Invasive Species Compendium

Detailed coverage of invasive species threatening livelihoods and the environment worldwide

Abstract

Proceedings of the OECD Co-operative Research Programme held on 17 March 2009 during the IUFRO International Forest Biosecurity Conference, Rotorua, New Zealand, 16-20 March 2009.

Abstract

This proceedings contain papers which show how the risks associated with invasive organisms are growing worldwide due to continuous growth in trade and tourism, and also from changing climates. The need for policy makers to recognize and address these risks is more critical than ever, particularly in terms of shutting down major pathways that enable the movement of pests. Topics covered include: forest biosecurity; potential of induced resistance as a tool for the management of pathogens and insects in trees; stratified dispersal and management of forest insect establishment and spread; pest risk analysis; impacts of changes in trade, tourism and climate on forest biosecurity; pest risk analysis and invasion pathways for plant pathogens; pest risk analysis and invasion pathways; invasive weeds; novel associations between pathogens, insects and tree species threaten world forests; confronting challenges to economic analysis of biological invasions in forests; and eradication of invasive forest insects.