Supporting pest risk assessments in natural ecosystems
May 11th, 2020
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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
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.