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New approaches to economic impact assessments of non-native pests, pathogens and weeds

New approaches to economic impact assessments of non-native pests, pathogens and weeds © Image by HOerwin56 from PixabayThis thematic series will publish in 
CABI Agriculture and Bioscience.

CABI Agriculture and Bioscience


Guest Edited by: Philip Hulme1 & Gabor Lövei2
1 Lincoln University, New Zealand
2 Aarhus University, Denmark

Submission Deadline: 30 November 2020

The economic valuation of the impacts caused to ecosystem services, human health and the economy by non-native pests, pathogens and weeds is often seen to be essential to catalyse action by national and local governments. Yet, while many estimates have been produced for individual species, broad taxonomic groups and/or geographic regions, the wide range of different methodologies and assumptions often prevent comparability.  As a result, the field still has a poor understanding of economic impacts.

Aims and Scope: This series aims to bring together research that will challenge the status quo of the economic valuation of non-native species impacts through perspective articles, methodological papers and case studies at a national or regional scale. 

Manuscripts considered: Articles that relate to the following will be reviewed for publication consideration within this series:

  • New approaches to modelling economic impacts e.g. choice modelling, multi-criteria methods
  • Constructive critiques of previous methods of economic assessments of non-native impacts
  • Impacts on ecosystem services other than production or yields
  • Barriers to the uptake of economic assessments in policy
  • Reviewing the accuracy of previous forecasts of economic impacts

Submission Instructions: Prior to submission, please ensure you have carefully read the submission guidelines for the journal. To ensure that you submit to the correct article collection, please select 'New approaches to economic impact assessments of non-native pests, pathogens and weeds' in the drop-down menu upon submission; in addition, indicate within your cover letter that you wish for your manuscript to be considered within this thematic series. 

All submissions will undergo rigorous peer review and accepted articles will be published within the journal as a collection. 


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