Benefits and Risks Associated with Exotic Biological Control Agents

Contacts

Peter Mason (chair), Canada, masonp@agr.gc.ca

Georg Heimpel, USA, heimp001@umn.edu

 

Aims

The aims of this working group are, among others,

  1. to assess the characteristics of exotic natural enemies which are considered to be successful biological control agents, and

  2. to assess the characteristics of exotic natural enemies introduced into a country as biological control agents which subsequently become invasive alien species.


This IOBC Global Working Group will closely collaborate with an IOBC-WPRS Working Group which is active in the same area and currently concentrates on the invasion of Harmonia axyridis into Europe.

Benefits and Risks Associated with Exotic Biological Control Agents, IOBC-Global Working Group