Invasive Species: Risk Assessment and Management

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Andrew P. Robinson, Terry Walshe, Mark A. Burgman, Mike Nunn
Cambridge University Press, Jun 8, 2017 - Nature
With climate change and increasing globalisation of trade and travel, the risks presented by invasive pests and pathogens to natural environments, agriculture and economies have never been greater, and are only increasing with time. Governments world-wide are responding to these increased threats by strengthening quarantine and biosecurity. This book presents a comprehensive review of risk-based techniques that help policy makers and regulators protect national interests from invasive pests and pathogens before, at, and inside national borders. Selected from the research corpus of the Centre of Excellence for Biosecurity Risk Analysis at the University of Melbourne, this book provides solutions that reflect scientific rigour coupled with practical, hands-on applications. Focusing on surveillance, stochastic modelling, intelligence gathering, decision making and risk communication, the contents combine the strengths of risk analysts, mathematicians, economists, biologists and statisticians. The book presents tested scientific solutions to the greatest challenges faced by quarantine and biosecurity policy makers and regulators today.
 

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Contents

Jessica Sibley
1
Tools for Designing and Evaluating PostBorder Surveillance Systems
17
Jane Gilmour
22
Control Charts for Biosecurity Monitoring and Surveillance
53
OpenSource Intelligence Gathering and OpenAnalysis Intelligence
84
Mapping Risks and Impacts of Invasive Alien Species with Dynamic
130
Contributors
136
Models for Understanding Disease Dynamics
152
Waluing Protection against Invasive Species Using Contingent Valuation
252
InfoGap Perspectives
266
Decisions with Relative Robustness
287
Rout
294
School of Mathematics and Statistics University of Melbourne Victoria
301
Value of Information Analysis as a Decision Support Tool for Biosecurity
308
Jill Windle
333
Declaring Eradication of an Invasive Species
334

Daniel A Spring
176
Bayesian Networks for Import Risk Assessment
181
Tools for Improving Biosecurity Risk Communication
206
CostBenefit Analysis for Biosecurity Decisions
229
School of Social Sciences University of the Sunshine Coast Sunshine Coast
248
HOW Sure Can We Be of Their
348
Some Questions to Ask Yourself
385
Index
407
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Andrew Robinson is a Reader and Associate Professor in applied statistics, and director of the Centre of Excellence for Biosecurity Risk Analysis (CEBRA), at the University of Melbourne. He works on biosecurity at national borders, inspection surveillance systems and performance metrics for regulatory inspectorates.

Terry Walshe is a Decision Scientist at the Australian Institute of Marine Science. His research deals with the intersection of technical and social dimensions of marine science and marine management.

Mark A. Burgman is Professor of Risk Analysis and Environmental Policy at the Centre for Environmental Policy, Imperial College London. He works on ecological modelling, conservation biology and risk assessment.

Mike Nunn is a Research Program Manager at the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR). He has particular interests in epidemiology, risk analysis, emerging diseases, zoonoses, nutrition-sensitive agriculture, and strategic foresight.