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Governance of genetic biocontrol technologies for invasive fish

Gilna, Ben; Kuzma, Jennifer; Showalter Otts, Stephanie

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The modification of living agents for biological control can be collectively regarded as genetic biocontrol (GBC). Applications to invasive fish are an area of significant work in GBC, employing a diversity of techniques. Some of these techniques are governed by particular legislation, policy or treaty, (e.g., transgenesis), while others deliver agents with similar properties with minimal regulation. Together, this heterogeneity of governance and biology creates a number of challenges for...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorGilna, Ben
dc.contributor.authorKuzma, Jennifer
dc.contributor.authorShowalter Otts, Stephanie
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-10T23:13:32Z
dc.identifier.issn1387-3547
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/64463
dc.description.abstractThe modification of living agents for biological control can be collectively regarded as genetic biocontrol (GBC). Applications to invasive fish are an area of significant work in GBC, employing a diversity of techniques. Some of these techniques are governed by particular legislation, policy or treaty, (e.g., transgenesis), while others deliver agents with similar properties with minimal regulation. Together, this heterogeneity of governance and biology creates a number of challenges for effective use of GBC. In some cases, there are gaps and inconsistencies that pose real threats to biodiversity, and the long term sustainability of oversight arrangements as they currently stand is questionable. Researchers and would-be users of GBC for invasive fish must proactively engage with a variety of stakeholders to improve governance (in fish and other taxa), which we contend may include reconfiguration of relevant national governance systems, meaningful stakeholder dialogue and the creation of a new international treaty dedicated to biological control.
dc.publisherSpringer
dc.sourceBiological Invasions
dc.titleGovernance of genetic biocontrol technologies for invasive fish
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.identifier.citationvolume16
dc.date.issued2014
local.identifier.absfor050202 - Conservation and Biodiversity
local.identifier.ariespublicationu4279067xPUB944
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationGilna, Ben, College of Medicine, Biology and Environment, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationKuzma, Jennifer, University of Minnesota
local.contributor.affiliationShowalter Otts, Stephanie, University of Mississippi
local.description.embargo2037-12-31
local.bibliographicCitation.issue6
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage1299
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage1312
local.identifier.doi10.1007/s10530-012-0367-x
local.identifier.absseo960799 - Environmental Policy, Legislation and Standards not elsewhere classified
dc.date.updated2015-12-10T09:40:04Z
local.identifier.scopusID2-s2.0-84900002278
local.identifier.thomsonID000338444500009
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