Elton and the Economics of Biological Invasions

Charles Perrings

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6 Scopus citations
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationFifty Years of Invasion Ecology
Subtitle of host publicationThe Legacy of Charles Elton
Number of pages14
ISBN (Print)9781444335859
StatePublished - Nov 30 2010


  • Bioinvasions, as an anthropogenic problem
  • Calculating damage cost of invasive species
  • Control of bioinvasions-as an international public good
  • Control of invasive species
  • Dependence of rate of establishment-on human activity, less widely recognized
  • Dominant impacts on human well-being-direct effects that invasive species have on human, animal and plant health
  • Economic losses to introduced pests-in crops, pastures, and forests in USA, UK, Australia, South Africa, India and Brazil
  • Elton and economics of biological invasions
  • Millennium Ecosystem Assessment-'human actions fundamentally, and to a significant extent irreversibly
  • Origins of phenomenon that Elton described-'one of the great historical convulsions in the world's fauna and flora' lying in economic activities of people

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)
  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Medicine(all)

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