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Harmful non-indigenous species in the United States

Harmful non-indigenous species in the United States

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Published by The Office in [Washington, DC] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Nature conservation -- United States.,
  • Species -- United States.,
  • Competition (Biology) -- United States.,
  • Endangered species -- United States.

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    StatementU.S. Congress, Office of Technology Assessment.
    ContributionsUnited States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationvi, 57 p. :
    Number of Pages57
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17108599M

    An invasive species is a species that is not native to a specific location (an introduced species), and that has a tendency to spread to a degree believed to cause damage to the environment, human economy or human health.. The term as most often used applies to introduced species that adversely affect the habitats and bioregions they invade economically, environmentally, or ecologically. impacts and economic costs associated with the diverse non-indigenous species that have become established within the United States. Although species translocated within the United States can also have significant impacts, this assessment is limited to non-indigenous species that did not originate within the United States or its territories.


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2 Harmful Non-Indigenous Species in the United States Box l-A—A Road Map to the Full Assessment This assessment has three focal points: the status of harmful non-indigenous species (NIS) in the United States; technological issues regarding decisionmaking and species management; and institutional and policy frameworks.

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Book review; Published: April Harmful Non-Indigenous Species in the United States. OTA-F-S U.S. Congress, Office of Technology Assessment, U.S. Government Cited by: Harmful non-indigenous species in the United States. Abstract. This is a title only record which contains no abstract.

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; Publisher information; U.S. Congress Washington, DC USA; Language of. Some of the most widely hunted game species, such as the chukar partridge (Alectoris chuckar) and ring-necked pheasant (Phasianus colchieus), originated outside of the United States (95).

Sizable businesses exist to provide supplies and services for recreational hunting (79). Some non-indigenous big-game animals. Harmful Invasive Species: Legal Responses describes the law and policy regarding harmful non-indigenous species in six countries: New Zealand, Germany, South Africa, Argentina, Poland, and the U.S.

It addresses three international and cross-cutting dimensions of harmful non-indigenous species policy: quarantine systems, trade issues, and the Cited by: Harmful non-indigenous species in the U.S.: hearings before the Committee on Governmental Affairs, United States Senate, One Hundred Third Congress, second session, March 11 Related Titles.

Series: S. hrg. ; By. United States. Committee on Governmental Affairs. United States. Non-indigenous species (NIS) are common in the United States landscape. While some are beneficial, others are harmful and can cause significant economic, environmental, and health damage.

This study, requested by the U.S. House Merchant Marine and Fisheries Committee, examined State and Federal policies related to these harmful NIS. texts All Books All Texts latest This Just In Smithsonian Libraries FEDLINK (US) Genealogy Lincoln Collection.

National Emergency Library. Top Full text of "ERIC ED Harmful Non-Indigenous Species in the United States." See other formats. Introduction of harmful non-indigenous species into the United States: hearing before the Subcommittee on Environment and Natural Resources of the Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries, House of Representatives, One Hundred Third Congress, first session.

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[Washington, DC]: The Office, []. Harmful Non-Indigenous Species in the United States. OTA-F (Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, September ). Westbrooks, R. Invasive Plants, Changing the Landscape Harmful non-indigenous species in the United States book America: Fact Book.

Washington, DC: Federal Interagency Committee for the Management of Noxious and Exotic Weeds (FICMNEW), (Online version available.). Harmful non-indigenous species (NIS) impose great economic and environmental impacts globally, but little is known about their impacts in Southeast Asia.

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~ 3, total animal species imported 2, identified non-native animal species imported were “coarse-screened” of those were annotated for potential invasiveness and/or disease risk Only 34 of those now have a regulatory restriction in place by USFWS (18), APHIS (5) or CDC (11).

80 I Harmful Non-Indigenous Species in the United States tural or other seed. For example, serrated tussock (Nassella trichotoma)—anoxious weed that de- grades rangelands and pastures-was repeatedly found in in seed from Argentina of tall fescue (Festuca arundinacea) a lawn and pasture grass.

Contaminated seed ultimately was distrib. 2: The Consequences of Harmful Non-Indigenous Species ~K: 3: The Changing Numbers, Causes, and Rates of Introductions ~K: 4: The Application of Decisionmaking Methods ~K: 5: Technologies for Preventing and Managing Problems ~K: 6: A Primer on Federal Policy ~K.

I Harmful Non-Indigenous Species in the United States Table 4-l—General Approaches to Making Decisions About Non-Indigenous Species Approaches Judgment Precedent Formal analysis Features Based on relatively undefined Done according to previousDecisions made according to well-procedures decisions defined procedures.

preventing and managing harmful non-indigenous spe-cies (NIS) in the United States. Programs are discussed in the order of their occurrence for dealing with NIS: prevention, followed by eradication, containment, and sup-pression. Education is a key component within all of these programs.

The adage “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure’ holds true for many harmful NIS. ©— Bioethics Research Library Box Washington DC 4 Harmful Non-Indigenous Species in the United States Figure l-l-State by State Distribution of Some High Impact Non-Indigenous Species Purple Kiisestrufe (Lythrurm salicaria) 1 Asian Clam (Corbicula fluminea) European Gypsy Moth (Lymantria dispar) 3 Russian Wheat Aphid(Diuraphis noxia) L -i-O.%.Y o.

Harmful non-indigenous species in the U.S.: hearings before the Committee on Governmental Affairs, United States Senate, One Hundred Third Congress, second session, March 11 (not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first. I Harmful Non-Indigenous Species in the United States These limitations, however, do not address the basic similarity between the process of introduc-ing a MS and the process of introducing a GEO.

Both involve the release of a living organism potentially capable of reproduction, establish-ment, and ecological effects beyond the initial.

Harmful Non-Indigenous Species in the United States - Free ebook download as PDF File .pdf), Text File .txt) or read book online for free. Many countries have passed laws and established programs to help monitor and limit the entry of non-native species, providing “blacklists” of plants and animals thought to be potentially harmful.

In the U.S., a mandate exists for ballast management of all ships entering U.S. waters from outside the Exclusive Economic Zone of the United States. United States Congress, Office of Technology Assessment, Harmful non-indigenous species in the United States, OTA-F (Washington, DC: U.

Government Printing Office, September ). United States Department of Agriculture, Forest Service. Forest Insect and Disease Conditions in the United States   For example, the publication of Harmful non‐indigenous species in the United States played a pivotal role in raising awareness of the ecological and economic impacts of biological invasions.

This document reported US$97 billion in damages from 79 alien species Cited by:   Introduction. International trade generates wealth but it is also one of the main factors leading to the introduction of harmful non-indigenous species (NIS).Especially when interacting in conjunction with habitat loss or other anthropogenic disturbances, NIS are one of the main threats to global biodiversity through predation, grazing, and competition with vulnerable native species Cited by: A theme of The Highest Frontier is “invasion” by non-native species, like kudzu, cane toads, and space aliens.

But are non-native species always harmful. In the northeastern USA, the dominant earthworms arose from non-native species in the nineteenth century; they have enriched the soil. Other non-natives with positive benefits include honeybees, plants that feed butterflies.

Non-native wildlife and plant species like quagga mussels, sea lampreys, alewives, nutria, Burmese pythons, brown tree snakes, mitten crabs, ruffe, purple loosestrife, water hyacinths, piranhas. In Octoberthe Congressional Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) released "Harmful Non-Indigenous Species in the United States." This report synthesized, for the first time, the status of such species, their impacts, and related policies across geographic, taxonomic, and institutional lines.

Decontamination Protocol for Aquatic Nuisance Species. by Oklahoma Water Resources Board, July (K) U.S. Congress, Office of Technology Assessment. Harmful Non-Indigenous Species in the United States. OTA-F (Washington, DC: U.S.

Government Printing Office, September ). Westbrooks, R. Invasive Plants, Changing the. In fact, ‘invading non-indigenous species in the United States cause major environmental damages and losses adding up to more than $ billion per year’ (Pimentel et.

Nonindigenous aquatic species in a United States estuary: a case study of the biological invasions of the San Francisco Bay and Delta: a report for and Wildlife Service (SuDoc I SP 3/2) [Andrew N.

Cohen] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Approximately 4, species of exotic plants (Kartesz and Morse ) and exotic animals (Office of Technology Assessment ) have established free-living populations in the United States.

Nearly seven hundred are known to cause severe harm to agriculture at a cost of billions of dollars annually. Last September, OTA published a comprehensive report, Harmful Non-Indigenous Species in the United States, which estimates that at least 15 percent of the introduced species cause "severe harm." OTA estimates that "more than non-indi-genous species were first introduced or detected in the United States sinceand 59 of these are.

- Harmful Non-Indigenous Species in the United States report was compiled by the Office of Technology Assessment as a part of their report to Congress, Washington D.C. - An Ad Hoc group of agencies writes a white paper on impacts of exotic weeds.

Conservation biologists and other environmentalists confront five obstacles in building support for regulatory policies that seek to exclude or remove introduced plants and other non-native species that threaten to harm natural areas or the natural environment.

First, the concept of “harm to the natural environment” is nebulous and by: An introduced species, alien species, exotic species, foreign species, non-indigenous species, or non-native species is a species living outside its native distributional range, but which has arrived there by human activity, either deliberate or accidental.

Non-native species can have various effects on the local ecosystem. Introduced species that become established and spread beyond the place. Harmful non-indigenous species in the United States.

Washington, DC, US Government Printing Office, Report OTA-F Stein, B.A. & Flack, S.R. eds. America's Least Wanted: Alien species invasions of U.S. ecosystems. The Nature Conservancy, Arlington, Virginia. Newsletters. Aliens - bi-annual publication of the Invasive Species Specialist.Of 47 harmful species introduced into the United States between anda total of 38 came in via trade.

Under NAFTA and GATT, restrictions claimed as measures to protect the environment can be challenged before the relevant regulatory body, which will decide whether the restriction is .Case Study: Zebra Mussel.

One of the reasons that invasive species in ballast water came to be an issue of such global concern is the conquest of the Great Lakes by the zebra mussel, Dreissena to the Caspian and Black Seas, zebra mussels were most likely transported in the ballast water of transatlantic ships and were first discovered in the U.S.

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