FIB Assessment and communication of risk in agricultural quarantine issues


This research will improve understanding of sociocultural influences on the assessment and communication of quarantine risk and build capacity of government and industry to respond to quanarntine risk events, manage uncertainties associated with quarantine risk, and sustain agricultural industries. The research will also provide a foundation for integration of social and biophysical data relating to quarantine risk management.


National Rural Issues

Research Organisation

Charles Sturt University

Objective Summary

Identify the social construction of quarantine risk across organisational media industry and other subcultures. Identify different risk discourses used in the assessment and communication of risk between scientific experts across different stakeholder groups and between experts and nonexperts. Explore the impact of scientific uncertainty on the assessment and communication of risk.

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Project Start Date

Friday, October 8, 2004

Project Completion Date

Monday, November 24, 2008

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National Priority

Safeguarding Australia

National Priority


National Priority

NRI-National Rural Issues