Invasive Species Compendium

Detailed coverage of invasive species threatening livelihoods and the environment worldwide

Abstract

Working Group: Benefits and Risks of Exotic Biological Control Agents and Proceedings of the fourth meeting at Ponta Delgada, Azores, Portugal, 12-14 September 2018.

Abstract

These proceedings contain 21 papers dealing with recent research on benefits and risks of exotic biological control agents. Topics discussed focus on the following areas: characteristics of exotic natural enemies which are considered to be successful biological control agents; characteristics of exotic natural enemies introduced into a country as biological control agents which subsequently become invasive alien species; environmental benefits and risks of releasing exotic biological control agents to increase cogency of decision making on classical biological control initiatives.