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Estimating benefits


Bangsund D.A., Leistritz F.L. and Leitch J.A. (1999). Assessing economic impacts of biological control of weeds: the case of leafy spurge in the northern Great Plains of the United States. Journal of Environmental Management. 1999. 56: 1, 35-43 56: 35-43.

Caltagirone L.E. and Huffaker C.B. (1980). Benefits and risks of using predators and parasites for controlling pests. Ecological Bulletin 31: 103-109.

Goldson S.L., Proffitt J.R. and Muscroft-Taylor K.E. (1993). The economic value of achieving biological control of Sitona discoideus. Pp. 45-60 In: Plant Protection: Costs, Benefits and Trade Implications, D.M. Suckling and A.J. Popay (Ed.) New Zealand Plant Protection Society Inc.

Greathead D.J. (1995). Benefits and risks of classical biological control. Pp. 53-63 In: Biological Control: benefits and Risks, H.M.T. Hokkanen and J. Lynch (Ed.) Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK.

Grundy T.P. (1989). An economic evaluation of biological control of rose-grain aphid in New Zealand. Agribusiness & Economics Research Unit, Lincoln College, Canterbury. 200 pp.

Jetter K. (2005). Economic framework for decision making in biological control. Biological Control 35: 348-357.
A technique known as threshold cost/benefit analysis is presented and an example on how to apply this method is illustrated using the yellow starthistle biological control program. The results show that incorporating uncertainty into the analysis can have a significant impact on the decision to undertake a biological control program.

van Lenteren J.C. (1997). Benefits and risks of introducing exotic macro-biological control agents into Europe. Pp. 15-27 In: EPPO/CABI workshop on safety and efficacy of biological control in Europe, I.M. Smith (Ed.) Blackwell Science Ltd., Oxford.

Voegele J.M., Klingauf F. and Engelhardt T. (1989). Studies on the economic returns of biological pest control with a case study from Western Samoa. Gesunde Pflanzen 41: 255-258.

White J.M., Allen P.G., Moffitt L.J. and Kingsley P.P. (1995). Economic analysis of an areawide program for biological control of the alfalfa weevil. American Journal of Alternative Agriculture 10: 173-179.

Wilgen B.W., Van Wit M.P., de Anderson H.J., Maitre D.C., le Kotze I.M., Ndala S., Brown B., Rapholo M.B. (2004). Costs and benefits of biological control of invasive alien plants: case studies from South Africa. South African Journal of Science. 100: 113-122.

Zeddies J., Schaab R.P., Neuenschwander P. and Herren H.R. (2001). Economics of biological control of cassava mealybug in Africa. Pp. 209-219 In: Agricultural Economics, (Ed.) Elsevier Science B.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands.