This book 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. Detailed cases include foot and mouth disease, red imported fire ants, citrus canker and 11 other important exotic pests and diseases. This book grew out of a large interdisciplinary project at the University of California Agricultural Issues Center and includes ten interdisciplinary case studies which focus on specific pests or diseases representing a range of threats to U.S. agriculture, wildlands as well as the urban landscape, and possible government responses to these threats. The book is addressed to students, practitioners, and academics in the fields of economics, veterinary medicine, plant pathology, entomology and agriculture, as well as policy makers, state and federal regulators, government officials, and others with an interest in pest management.

See book here: Exotic Pests & Diseases: Biology and Economics for Biosecurity, edited by Daniel A. Sumner 326 pp., 7 x 10, hardcover, illustrations, ISBN 0-8138-1966-0, Iowa State Press, 2003.