Intentional introductions of nonindigenous species : a principal-agent model and protocol for revocable decisions

Abstract

Alien or genetically altered species, purposefully released to generate various benefits, may contribute to unanticipated damage to the delicate balance of an existing ecosystem. In an ideal world, harm can be avoided in either of two ways: (1) perfect ex ante information would allow the choice of only beneficial releases; and (2) perfect revocability would… (More)

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