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Plant Pest Risk Analysis: Concepts and Application

By: Christina Devorshak (Editor)

310 pages, 14 plates with colour illustrations and colour maps; b/w illustrations, tables

CABI Publishing

Hardback | Nov 2012 | #198622 | ISBN-13: 9781780640365
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NHBS Price: £74.99 $92/€84 approx

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This text provides instruction on the concepts and application of risk analysis in the field of regulatory plant protection, covering topics such as the background on why and how risk analysis is conducted and specific methods for implementing risk analysis. Plant Pest Risk Analysis also provides useful exercises and case studies to aid students of plant pathology and crop protection in their absorption of the subject. Equally useful for practitioners, Plant Pest Risk Analysis is written by experts with a wealth of national and international experience.


PART I - Overview of Risk Analysis
1. Introduction
2. Basic Concepts
3. Historical Context
4. International Legal & Regulatory Framework

PART II - Pest Risk Analysis Concepts
5. Information and Terminology in Pest Risk Analysis - PRA
6. Applications of PRA
7. Qualitative & Quantitative Methods

PART III - Components of Pest Risk Analysis
8. Risk Assessment
9. Risk Management
10. Uncertainty
11. Risk Communication

PART IV - Special Topics
12. Special Topics - invasive species, precautionary principle, ALOP, LMOs

Appendix 1: PRA Toolbox and Building a PRA Library, Resources for Risk Analysis
Appendix 2: PRA-related jurisprudence in the WTO

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