Plant Protection and Quarantine

Black Point-Green Point, CA, United States

Plant Protection and Quarantine

Black Point-Green Point, CA, United States

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Venette R.C.,University of Minnesota | Kriticos D.J.,CSIRO | Magarey R.D.,North Carolina State University | Koch F.H.,North Carolina State University | And 11 more authors.
BioScience | Year: 2010

Pest risk maps are powerful visual communication tools to describe where invasive alien species might arrive, establish, spread, or cause harmful impacts. These maps inform strategic and tactical pest management decisions, such as potential restrictions on international trade or the design of pest surveys and domestic quarantines. Diverse methods are available to create pest risk maps, and can potentially yield different depictions of risk for the same species. Inherent uncertainties about the biology of the invader, future climate conditions, and species interactions further complicate map interpretation. If multiple maps are available, risk managers must choose how to incorporate the various representations of risk into their decisionmaking process, and may make significant errors if they misunderstand what each map portrays. This article describes the need for pest risk maps, compares pest risk mapping methods, and recommends future research to improve such important decision-support tools. © 2010 by American Institute of Biological Sciences. All rights reserved.


Millar I.M.,ARC Plant Protection Research Institute | Dooley J.W.,Plant Protection and Quarantine
Zootaxa | Year: 2013

Dialeurolobus proteae sp. nov. is described from Protea nitida (Proteaceae) in South Africa, and from specimens intercepted on protea plants imported into the U.S.A.from South Africa. Its affinities to the other species of Dialeurolobus are discussed, and a diagnostic key is provided to identify the species of this genus. Copyright © 2013 Magnolia Press.

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