Invasive species and biosecurity
Protecting humans, domestic and wild animals, and the environment from risky biological agents is a multifaceted endeavor.
The scope of what is considered biosecurity is ever expanding and the conditions that underlie insecurity remain somewhat unclear.
This research stream focuses primarily on the human dimensions of biosecurity, including how conservation officers can serve as a force multiplier in efforts to reduce insecurity.
Perry, G., Curzer, H., Farmer, M., Gore, M. L., and D. Simberloff. (2019). Historical, ethical and (extra)legal perspectives on culpability in “accidental” species introductions. BioScience. https://doi.org/10.1093/biosci/biz12.1.
Gore, M. L., Zwickle, A., Hamm, J., and D. Etter. (2016). Michigan Applied Public Policy Brief: Using new methods in risk communication to improve invasive species management in Michigan. Michigan Applied Public Policy Research. Michigan State University.