Meeting the challenge of quantitative risk assessment for genetic control techniques: a framework and some methods applied to the common Carp (Cyprinus carpio) in Australia

@article{Hayes2012MeetingTC,
  title={Meeting the challenge of quantitative risk assessment for genetic control techniques: a framework and some methods applied to the common Carp (Cyprinus carpio) in Australia},
  author={Keith R. Hayes and Brian Leung and Ronald E. Thresher and Jeffrey M. Dambacher and Geoffrey R. Hosack},
  journal={Biological Invasions},
  year={2012},
  volume={16},
  pages={1273-1288}
}
In Australia the European carp is widespread, environmentally damaging and difficult to control. Genetic control options are being developed for this species but risk-assessment studies to support these options have been limited. The key science challenge in this context is our limited understanding of complex and highly variable ecosystems. Hierarchical models are one way to approach this complexity and heterogeneity. These models treat the factors that determine risk as a joint probability… CONTINUE READING