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THEME A

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 research in this theme includes (June 2019):

  • Improving risk prediction & reducing uncertainty pre-release for classical biocontrol
  • Understanding the direct and indirect environmental impacts of BCA introductions to inform future decisions
Barbara Barratt Theme A Leader
Barbara Barratt
Phone: 03 489 9059