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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 ...
- Oulimathe Paraiso; M. T. K. Kairo; S. D. Hight; N. C. Leppla; J. P. Cuda; M. Owens; M. T. Olexa
- BioControl 2013 v.58 no.1 pp. 1-15
- Internet; attitudes and opinions; biological control; biological control agents; decision making; hearings; imports; information sources; plant protection; researchers; risk; risk assessment process; risk communication process; risk management process; stakeholders; surveys; United States
- ... Concerns about potentially irreversible non-target impacts from the importation and release of entomophagous biological control agents (BCAs) have resulted in increasingly stringent national import requirements by National Plant Protection Organizations worldwide. However, there is a divergence of opinions among regulators, researchers, environmentalists, and the general public on ways to appropri ...