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Understanding the risks vs benefits of classical biological control programs for crop pests: Case studies from Africa

April 28, 2021 at 11:00 am - 11:30 am EDT

Speaker: Ivan Rwomushana, Ph.D. CABI, Nairobi, Kenya

This is the first of two speakers addressing the Theme of Non-target effects and predator/competitor interactions on April 28, 2021.

This webinar is part of a series entitled:

Ecological Relationships of Mosquito Disease Vectors: Anticipating Risk Assessment of Gene Drive Technologies.  

An often-raised concern for the development of genetically modified mosquito technologies is the limitation of our understanding of mosquito ecology.

This series of webinars will explore mosquito ecology with an emphasis on interspecific interactions.

The speakers will describe methods by which potential interactions that may impact human or animal health and the environment can be examined in the context of case-by-case risk assessment and safety testing.
During each of the 5 meetings 2 speakers will present on related topics followed by a question and answer period.

These webinars will provide valuable information for those considering issues of risk associated with population-suppression and -modification forms of vector control such as gene drive.

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