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Supporting pest risk assessments in natural ecosystems

Biosecurity outcome

  • A framework that will underpin improved biosecurity risk assessment for invasive organisms in natural ecosystems based on a comparative analysis of the characteristics of invasive organisms established in natural and productive plant systems

Science outcome

  • A greater understanding of the characteristics of invasive insect species that leads to establishment in natural ecosystems as well as productive systems.

Key end users/stakeholders

Implementation:  The completed framework will be used by DOC and MPI Science & Risk – Plants & Pathways, as part of their risk assessment processes, to identify biosecurity threats to New Zealand’s natural systems.