Antony, G. and Scanlan, J.C. and Francis, A. and Kloessing, K. and Nguyen, Y. (2009) Revised benefits and costs of eradicating the red imported fire ant. In: 53rd Annual Conference of the Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society, 10–13 February, Cairns.
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The paper revisits estimates of cost/benefit for eradication in Australia provided in 2001 which were based largely on information about a US ecosystem. The study had two major components; spread modelling using a cellular automation model provided by Joe Scanlan and an impact analysis undertaken by the remaining authors. The revised figures provided in this study increased the damage estimate from $2.8 billion to $45 billion and the benefit-cost ratio of eradication efforts improved from 25:1 to 390:1.
|Item Type:||Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)|
|Additional Information:||© Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society.|
|Keywords:||Fire ant; eradication; cost-benefit analysis; modelling; pest impacts.|
|Subjects:||Plant pests and diseases > Economic entomology|
Science > Invasive Species > Animals > Impact assessment
Science > Invasive Species > Modelling > Animal
|Deposited On:||16 Nov 2009 04:03|
|Last Modified:||16 Nov 2009 04:03|
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