BAIPA (for “Biocontrol Adverse Impact Probability Assessment”) is a new probabilistic tool that assesses the potential unwanted impact of organisms released in biological control programmes on non-target species.
The BN integrates information on the potential of an insect parasitoid used in biological control to: (1) disperse in new habitats; (2) interact with non-target species; and eventually (3) negatively impact the populations of the non-target species.
The two exemplar BNs on this repository assess the potential of an insect parasitoid released for biological control of pasture weevils in New Zealand (Microctonus aethiopoides) to disperse in new habitats, interact with on-target species (native weevils in the genus Nicaeana) , and eventually negatively impact the populations of the non-target species. Two habitats are assessed, low-intensity grazing pastures (LIP - this model) and native grassland (NG). Both models were built with GeNIe <bayesfusion.co...>