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A risk analysis framework for forest pest management.2015. Nealis, V.G. The Forestry Chronicle 91 (1) 32-39.

Year: 2015

Available from: Pacific Forestry Centre

Catalog ID: 35877

Language: English / French

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DOI: 10.5558/tfc2015-008

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Abstract

A risk analysis framework comprised of assessment, response and communication elements is discussed in the context of forest pest management in Canada. Despite many shared pests and common issues in resource management, capacity in forest pest management varies greatly by jurisdictions depending on historical, socio-economic and cultural expectations. Research and operational expertise is separated among jurisdictions as is responsibility for native and alien pests. A risk analysis framework provides a structure for the development of common evidence-based analysis, harmonized responses and best practices. Two case studies: mountain pine beetle, a native insect, and gypsy moth, an alien invasive insect, are presented to illustrate the process.

Plain Language Summary

A risk analysis framework comprised of assessment, response, and communication elements is discussed in the context of forest pest management in Canada. Despite many shared pests and common issues in resource management, capacity in forest pest management varies greatly by jurisdictions depending on historical, socio-economic, and cultural expectations. Research and operational expertise is separated among jurisdictions as is responsibility for native and alien pests. A risk analysis framework provides a structure for the development of common evidence-based analysis, harmonized responses, and best practices by all practitioners. Two case studies; mountain pine beetle, a native insect, and gypsy moth, an alien invasive insect, are presented to illustrate the process.

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A risk analysis framework for forest pest management
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