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Risk Assessment (Intentional Introductions)

Improved tools and methodologies for assessing risk and predicting impacts for intentional introductions.

Theme Scope:

Improved prediction of the potential impacts of new and wanted organism introductions to enable biocontrol agent applicants to better meet the ‘Minimum Standards’ of the HSNO Act (1996)


Current Projects

Testing the toolbox – reducing uncertainty around non-target impacts

Lead By Jacqui Todd ([email protected]). Duration: Project A22.1: 2022 - 2025 (3 years)

He Waka Hourua: Matāuranga and Western science navigate a safe course for future biocontrol

Lead By Waipaina Awarau-Morris, Ngāti Porou iwi ([email protected]) David Teulon ([email protected]). Duration: Project A22.3 runs from 2022 - 2025 (3 years)

Projects completed in 2022 / 2023

Improving risk prediction & reducing uncertainty pre-release for classical biocontrol agents

Lead By Gonzalo Avila ([email protected]) and Toni Withers ([email protected]). Duration: Project A17.2 ran from 2017-2022 (5 yrs)

Understanding the direct and indirect environmental impacts of biocontrol agent introductions to inform future decisions

Lead By Barbara Barratt ([email protected]). Duration: Project A17.3 ran from 2017-2022 (5 yrs)

Pre-emptive biocontrol risk assessment for high-risk biosecurity threats in New Zealand

Lead By Gonzalo Avila ([email protected]). Duration: Project A21.1 ran from June 2021 - June 2022 (1 year)
Barbara Barratt Theme A Leader
Barbara Barratt
Phone: 03 489 9059