23. Biosecurity: the changing face of invasion biology

  1. David M. Richardson
  1. Philip E. Hulme

Published Online: 30 NOV 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444329988.ch23

Fifty Years of Invasion Ecology: The Legacy of Charles Elton

Fifty Years of Invasion Ecology: The Legacy of Charles Elton

How to Cite

Hulme, P. E. (2010) Biosecurity: the changing face of invasion biology, in Fifty Years of Invasion Ecology: The Legacy of Charles Elton (ed D. M. Richardson), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444329988.ch23

Editor Information

  1. Centre for Invasion Biology, Department of Botany & Zoology, Stellenbosch University, 7602 Matieland, South Africa

Author Information

  1. The Bio-Protection Research Centre, Lincoln University, PO Box 84, Christchurch, New Zealand

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 NOV 2010
  2. Published Print: 23 DEC 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444335859

Online ISBN: 9781444329988

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Keywords:

  • biosecurity - changing face of invasion biology;
  • environmental change, to pollution, land use and climate - greater economic and geographical interconnectedness;
  • Elton (1958) viewing increasing transport links - across the globe, facilitating spread and establishment of alien species;
  • first global trade agreement - the General Agreement on Trade and Tariffs (GATT);
  • biosafety, bioterrorism and biosecurity - a brief biography;
  • trading places - understanding routes of biosecurity threats;
  • quantifying threats to biosecurity;
  • estimating impact of biological invasions - on environment and human culture, more complex;
  • tools of the trade - how best to assess biosecurity risks;
  • scientific hurdles - not used as barriers to trade

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The Shape of Things to Come

  • Biosafety, Bioterrorism and Biosecurity: A Brief Biography

  • Trading Places: Understanding the Routes of Biosecurity Threats

  • Quantifying Threats to Biosecurity: Estimating the Real Costs of the Free Market

  • Tools of the Trade: How Best to Assess Biosecurity Risks?

  • Scientific Hurdles Cannot Be Used As Barriers to Trade

  • The Science of Biosecurity: The Challenge of Uncertainty, Ambiguity and Ignorance

  • References