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PreventionAuthor(s): Barbara Illman; Gary Man
Source: In: Dix, Mary Ellen; Britton, Kerry, editors. A dynamic invasive species research vision: Opportunities and priorities 2009-29. Gen. Tech. Rep. WO-79/83. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Research and Development: 85-90
Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
Station: Washington Office
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DescriptionPrevention is considered the most cost-effective element of the Forest Service Invasive Species Strategy (USDA Forest Service 2004). What makes prevention difficult is the desire to maximize free trade and the resulting benefits to society while, at the same time, protecting natural resources. The role of science is to first identify which commodities pose an unacceptable risk and then to either develop mitigations that will adequately ameliorate the risk or technically justify and facilitate commodity exclusion.
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CitationBritton, Kerry; Illman, Barbara; Mann, Gary. 2010. Prevention. In: Dix, Mary Ellen; Britton, Kerry, editors. A dynamic invasive species research vision: Opportunities and priorities 2009-29. Gen. Tech. Rep. WO-79/83. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Research and Development: 85-90.
KeywordsInsect pests, insect control, pest control, alien plants, biological invasions, nonindigenous pests, introduced organisms, pest introductions, forest diseases, forest pests, wood-decaying fungi, wood deterioration, risk management, risk assessment, lumber trade, pesticides, invasive species, biocides, decay fungi
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