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Spatial prioritisation for management of gamba grass (Andropogon gayanus) invasions: accounting for social, economic and environmental values

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Adams, VM and Setterfield, S, Spatial prioritisation for management of gamba grass (Andropogon gayanus) invasions: accounting for social, economic and environmental values, Proceedings of the 18th Australasian Weeds Conference, 8-11 October 2012, Victoria, Australia, pp. 49-52. ISBN 9780646586700 (2012) [Refereed Conference Paper]


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Abstract

The social, economic and environmental impacts of invasive plants are well recognised. However, the social and economic costs of managing and eradicating invasive plants are rarely accounted for in the spatial prioritisation of funding for weed management. Gamba grass (Andropogon gayanus Kunth.) is one of five species of tropical invasive grasses that have been listed as a Key Threatening Process (KTP) and it requires urgent strategic management. The aim of this project is to develop a spatially explicit prioritisation framework to identify optimal budget allocations to both eradication and control measures of gamba grass to minimise the costs (including management costs as well as loss of social, cultural and environmental assets) and likelihood of reinvasion. Our framework extends recent approaches to systematic prioritisation of weed management to account for spatially variable environmental, social and cultural assets that are threatened by gamba grass including: biodiversity, areas of conservation significance and cultural sites of significance such as aboriginal sacred sites.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:gamba grass, systematic spatial prioritisation, management costs
Research Division:Environmental Sciences
Research Group:Environmental Science and Management
Research Field:Environmental Management
Objective Division:Economic Framework
Objective Group:Other Economic Framework
Objective Field:Ecological Economics
UTAS Author:Adams, VM (Dr Vanessa Adams)
ID Code:127504
Year Published:2012
Deposited By:Geography and Spatial Science
Deposited On:2018-08-01
Last Modified:2018-10-15
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