Tourism, Recreation and Biological Invasions


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Tourism, Recreation and Biological Invasions Editors: Dr Agustina Barros, Dr Anibal Pauchard, Dr Cristobal Pizarro, Dr Lisa Rew, Dr Ross Shackleton Format: Hardback First Published: Published By: CABI Publishing
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Pages: 208 Language: English ISBN: 9781800620452 Categories: , , , , , ,

The first section of the book includes information about how tourism-related infrastructure and activities promote biological invasions, including key pathways for non-native invasive species introductions. This section provides case studies of different organisms that are known to be introduced and/or promoted by tourism in different ecosystems or regions. The second section elaborates on known and potential impacts of invasive species on tourism and recreation, including how they may affect, positively or negatively, the economic revenue from tourism, tourist access, recreation, aesthetic values and tourists’ perceptions. The last section focuses on management and policy, covering aspects of how visitors perceive invasive species and their willingness to manage them, biosecurity measures to prevent invasion related to tourism, as well as potential policy options moving forward. The book draws on a number of examples across multiple taxa, landscapes and regions of the world.

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Author Biography

Agustina Barros (Edited By) Agustina Barros works as a plant ecologist at the National Institute of Nivology, Glaciology and Environmental Science (IANIGLA) in the National Research Centre CONICET in Argentina. Her research interests include recreation ecology, alpine plant ecology and mountain plant invasions, with most of her studies conducted in the Dry Central Andes of Argentina. She has previously published several publications in relation to recreation and mountain plant invasions. Ross T Shackleton (Edited By) Ross Shackleton is a researcher interested in issues surrounding regional and global environmental change, in particular, how change affects biodiversity, ecosystems and human well-being. He is interested in both the theoretical issues driving change and its effects, but also more practically what this means for management, policy and the governance of the environment. His research uses mixed methods to produce a holistic understanding of change, and he often work within trans or interdisciplinary teams. Most of his work focuses on invasive alien species, environmental management and conservation. Lisa Rew (Edited By) Dr. Lisa Rew is a Professor of Invasive Plant Ecology and Management at Montana State University, USA. Her main research goal is to improve our understanding of plant invasions and develop effective integrated ways to prioritize management, at local to global scales. She and her students work in a range of ecosystems, from crops and rangelands through to mountain tops, and have published the results in journals, book chapters and extension publications. Jose Cristobal Pizarro Pinochet (Edited By) Dr. Cristobal Pizarro is a Latin-American interdisciplinary scholar working between natural and social sciences for biocultural conservation. He directs the Laboratory of Anthropocene Studies and is a faculty member of the Faculty of Forestry Science at the Universidad de Concepcion in Chile, where he teaches social-ecological systems, human dimensions of biodiversity, and sustainable tourism. He holds a Ph.D. in Social and Ecological Sustainability from UWaterloo in Canada and a MSc. in Natural Resource Management from Universidad de Magallanes in Patagonia. This transnational experience allowed Dr. Pizarro to engage in both global and local research that links nature and people, integrating biodiversity and human activities amid ongoing rapid changes. From his experience, invasive species are one of those complex, social-ecological issues that require interdisciplinarity and intersectoral collaboration in the Anthropocene. Anibal Pauchard (Edited By) Anibal Pauchard is a Full Professor in the Faculty of Forestry Sciences in the University of Concepcion. He is the founder and director of the LIB, Biological Invasions Lab, a joint initiative from University of Concepcion and the Ecology and Biodiversity Institute. His research approach is biological invasions' ecology and its impacts on biodiversity and ecosystems functions. He is also interested in conservation and natural resources management subjects. Pauchard collaborates in IPBES, the Intergovernmental Platform of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services, and is, also, Associate Editor in international scientific journals, including the Journal of Applied Ecology and Biological Invasions.