||Modeling Economic Impacts of the European Green Crab.
E., Besedin ;
S., Lovell ;
||Abt Associates, Inc., Washington, DC.; California Univ., Davis. Dept. of Environmental Science and Policy.; Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. National Center for Environmental Economics.; National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Washington, DC.
Marine ecosystems ;
Invasive species ;
Economic impacts ;
Coastal areas ;
Ecological impacts ;
Environmental impacts ;
Estuarine restoration ;
East Coast (United States) ;
West Coast (United States) ;
European green crab ('Carcinus maenas') ;
Aquatic Nuisance Species (ANS)
||Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy.
||The European green crab, Carcinus maenas, is one of the most widely distributed invasive species in coastal systems. This species has become established on five continents and has produced significant negative ecological and economic impacts in many areas. On the Atlantic coast of North America, green crabs have been established for at least 180 years. On the Pacific coast, green crabs became established in San Francisco Bay in the late 1980s and expanded their range rapidly during the 1990s. In response to the spread and impacts of green crabs in the U.S., Carcinus maenas was listed as an Ã¢â‚¬Å“aquatic nuisance speciesÃ¢â‚¬ï¿½ by the federal Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force (ANSTF). To date, there have been no formal review of the ecological impacts of green crabs and no formal attempts to quantify and understand their potential economic impacts. This paper presents a predictive framework for understanding the magnitude and extent of green crab impacts on the East and West Coasts of the U.S.
||See also PB2012-101103 (Related Material).
||Presented at the American Agricultural Economics Association Annual Meeting, Portland, OR, July 29-August 1, 2007.
|PUB Date Free Form
||May 31 2007
||47D | Biological Oceanography; 98F | Fisheries & Aquaculture; 48B | Natural Resource Management; 57H | Ecology; 57Z | Zoology
||PC | PO