Exotic Pests and Diseases

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Mai 2003



Exotic Pests and Diseases: Biology and Economics for Biosecurity grew out of a large interdisciplinary project at the University of California Agricultural Issues Center. It includes ten interdisciplinary case studies that represent a range of pest and disease threats to U.S. agriculture, wildlands, and the urban landscape. Possible government responses to these threats are described. Each chapter combines biological foundations and implications for the public good, providing powerful insights on a series of public policy issues of national and international importance."Exotic Pests and Diseases: Biology and Economics for Biosecurity" will educate students, practitioners, and academics in the field of economics, verterinary medicine, plant pathology, entomology, and agriculture, as well as policy makers, state and federal regulators, government officials, and others with an interest in pest and disease management.


Preface Contributors Chapter 1 Introduction and OverviewChapter 2 Economics of Exotic Pests PolicyChapter 3 An Overview of Regulatory and Institutional Aspect of Exotic Pests and Disease ControlChapter 4 International Trade Law and the Control of Exotic PestsChapter 5 Historical Perspectives on Exotic Pests and Diseases in California Agriculture Case StudiesChapter 6 Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy: Lessons from the United KingdomChapter 7 Potential Impact of a Foot and Mouth Disease OutbreakChapter 8 Risk Assessment of Plant Parasitic NematodesChapter 9 Ex-Ante Economics of Exotic Disease Policy: Citrus Canker in CaliforniaChapter 10 An Insect Pest for Agricultural, Urban, and Wildlife Areas: The Red Imported Fire AntChapter 11 A Rational Risk Policy for Regulating Plant Diseases and Pests: The Case of Karnal BuntChapter 12 Introduction and Establishment of Exotic Insect and Mite Pests of Avocados: Evaluating Changes in PolicyChapter 13 Ash Whitefly and Biological Control in the Urban EnvironmentChapter 14 Economic Consequences of a New Exotic Pest: The Introduction of Rice Blast DiseaseChapter 15 Biological Control of Yellow Starthistle: A Cost Benefit Analysis Glossary of Terms and Acronyms Index


"Daniel A. Sumner is Director, University of California's Agricultural Issues Center and Frank H. Buck, Jr. Professor, the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of California--Davis."
EAN: 9780813819662
ISBN: 0813819660
Untertitel: Little Simon. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Mai 2003
Seitenanzahl: 265 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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