Input–output modeling, outdoor recreation, and the economic impacts of weeds

  title={Input–output modeling, outdoor recreation, and the economic impacts of weeds},
  author={Mark E. Eiswerth and Tim D. Darden and Wayne S. Johnson and Jean Agapoff and Thomas R. Harris},
  booktitle={Weed Science},
Abstract Nonindigenous invasive weed species can have substantial negative impacts on the quantity and quality of outdoor recreational activities such as fishing, hunting, hiking, wildlife viewing, and water-based recreation. Despite the significance of impacts on recreation, very little research has been performed to estimate the corresponding economic losses at spatial scales such as regions, states, and watersheds. This is true primarily because in most jurisdictions the data necessary to… 
The underestimated dynamics and impacts of water-based recreational activities on freshwater ecosystems
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outdoor recreation and invasive species at Presque Isle State Park
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Economic and Social Impacts of Wildfires and Invasive Plants in American Deserts: Lessons From the Great Basin
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  • Environmental Science
  • 2012
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Potential Environmental Impacts and Economic Damages of Eurasian Watermilfoil (Myriophyllum spicatum) in Western Nevada and Northeastern California1
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Biological invasions by exotic grasses, the grass/fire cycle, and global change
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