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Exotic Pests and Diseases
Biology and Economics for Biosecurity
edited by Daniel A. Sumner

Exotic Pests and Diseases emphasizes the importance of policy measures to protect against the introduction and spread of exotic pests and diseases and provides needed analysis of the policies on this important topic.

Exotic Pests and Diseases combines biological foundations and implications for the public good, providing powerful insights on a series of public policy issues of national and international importance.

Contents

  1. Exotic Pests and Public Policy for Biosecurity: An Introduction and Overview

Issues, Principles, Institutions, and History

  1. Economics of Policy for Exotic Pests and Diseases: Principles and Issues
  2. Regulatory Framework and Institutional Players
  3. International Trade Agreements and Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures
  4. Historical Perspectives on Exotic Pests and Diseases in California

Exotic Pest and Disease Cases: Examples of Economics and Biology and Policy Evaluation

  1. Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy: Lessons from the United Kingdom
  2. Evaluating the Potential Impact of a Foot-and-Mouth Disease Outbreak
  3. Risk Assessment of Plant-Parasitic Nematodes
  4. Ex-Ante Economics of Exotic Disease Policy: Citrus Canker in California
  5. An Insect Pest of Agricultural, Urban, and Wildlife Areas: The Red Imported Fire Ant
  6. A Rational Regulatory Policy: The Case of Karnal Bunt
  7. Introduction and Establishment of Exotic Insect and Mite Pests of Avocados in California, Changes in Sanitary and Photosanitary Policies, and Their Economic and Social Impact
  8. Ash Whitefly and Biological Control in the Urban Environment
  9. Economic Consequences of a New Exotic Pest: The Introduction of Rice Blast Diseases in California
  10. Biological Control of Yellow Starthistle

Index

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Biology and Economics for Biosecurity
edited by Daniel A. Sumner

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