Biosecurity over the horizon: identifying invasive agricultural pests in China
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A database insect pests of pasture and indigenous grasslands found in China (incl. impact, potential pathways) will be developed that will enable organisms of biosecurity concern to be identified
A proof-of-concept ‘Sentinel Plants Habitat’ risk assessment tool for insect pests will be developed and tested for grassland plant communities rather than single plant species
Information on the insect pest taxa and communities (incl. biology, impact) found in Chinese pastoral systems will be made accessible to non-Chinese researchers
The plant ‘plant communities’ approach for biosecurity risk assessment will be assessed using the Chinese pastoral system as a model. The ‘plant communities’ based risk approach will be compared and contrasted with current risk assessment approaches such as those targeting a single plant species only.