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The Handbook of Plant Biosecurity


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1. An introduction to plant biosecurity: Past, present and future

2. The International Regulatory Framework

3. Domestic regulatory framework and invasive alien species in China

4. The Importance of Core Biological Disciplines in Plant Biosecurity

5. The Biosecurity Continuum and Trade: Pre-Border Operations

6. The Biosecurity Continuum and Trade: Border Operations

7. The Biosecurity Continuum and Trade: Tools for Post-Border Biosecurity

8. Agricultural Biosecurity Communications and Outreach

9. The Role of Pest Risk Analysis in Plant Biosecurity

10. Phytosanitary Treatments

11. The Role of Surveillance Methods and Technologies in Plant Biosecurity

12. Digital Identification Tools in Regulatory Science and Practice

13. Molecular Diagnostic Techniques and Biotechnology in Plant Biosecurity

14. Insect Eradication and Containment of Invasive Alien Species

15. Invasive Insects in Plant Biosecurity: Case Study - Mediterranean Fruit Fly

16. Case Study. Invasive Insects in Plant Biosecurity: The Asian Longhorned Beetle Eradication Program

17. Phytoparasitic Nematodes: Risks and Regulations

18. Invasive Pathogens in Plant Biosecurity. Case Study: Citrus Biosecurity

19. Invasive Pathogens in Plant Biosecurity. Case Study: Phytophthora ramorum Werres et al.: Cause of Sudden Oak Death, Ramorum Leaf Blight and Ramorum Dieback

20. The Importance of Weeds in Plant Biosecurity

21. Climate Change and Plant Biosecurity: Implications for Policy

22. The Future of Regulatory Plant Science



From the book reviews:

"This book discusses the regulatory aspects of plant biosecurity. ... This work is the quintessential tool in understanding biosecurity globally, presenting an invaluable and comprehensive summary of issues. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through professionals/practitioners." (R. Frederiksen, Choice, Vol. 51 (11), July, 2014)

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