Rabbit Calicivirus Disease : Magic Bullet or Pandora's Box? A Case Study on Biological Controls

TitleRabbit Calicivirus Disease : Magic Bullet or Pandora's Box? A Case Study on Biological Controls
Publication TypeCase Study
Year of Publication2002
AuthorsFortier, GM
Corporate AuthorsNational Center for Case Study Teaching in Science, University at Buffalo,
Date Published10/2002
PublisherNational Center for Case Study Teaching in Science, University at Buffalo
Keywordsalien , Biocontrol , Biological , calicivirus , ECOLOGY , ENVIRONMENTAL , ENVIRONMENTAL ethics , EUROPEAN , introduced , myxoma , New , Pest , SPECIES , Zoology
AbstractThe characters in this dilemma case, representing the scientific community and government, must make a decision about whether or not to release a virulent pathogen into the environment in order to control the rapidly expanding population of European rabbits in New Zealand. As they work through the case, students grapple with the complex issues associated with introduced species and biological controls. The case was originally written for a wildlife management course taught to college juniors and seniors.
URLhttp://sciencecases.lib.buffalo.edu/cs/collection/detail.asp?case_id=338&id=338
Home Web Sitehttp://sciencecases.lib.buffalo.edu/
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