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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 ...
- Thresher, Ronald E.; Jones, Michael; Drake, D. Andrew R.
- Biological invasions 2019 v.21 no.2 pp. 575-586
- Culicidae; Petromyzon marinus; attitudes and opinions; biological control; biotechnology; ecological invasion; ethics; fisheries; genetics; invasive species; research and development; risk; stakeholders; surveys; Great Lakes
- ... Several factors, including: (1) on-going difficulties of cost-effectively managing invasive species; (2) recent successes in using recombinant genetics to suppress mosquito populations; and, (3) developments in gene-drive technology, have re-invigorated interest in using genetic biotechnology to manage the impacts of invasive species. However, the extent to which there is ‘social license’ to devel ...