Tourism, Recreation And Biological Invasions
The first section of the book includes information about how tourism-related infrastructure and activities promote biological invasions, including key pathways for non-native invasive species introductions. This section provides case studies of different organisms that are known to be introduced and/or promoted by tourism in different ecosystems or regions. The second section elaborates on known and potential impacts of invasive species on tourism and recreation, including how they may affect, positively or negatively, the economic revenue from tourism, tourist access, recreation, aesthetic values and tourists' perceptions. The last section focuses on management and policy, covering aspects of how visitors perceive invasive species and their willingness to manage them, biosecurity measures to prevent invasion related to tourism, as well as potential policy options moving forward. The book draws on a number of examples across multiple taxa, landscapes and regions of the world.
1. Introduction: Tourism, recreation and biological invasions
How tourism and recreation facilitate biological invasions?
2. Nature-based tourists as seed dispersal vectors
3. The role of roads and trails for facilitating mountain plant invasions
4. Fungal invasions and potential spread through tourism and recreation
5. The role of human activities in the introduction of non-native plants to Antarctic and Subantarctic islands
6. Recreational fishing as a major pathway for the introduction of invasive species
7. The role of hunting, zoos and aquaria as pathways for vertebrate invasions
8. Plant invasions associated with ski resorts
9. The role of second homes in non-native plant invasions
How can invasions impact tourism and recreation?
10. Negative impacts in tourism of yellow jackets (Vespula germanica) in wilderness areas of Chile
11. Costs and impacts of aquatic plant invasions for tourism and recreation
12. The impact of invasive aquatic animals on tourism and recreation
Why incorporating the social dimensions when managing INNS is important?
13. Tourists’ knowledge, perceptions and behaviours toward invasive species
14. On visitors’ minds: knowledge and perceptions of invasive non-native plant species in mountains ecosystems
15. Contrasting tourist attitudes toward non-native species: a case study in Yellowstone National Park, USA.
16. Complexities of deer management, recreation and hunting tourism in Northeast Victoria, Australia
17. Managing invasive species in tourist and recreation areas of Montana, USA
18. Conclusion: A summary of current knowledge and future directions on the interplay between invasive species, tourism and recreation