Economics Project Publications

Economics Project Publications


Economic Research of Human-Wildlife Conflicts: Methods and Assessments


Shwiff, S.A., B. Hatch, A. Anderson, J.H. Nel, K. Leroux, D. Stewart, M. de Scally, P. Govender, and C.E. Rupprecht. 2016. Towards canine rabies elimination in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa: Assessment of health economic data. Transboundary and Emerging Diseases 63:408-415.  doi: 10.1111/tbed.12283  

Anderson, A., C. Slootmaker, E. Harper, J. Holderieath, and S.A. Shwiff. 2016. Economic estimates of feral swine damage and control in 11 US states. Crop Protection 89:89-94. doi: 10.1016/j.cropro.2016.06.023  

Shwiff, S.A., S.J. Sweeney, J.L. Elser, R.S. Miller, M.L. Farnsworth, P. Nol, S.S. Shwiff, and A.M. Anderson.  2016. A benefit-cost analysis decision framework for mitigation of disease transmission at the wildlife-livestock interface. Human-Wildlife Interactions 10(1):91-102.  

Elser, J.L., A. Anderson, C.A. Lindell, N. Dalsted, A. Bernasek, and S.A. Shwiff. 2016. Economic impacts of bird damage and management in U.S. sweet cherry production. Crop Protection 83:9-14.  doi: 10.1016/j.cropro.2016/01/014     


Anderson, A. and S.A. Shwiff. 2015. The cost of canine rabies on four continents. Transboundary and Emerging Diseases 62:446-452.   doi: 10.1111/tbed.12168

Anderson, A., D.S. Carpenter, M.J. Begier, B.F. Blackwell, T.L. DeVault, S.A. Shwiff. 2015. Modeling the cost of bird strikes to US civil aircraft. Transportation Research Part D (38):49-58.  doi: 10.1016/j.trd.2015.04.027

Shwiff, S.A, K.A. Kirkpatrick, T.L. DeVault, and S.S. Shwiff. 2015. Modeling the economic impacts of double-crested cormorant damage to a recreational fishery. Human-Wildlife Interactions 9(1):36-47.


Taylor, J. A. Morzillo, and A. Anderson. 2014. Estimating the total economic impact of the black bear peeling in western Oregon using GIS and REMI. Proceedings of the 26th Vertebrate Pest Conference 26:419-422.  

Anderson, A., K. Gebhardt, K.N. Kirkpatrick, D.L. Bergman, and S.A. Shwiff. 2014. Economic analysis of indemnity payments for wolf depredation on cattle in a wolf reintroduction area. Proceedings of the 26th Vertebrate Pest Conference 26:413-418.  

Anderson, A., S.S. Shwiff, and S.A. Shwiff. 2014. Economic impact of the potential spread of vampire bats into south Texas. Proceedings of the 26th Vertebrate Pest Conference 26:305-309.  

Anderson, A., S.A. Shwiff, R.B. Chipman, T. Atwood, T. Cozzens, F. Fillo, R. Hale, B. Hatch, J. Maki, O.E. Rhodes, E.E. Rees, C.E. Rupprecht, R. Tinline, K.C. VerCauteren, and D. Slate. Forecasting the spread of raccoon rabies using a purpose-specific group decision-making process.  2014. Human-Wildlife Interactions 8(1):130-138.


Anderson, A., K.Gebhardt, W.T. Cross, and S.A. Shwiff. 2013. Spillover benefits of wildlife management to support pheasant populations. Wildlife Society Bulletin 37(2): 278-280. doi 10.1002/wsb.280.

Anderson, A., C.A. Lindell, K.M. Moxcey, W.F. Siemer, G.M. Linz, P.D. Curtis, J.E. Carroll, C.L. Burrows, J.R. Boulanger, K.M.M. Steensma, and S.A. Shwiff. 2013. Bird damage to select fruit crops: The cost of damage and the benefits of control in five states. Crop Protection 52: 103-109. doi: 10.1016/jcropro.2013.05.019.

Chipman, R.B., T.W. Cozzens, S.A. Shwiff, R. Biswas, J. Plumley, J. O'Quinn, T.P. Algeo, C.E. Rupprecht, and D. Slate. 2013. Costs of raccoon rabies incidents in cattle herds in Hampshire County, West Virginia, and Guernsey County, Ohio. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association 243(11): 1561-1567.

Poessel, S. A., S. W. Breck, T. L. Teel, S. Shwiff, K. R. Crooks, and L. Angeloni. 2013. Patterns of human-coyote conflicts in the Denver Metropolitan Area. Journal of Wildlife Management 77:297-305.

Shwiff, S.A., A. Anderson, R. Cullen, P.C.L. White, and S.S. Shwiff. 2013. Assignment of measurable costs and benefits to wildlife conservation projects. Wildlife Research 40: 134-141. doi 10.1071/WR12102.

Shwiff, S., K. Hampson, and A. Anderson. 2013. Potential economic benefits of eliminating canine rabies. Antiviral Research 98:352-356.

Shwiff, S., C. Aenishaenslin, A. Ludwig, P. Berthiaume, M. Bigras-Poulin, K. Kirkpatrick, L. Lambert, and D. Belanger. 2013. Bioeconomic modelling of raccoon rabies spread management impacts in Quebec, Canada. Transboundary and Emerging Diseases 60: 330-337. doi 10.1111/j.1865-1682.2012.01351.x.


Anderson A., Shwiff S., Gebhardt K., Ramirez A.J., Kohler D., and L. Lecuona. 2012. Economic Evaluation of Vampire Bat (Desmodus rotundus) Rabies Prevention in Mexico. Transbound Emerg Dis. DOI: 10.1111/tbed.12007.

Shwiff, S., C. Aenishaenslin, A. Ludwig, P. Berthiaume, M. Bigras-Poulin, K. Kirkpatrick, L. Lambert, and D. Belanger. 2012. Bioeconomic Modelling of Raccoon Rabies Spread Management Impacts in Quebec, Canada. Transbound Emerg Diseases Epub.

Shwiff, S. A., J. C. Carlson, J. H. Glass, J. Suckow, M. S. Lowney, K. M. Moxcey, B. Larson, and G. M. Linz. 2012. Producer survey of bird-livestock interactions in commercial dairies. Journal of Dairy Science 95:6820-6829.

VerCauteren, K. C., C. K. Ellis, R. Chipman, T. J. Deliberto, S. Shwiff, and D. Slate. 2012. Rabies in North America: A Model of the One Health Approach, Pages 56-63 in S.N. Frey, editior. Proceedings of the 14th Wildlife Damage Management Conference.



11-FALL, M. W., M. L. AVERY, T. A. CAMPBELL, P. J. EGAN, R. M. ENGEMAN, D. PIMENTEL, W. C. PITT, S. A. SHWIFF, AND G. W. WITMER. 2011. Rodents and other vertebrate invaders in the United States. Pages 381-410 in D. Pimentel ,editor. Biological invasions, 2nd edition. CRC Press, Boca Raton, Florida.

11-GEBHARDT, K., A. M. ANDERSON, K. N. KIRKPATRICK, AND S. A. SHWIFF. 2011. A review and synthesis of bird and rodent damage estimates to select California crops. Crop Protection 30:1109-1116.

11-SHWIFF, S. A., K. N. KIRKPATRICK, AND K. GODWIN. 2011. Economic evaluation of beaver management to protect timber resources in Mississippi. Human-Wildlife Interactions 5:306-314.

11-SHWIFF, S. A., C. P. NUNAN, K. N. KIRKPATRICK, AND S. S. SHWIFF. 2011. A retrospective economic analysis of the Ontario red fox oral rabies vaccination programme. Zoonoses and Public Health 58:169-177.


10-CAUDELL, J. N., S. A. SHWIFF, AND M. T. SLATER. 2010. Using a cost-effectiveness model to determine the applicability of OvoControl G to manage nuisance Canada geese. Journal of Wildlife Management 74:843-848. 208K

10-COZZENS, T., K. GEBHARDT, S. A. SHWIFF, M. W. LUTMAN, K. PEDERSEN, AND S. SWAFFORD. 2010. Modeling the economic impact of feral swine-transmitted foot-and-mouth disease: a case study from Missouri. Proceedings of the Vertebrate Pest Conference 24:308-311. 268K

10- SHWIFF, S. A., K. GEBHARDT, K. N. KIRKPATRICK, AND S. S. SHWIFF. 2010. Potential economic damage from introduction of brown tree snakes, Boiga irregularis (Reptilia: Colubridae) to the islands of Hawaii. Pacific Science 64:1-10.


09-GEBHARDT, K., S. A. SHWIFF, B. R. LELAND, D. R. HATCHETT, AND M. J. BODENCHUK. 2009. Methodology to estimate cost savings associated with the use of trap monitor systems by Wildlife Services. Proceedings of the Wildlife Damage Management Conference 13:132-136. 106K

09-SHWIFF, S. A., R. T. STERNER, R. HALE, M. T. JAY, B. SUN, AND D. SLATE. 2009. Benefit cost scenarios of potential oral rabies vaccination for skunks in California. Journal of Wildlife Diseases 45:227-233. 316K

09-STERNER, R. T. 2009. The economics of threatened species conservation: a review and analysis. Pages 213-235 in J. B. Aronoff ,editor. Handbook of Nature Conservation. Nova Science Publishers, Hauppauge, New York. 1, 873K

09-STERNER, R. T., M. I. MELTZER, S. A. SHWIFF, AND D. SLATE. 2009. Tactics and economics of wildlife oral rabies vaccination, Canada and the United States. Emerging Infectious Diseases 15:1176-1184 (+ 3 technical appendices[various pagings]). 895K


08-SHWIFF, S. A., K. N. KIRKPATRICK, T. L. DEVAULT, A. J. VANDEVALK, J. T. H. COLEMAN, AND J. R. JACKSON. 2008. Methodology to quantify the economic impact of the double-crested cormorant ( Phalacrocorax auritus) to the Oneida Lake Region, New York. Proceedings of the Vertebrate Pest Conference 23:103-107. 458K

08-SHWIFF, S. A., K. N. KIRKPATRICK, AND R. T. STERNER. 2008. Economic evaluation of an oral rabies vaccination program for control of a domestic dog-coyote rabies epizootic: 1995-2006. JAVMA 233:1736-1741. 341K

08-SHWIFF, S. A., K. N. KIRKPATRICK, R. T. STERNER, AND K. GEBHARDT. 2008. The economic impacts of bird and rodent damage to California crops: a methodology to select counties for input-output modeling. Proceedings of the Vertebrate Pest Conference 23:286-289. 352K

08-STERNER, R. T. 2008. The IPM paradigm: vertebrates, economics, and uncertainty. Proceedings of the Vertebrate Pest Conference 23:194-200. 261K

08-STERNER, R. T. 2008. Reducing the uncertainty of IPM economics. Pages 163-181 in E. N. Burton and P. V. Williams, editors. Crop Protection Research Advances. Nova Science Publishers, Hauppauge, New York. 1,111K

08-STERNER, R. T., B. SUN, J. B. BOURASSA, R. L. HALE, S. A. SHWIFF, M. T. JAY, AND D. SLATE. 2008. Skunk rabies in California (1992-2003)--implications for oral rabies vaccination. Journal of Wildlife Diseases 44:1008-1013. 870K


07-CAUDELL, J. N., AND S. A. SHWIFF. 2007. Modeling costs of using Ovocontrol G for managing nuisance Canada Goose ( Branta canadensis) populations. Proceedings of the Wildlife Damage Management Conference 12:42-49. 64K

07-DUNBAR, M. R., R. T. STERNER, AND S. R. JOHNSON. 2007. Impacts of wildlife diseases in urban environments. Proceedings of the Wildlife Damage Management Conference 12:253-264. 351K

07-SHWIFF, S. A., H. T. SMITH, R. M. ENGEMAN, R. M. BARRY, R. J. ROSSMANITH, AND M. NELSON. 2007. Bioeconomic analysis of herpetofauna road-kills in a Florida state park. Ecological Economics 64:181-185. 199K

07-SHWIFF, S. A., R. T. STERNER, M. T. JAY, S. PARIKH, A. BELLOMY, M. I. MELTZER, C. E. RUPPRECHT, AND D. SLATE. 2007. Direct and indirect costs of rabies exposure: a retrospective study in southern California (1998-2002). Journal of Wildlife Diseases 43:251-257.


06-SHWIFF, S. A., R. T. STERNER, M. T. JAY, S. PARIKH, A. BELLOMY, M. I. MELTZER, C.E. RUPPRECHT, AND D. SLATE. Direct and indirect costs of rabies exposure: a retrospective study in southern California (1998 - 2002). Journal of Wildlife Diseases (in press) Attachments: Form A, Form B, Form C

06-STERNER, R. T., AND G. C. SMITH. 2006. Modelling wildlife rabies: transmission, economics, and conservation. Biological Conservation 131:163-179. 326K


05-SHWIFF, S. A., R. T. STERNER, J. W. TURMAN, AND B. D. FOSTER. 2005. Ex post economic analysis of reproduction-monitoring and predator-removal variables associated with protection of the endangered California least tern. Ecological Economics 53:277-287. 517K


04-88 SHWIFF, S. A. 2004. Economics in wildlife damage management studies: common problems and some solutions. Proceedings of the Vertebrate Pest Conference 21:346-349. 326K

04-96 STERNER, R. T. AND B. SUN. 2004. Relative factor costs of wildlife rabies impacts in the U. S. Proceedings of the Vertebrate Pest Conference 21:185-189. 347K


03-37 ENGEMAN, R. M., H. T. SMITH, S. A. SHWIFF, B. CONSTANTIN, J. WOOLARD, M. NELSON, AND D. GRIFFIN. 2003. Prevalence and economic value of feral swine damage to native habitat in three Florida state parks. Environmental Conservation 30(4):319-324. 339K

03-85 SHWIFF, S. A., H. T. SMITH, A. M. BARD, T. V. HARBOR, G. W. HEATH, AND R. M. ENGEMAN. 2003. An economic analysis of a simple structural method to reduce road-kills of royal terns at bridges. Caribbean Journal of Science 39(2):250-253. 168K


02-98 SHWIFF, S. A., AND R. T. STERNER. 2002. An economic framework for benefit-cost analysis in wildlife damage studies. Proceedings: Vertebrate Pest Conference 20:340-344. 357K


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