Assessing Probabilistic Risk Assessment Approaches for Insect Biological Control Introductions

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Leyla V. Kaufman ; Mark G. Wright (2017)
  • Publisher: MDPI AG
  • Journal: Insects, volume 8, issue 3 (issn: 2075-4450, eissn: 2075-4450)
  • Related identifiers: pmc: PMC5620687, doi: 10.3390/insects8030067
  • Subject: risk assessment | Q | natural enemies | origin | Science | non-target species | Article

The introduction of biological control agents to new environments requires host specificity tests to estimate potential non-target impacts of a prospective agent. Currently, the approach is conservative, and is based on physiological host ranges determined under captive... View more
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