Biocontrol Information Resource for EPA Applicants
This information resource is intended to assist biological control researchers and practitioners who are planning to prepare an application to the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) [http://www.epa.govt.nz] to bring a new organism in to New Zealand for the purpose of biological control.
The information contained may also be useful to submitters, stakeholders, Maori and others who have an interest in biological control applications. It comprises information and advice on:
BCANZ [http://www.b3nz.org/bcanz], the database of biological control agents introduced to New Zealand [http://www.b3nz.org/bcanz].
- background information on biological control safety;
- selecting safe biological control agents;
- how to apply to bring new organisms for biological control into containment;
- containment testing methods;
- preparing an application for general release or release with controls;
- how to prepare for a public hearing;
- release methods;
- post-release monitoring;
- annotated bibliography
The information contained within this resource has been prepared by the research team of the Research Collaboration Better Border Biosecurity (B3) [http://www.b3nz.org], funded by MBIE Core Funding to the research provider partners AgResearch, Plant and Food Research, Scion and Landcare Research.
The authors of the text are: Barbara Barratt (AgResearch), Lisa Berndt (Scion), Sarah Dodd (Landcare Research), Richard Hill (Richard Hill & Associates), John Kean (AgResearch), Dave Teulon (Plant & Food Research), and Toni Withers (Scion).
The resource was assembled in consultation with the former ERMA New Zealand [http://www.ermanz.govt.nz], EPA [http://www.epa.govt.nz] and Department of Conservation [http://www.doc.govt.nz] staff. These agencies are end-user partners within B3.
Please cite this website as:
Barratt B.I.P., Berndt L.A., Dodd S.L., Ferguson C.M., Hill R.L., Kean J.M., Teulon D.A.J. and Withers T.M. (2007). BIREA - Biocontrol Information Resource for EPA applicants. http://www.b3nz.org/birea/ (accessed February 2020).