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- Leah M. Sharpe
- Biological invasions 2014 v.16 no.6 pp. 1241-1256
- attitudes and opinions; biological control; cost benefit analysis; environmental impact; focus groups; invasive species; lakes; researchers; risk assessment; stakeholders; Great Lakes; United States
- ... Understanding people’s knowledge, attitudes, and concerns about genetic biocontrol can help researchers understand the challenges and opportunities that may be encountered during development of these technologies. This study conducted eight focus groups in the United States Great Lakes and Lake Champlain region to assess different stakeholders’ views about genetic biocontrol technology, factors af ...
- de Lange, Willem J.; van Wilgen, Brian W.
- Biological invasions 2010 v.12 no.12 pp. 4113-4124
- grazing; trees; cost benefit analysis; woody weeds; economic valuation; functional diversity; invasive species; economic impact; introduced plants; range management; simulation models; ecosystem services; econometric models; water resources; accuracy; biological control; shrubs; habitats; South Africa
- ... This study is a first attempt at a holistic economic evaluation of South African endeavours to manage invasive alien plants using biological control. Our focus was on the delivery of ecosystem services from habitats that are invaded by groups of weeds, rather than by each individual weed species. We established the net present value of the weed biological control efforts, and derived benefit:cost ...