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An overview of risk assessment in a marine biosecurity context

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posted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 by Marnie CampbellMarnie Campbell
Our ability to manage the variety of human induced stresses in the marine environment is hampered by limited resources, a lack of fundamental knowledge and the absence of appropriate tools (Lubchenco et al. 1991; Norse 1993). This is particularly true when faced with introduced marine species. Structured and transparent evaluation techniques that both determine and justify management decisions are needed to effectively deal with introduced marine species in both an ecological and socio-political sense (as discussed by Hewitt et al., Chap. 33). Coupling this need with knowledge, resource and data limitations has led decision makers and management to use risk assessment as a means to direct their actions.

Funding

Category 1 - Australian Competitive Grants (this includes ARC, NHMRC)

History

Editor

rilov G; Crooks JA

Parent Title

Biological invasions in marine ecosystems : ecological, management and geographic perspectives

Start Page

353

End Page

373

Number of Pages

21

ISBN-13

9783540792352

Publisher

Springer

Place of Publication

Berlin

Open Access

No

External Author Affiliations

Australian Maritime College; Not affiliated to a Research Institute;

Era Eligible

Yes

Number of Chapters

34