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  • Quantifying the potential impact of the European wasp (Vespula germanica) on ecosystem services in Western Australia.

    Author(s) : Cook, D. C.

    Author Affiliation : The University of Western Australia, Bunbury, Australia.

    Author Email : david.cook@agric.wa.gov.au

    Journal article : NeoBiota 2019 No.50 pp.55-74 ref.many

    Abstract : This paper estimates the ecosystem servicesecosystem servicesSubject Category: Miscellaneous
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    return on investmentinvestmentSubject Category: Miscellaneous
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    in government control of the introduced European wasp (Vespula germanicavespula germanicaSubject Category: Organism Names
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    ) in the state of Western Australiawestern australiaSubject Category: Geographic Entities
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    . The predictive model used accounts for uncertainties in the spread and impact of V. germanica on provisioning ecosystem services, represented by pollinationpollinationSubject Category: Miscellaneous
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    , apiculture and viticultureviticultureSubject Category: Disciplines, Occupations and Industries
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    , and cultural ecosystem services represented by householdshouseholdsSubject Category: Miscellaneous
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    . Results produced by simulating a 20-year period suggest government expenditureexpenditureSubject Category: Properties
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    on management will generate net benefits of AU$3.2-6.3 million per year, most of which will accrue to producers of pollination-dependent crops. This provides justification for investment from the government's agriculture portfolio to manage an insect often thought of as an urban pest.

    ISSN : 1619-0033

    DOI : 10.3897/neobiota.50.37573

    Record Number : 20203347907

    Publisher : Pensoft Publishers

    Location of publication : Sofia

    Country of publication : Bulgaria

    Language of text : English

    Indexing terms for this abstract:

    Organism descriptor(s) : Vespula germanicavespula germanicaSubject Category: Organism Names
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    , Vitis viniferavitis viniferaSubject Category: Organism Names
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    , insectsinsectsSubject Category: Organism Names
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    , VitisvitisSubject Category: Organism Names
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    Descriptor(s) : ecosystem servicesecosystem servicesSubject Category: Miscellaneous
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    , invasive speciesinvasive speciesSubject Category: Organism Groups
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    , biological controlbiological controlSubject Category: Techniques, Methodologies and Equipment
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    , introduced speciesintroduced speciesSubject Category: Organism Groups
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    , beekeepingbeekeepingSubject Category: Disciplines, Occupations and Industries
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    , householdshouseholdsSubject Category: Miscellaneous
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    , pollinationpollinationSubject Category: Miscellaneous
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    , viticultureviticultureSubject Category: Disciplines, Occupations and Industries
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    , insect controlinsect controlSubject Category: Techniques, Methodologies and Equipment
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    , pest controlpest controlSubject Category: Techniques, Methodologies and Equipment
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    , simulation modelssimulation modelsSubject Category: Techniques, Methodologies and Equipment
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    , pollinatorspollinatorsSubject Category: Organism Groups
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    , insect pestsinsect pestsSubject Category: Organism Groups
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    , investmentinvestmentSubject Category: Miscellaneous
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    , cost benefit analysiscost benefit analysisSubject Category: Techniques, Methodologies and Equipment
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    , expenditureexpenditureSubject Category: Properties
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    , plant pestsplant pestsSubject Category: Organism Groups
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    , grapesgrapesSubject Category: Commodities and Products
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    , government campaignsgovernment campaignsSubject Category: Miscellaneous
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    , natural enemiesnatural enemiesSubject Category: Organism Groups
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    , arthropod pestsarthropod pestsSubject Category: Organism Groups
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    , pestspestsSubject Category: Organism Groups
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    Identifier(s) : invasive organisms, invasives, biocontrol, exotic organisms, exotic species, introduced organisms, non-indigenous organisms, non-indigenous species, non-native organisms, non-native species, nonindigenous organisms, nonindigenous species, apiculture, pest insects, capital outlay, pest arthropods

    Geographical Location(s) : AustraliaaustraliaSubject Category: Geographic Entities
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    , Western Australiawestern australiaSubject Category: Geographic Entities
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    Broader term(s) : APEC countriesapec countriesSubject Category: Institutions and Organisations
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    , AustralasiaaustralasiaSubject Category: Geographic Entities
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    , OceaniaoceaniaSubject Category: Geographic Entities
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    , Commonwealth of Nationscommonwealth of nationsSubject Category: Institutions and Organisations
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    , Developed Countriesdeveloped countriesSubject Category: Miscellaneous
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    , OECD Countriesoecd countriesSubject Category: Institutions and Organisations
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    , VespulavespulaSubject Category: Organism Names
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    , VespidaevespidaeSubject Category: Organism Names
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    , HymenopterahymenopteraSubject Category: Organism Names
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    , insectsinsectsSubject Category: Organism Names
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    , HexapodahexapodaSubject Category: Organism Names
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    , arthropodsarthropodsSubject Category: Organism Names
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    , invertebratesinvertebratesSubject Category: Organism Names
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    , animalsanimalsSubject Category: Organism Names
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    , eukaryoteseukaryotesSubject Category: Organism Names
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    , AustraliaaustraliaSubject Category: Geographic Entities
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    , VitisvitisSubject Category: Organism Names
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    , VitaceaevitaceaeSubject Category: Organism Names
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    , VitalesvitalesSubject Category: Organism Names
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    , eudicotseudicotsSubject Category: Organism Names
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    , angiospermsangiospermsSubject Category: Organism Names
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    , SpermatophytaspermatophytaSubject Category: Organism Names
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    , plantsplantsSubject Category: Organism Names
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