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- Leppanen, Christy; Frank, David M.; Lockyer, John J.; Fellhoelter, Casey J.; Cameron, Anna Killeen; Hardy, Bevin A.; Smith, Lucas Jeffrey; Clevenger, Macey R.; Simberloff, Daniel
- Biological invasions 2019 v.21 no.2 pp. 615-624
- Adelges tsugae; Laricobius nigrinus; biological control; biological control agents; case studies; chemical control; ecological invasion; ecosystems; experts; fearfulness; forest insects; hybridization; invasive species; new species; nontarget organisms; pollinators; risk; uncertainty; water quality
- ... Public support can aid invasive species control and thus reduce negative impacts. Scientific communication can help or hinder efforts when associated risk and uncertainty are exaggerated or neglected, creating fear or distrust. Review of 104 media articles about managing a devastating forest insect, the hemlock woolly adelgid (Adelges tsugae), revealed that uncertainties and value judgments associ ...