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- Ronald E. Thresher; Michael Jones; D. Andrew R. Drake
- 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 ...
- 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 ...