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

  title={Intentional introductions of nonindigenous species : a principal-agent model and protocol for revocable decisions},
  author={Michael H. Thomas and Alan Randall},
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 allow ex post revocation of any release that turned out to be harmful. Currently, standard decision protocols regulating releases depend… CONTINUE READING

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