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dc.contributor.authorPerreau, Katharine E.
dc.date.accessioned2013-04-03T01:41:16Z
dc.date.available2013-04-03T01:41:16Z
dc.date.issued1992
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10182/5314
dc.description.abstractThe introduction of organisms into New Zealand, for the purpose of controlling pests, involves many risks and uncertainties. Prior to the importation of these biological control agents, an environmental assessment is required to evaluate whether the potential benefits outweigh the adverse impacts. This analysis determines the extent to which the current procedure assesses the relevant impacts in an efficient and effective manner and addresses conflicting values. Limitations that are identified are primarily: lack of understanding about the ecological system being manipulated; the fragmented legislation; and the differing values that the public attribute to the target organism and the biocontrol agent. Recommendations address four areas of weakness: the collation of information; funding; the timing of the environmental assessment; and the effectiveness of the procedure in dealing with all biocontrol proposals. Some of the recommended changes could occur as a result of the proposed Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Law Reform.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherLincoln Universityen
dc.rights.urihttps://researcharchive.lincoln.ac.nz/page/rights
dc.subjectgorse mitesen
dc.subjectpestsen
dc.subjectbiological controlen
dc.subjectenvironmental assessmenten
dc.subjectNew Zealanden
dc.subjectecological systemen
dc.subjectpolicyen
dc.titleGorse mites to myxomatosis : assessing their impact on the environmenten
dc.typeThesisen
thesis.degree.grantorLincoln Universityen
thesis.degree.levelMastersen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen
lu.thesis.supervisorWard, Jonet
lu.thesis.supervisorWoudberg, Lesley
lu.contributor.unitDepartment of Environmental Managementen
dc.rights.accessRightsDigital thesis can be viewed by current staff and students of Lincoln University only. Print copy available for reading in Lincoln University Library. May be available through inter-library loan.en
dc.subject.anzsrc050204 Environmental Impact Assessmenten
dc.subject.anzsrc050206 Environmental Monitoringen


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