Economics of Invasive Species

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In managing invasive species, land managers and policy makers need information to help allocate scarce resources as efficiently and effectively as possible.

Decisions regarding treatment methods, locations, effort, and timing can be informed by the integration of ecological models with economic tools. SEA economists collaborate with the FORT Invasive Species branch to build decision tools for Interior resource managers. Examples include simulations models to describe the effectiveness of management alternatives for invasive grass in the Sonoran desert.

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