calculations of total costs of 13 different alien invasive species (AIS) in Sweden classified into four different categories; aquatic (bay barnacle, furuncolosis, yellow floating heart, signal crayfish), biodiversity (Iberian slug, Japanese rose, min, giant hogweed), health (mugwort and ragweed, HIV and AIDS, giant hogweed), and others (Dutch elm disease, rodents). All included species are subjected to control of Swedish public authorities and estimates for most AIS include either damage cost or control cost. The results indicate a total annual cost ranging between 1590 and 5068 millions of SEK, which corresponds to approximately SEK 175 and SEK 565 per capita in Sweden. However, data availability and quality differ for the species, in particular with respect to quantification of invasive alien species impacts. The results indicate that the relatively most reliable estimates are related to human and animal health impacts, and that the costs of impacts on biodiversity are the least reliable estimates. .

Authors/Creators:Gren, Ing-Marie and Isacs, Lina and Carlsson, Mattias
Title:Calculation of costs of alien invasive species in Sweden - technical report
Series/Journal:Working paper series / Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Economics (1401-4068)
Year of publishing :2007
Number:2007:7
Number of Pages:83
Place of Publication:Uppsala
Publisher:Institutionen för Ekonomi
ISSN:1401-4068
Language:English
Publication Type:Report
Refereed:No
Full Text Status:Public
Subjects:Obsolete subject words > FORESTRY, AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES and LANDSCAPE PLANNING > Area economics
Keywords:invasive alien species, damage and control costs, Sweden
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-1-6
Permanent URL:
http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-1-6
ID Code:3125
Department:(NL, NJ) > Dept. of Economics
Deposited By: Ing-Marie Gren
Deposited On:13 Dec 2007 00:00
Metadata Last Modified:02 Dec 2014 10:19

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