A Focus on “Intended Consequences” to Drive Conservation Action | Conservation Science and Practice
Press Release, April 15, 2021 | A newly published special issue of Conservation Science and Practice makes the case for rebalancing the risk–benefit equation in conservation.
First GMO Mosquitoes to Be Released In the Florida Keys | Undark
The EPA approved Oxitec's mosquitoes for release this spring. Some scientists and locals want to halt the deployment.
Invasive Flies Prefer Untouched Territory When Laying Eggs
Hannah Burrack and Matt Shipman, Feb. 15, 2021 | The finding raises questions about how the flies can tell whether a piece of fruit is virgin territory – and what that might mean for pest control.
PSI Profile: Ross Sozzani, Platform Director for Plant Improvement
D'Lyn Ford, Feb. 9, 2021 | The plant improvement platform director for the North Carolina Plant Sciences Initiative shares her vision: collaboration, innovative crop technologies and students ready for the workforce.
Biotech: An Environmentalist’s Dilemna
Biodesigned, Jan. 21, 2021 | Environmental scientist Todd Kuiken weighs the pros and cons of deploying biotechnology to protect vulnerable ecosystems. Can altering the DNA of species save them from the impacts of human induced climate change, or will it wreak a new form of havoc?"
Scientists Set a Path for Field Trials of Gene Drive Organisms | Science
Press Release, December 17, 2020 | As genetically engineered organisms ramp up, a multidisciplinary coalition offers a framework for ethical, socially engaged and transparent field practices
|https://www.fdli.org/2021/04/new-bioengineered-aka-gm-food-disclosure-law-useful-information-or-consumer-confusion. Accessed 28 April 2021. PDF||Bioengineered food, Regulation, Governance, Transparency, Labeling|
Whose intentions? What consequences? Interrogating “Intended Consequences” for conservation with environmental biotechnologyBarnhill-Dilling, SK and Delborne, JA. Whose intentions? What consequences? Interrogating “Intended Consequences” for conservation with environmental biotechnology. Conservation Science and Practice 2021; e406. doi: 10.1111/csp2.406. PDF
|Biotechnology, Conservation, Responsible Research and Innovation|
|10.1111/csp2.371. PDF||Biodiversity, Public engagement, Conservation, Emerging technologies|
Ugandan stakeholder hopes and concerns about gene drive mosquitoes for malaria control: new directions for gene drive risk governanceHartley, S., Smith, R.D.J., Kokotovich, A. et al. Ugandan stakeholder hopes and concerns about gene drive mosquitoes for malaria control: new directions for gene drive risk governance. Malar J 20, 149 (2021). doi: 10.1186/s12936-021-03682-6 PDF
|Malaria control, Gene drive mosquitoes, Uganda, Stakeholders, Risk governance, Risk assessment, Target Malaria|
COVID-19: how a self-monitoring checklist can empower early intervention and slow disease progressionCummings, C.L., Miller, C.S. COVID-19: how a self-monitoring checklist can empower early intervention and slow disease progression. Environ Syst Decis (2021). doi: 10.1007/s10669-021-09806-2. PDF
|COVID-19, Risk, Early Intervention, Risk Response|
|10.1038/s41598-021-83354-2||Agroecology, Behavioural ecology, Invasive species, Microbial ecology|