A Model of Prevention, Detection, and Control for Invasive Species

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This chapter constructs a model to analyze optimal policy and management to reduce damage from invasive species that includes strategies for information collection and control, to prevent introduction and to control already introduced species. The chapter is organized as follows. Section 8.2 presents the model of prevention, detection, and control. The model is analyzed, and results of the analysis are presented in Section 8.3. Section 8.4 contains a brief set of concluding remarks and a discussion of challenges needing further research.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationBioinvasions and Globalization
Subtitle of host publicationEcology, Economics, Management, and Policy
PublisherOxford University Press
ISBN (Electronic)9780191721557
ISBN (Print)9780199560158
StatePublished - May 1 2010



  • Biological invasions
  • Environmental control
  • Invasive species

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Polasky, S. (2010). A Model of Prevention, Detection, and Control for Invasive Species. In Bioinvasions and Globalization: Ecology, Economics, Management, and Policy Oxford University Press. https://doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199560158.003.0008