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Gene Drives at Tipping Points

Precautionary Technology Assessment and Governance of New Approaches to Genetically Modify Animal and Plant Populations

  • Represents the first extensive volume dedicated to assessment, design and governance of gene drives

  • Provides orientation for all stakeholders facing the rise in technology development and current plans to release organisms carrying gene drives

  • Provides instructions for precautionary risk governance including low risk technology design and the integration of precautionary measures into European Regulations

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Table of contents (9 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xviii
  2. Technology Characterisation

    • Johannes L. Frieß, Bernd Giese, Arnim von Gleich
    Pages 1-28Open Access
  3. Gene Drives Touching Tipping Points

    • Broder Breckling, Arnim von Gleich
    Pages 29-56Open Access
  4. Vulnerability Analysis of Ecological Systems

    • Carina R. Lalyer, Arnim von Gleich, Bernd Giese
    Pages 57-77Open Access
  5. Case Study 1: Olive Fruit Fly (Bactrocera oleae)

    • Merle Preu, Johannes L. Frieß, Broder Breckling, Winfried Schröder
    Pages 79-101Open Access
  6. Case Study 2: Oilseed Rape (Brassica napus L.)

    • Johannes L. Frieß, Broder Breckling, Kathrin Pascher, Winfried Schröder
    Pages 103-145Open Access
  7. Model Concepts for Gene Drive Dynamics

    • Johannes L. Frieß, Merle Preu, Broder Breckling
    Pages 147-166Open Access
  8. Alternative Techniques and Options for Risk Reduction of Gene Drives

    • Bernd Giese, Arnim von Gleich, Johannes L. Frieß
    Pages 167-185Open Access
  9. Back Matter

    Pages 245-256

About this book

This open access book reports on a pilot project aiming at collecting information on the socio-ecological risks that could arise in the event of an uncontrolled spread of genetically engineered organisms into the environment. The researchers will, for instance, be taking a closer look at genetically engineered oilseed rape, genetically engineered olive flies as well as plants and animals with so-called gene drives. The book mainly adresses researchers.

Editors and Affiliations

  • Department of Technological Design and Development, Faculty Production Engineering, University of Bremen, Bremen, Germany

    Arnim von Gleich

  • Lehrstuhl für Landschaftsökologie, Universität Vechta, Vechta, Germany

    Winfried Schröder

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Gene Drives at Tipping Points

  • Book Subtitle: Precautionary Technology Assessment and Governance of New Approaches to Genetically Modify Animal and Plant Populations

  • Editors: Arnim von Gleich, Winfried Schröder

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-38934-5

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Earth and Environmental Science, Earth and Environmental Science (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2020

  • License: CC BY

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-030-38933-8Published: 24 April 2020

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-030-38936-9Published: 18 September 2020

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-030-38934-5Published: 23 April 2020

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XVIII, 256

  • Number of Illustrations: 9 b/w illustrations, 28 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Ecotoxicology, Environmental Health, Environmental Management

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