Unit plan: Making a case for possum biocontrol
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Students collect information from the public about methods of controlling possum numbers and then present a report on the use of biocontrol.
To demonstrate the complexity of the possum control problem. To show that biotechnological solutions involve input from a wide range of sources and that a successful outcome cannot be implemented without extensive consultation with the public.
Biocontrol, possum damage, ecological niche.
- 01 December 2005