Ecology. Biological control of invading species--risk and reform.

  title={Ecology. Biological control of invading species--risk and reform.},
  author={Donald R. Strong and Robert W. Pemberton},
  volume={288 5473},
Conservation relies increasingly on biological control (BC) of organisms that invade in natural and agricultural areas throughout the world. However, some BC organisms have harmed native species. In the United States, regulations are based on old laws meant to bar agricultural pests, and these are particularly ineffective in protecting native invertebrate animals. Improved ecological safety of BC depends on recognizing that BC is not appropriate for every pest, factoring ecological safety into… CONTINUE READING
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