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An introductory guide to resource for BBS01 Bachelor of Biosecurity Science.
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Biosecurity - Sally Woollett (ed.)
Call Number: 614.460994 BIO
Publication Date: 2010
Articles include: Quarantine and biosecurity: an entomologist's perspective -- The Beale review of biosecurity -- Bioterrorism - being prepared but not paralysed -- Converging technologies for biosecurity -- Social, economic and environmental drivers of disease emergence -- Emerging diseases: where are we now? -- Statistics and biosecurity -- "Plant doctors" a global prescription for plant pests -- Myth-busting cane toads in Australia.

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Welcome to the Box Hill Institute Library guide to studying Biosecurity. These resources support the courses that are currently taught at BHI.  


PlantFile is a database that currently features 3,640 species with over 5,200 cultivars that are accompanied with 14,000 photographs.  It allows you to sort, select and identify commonly used plants and print reports. It also covers common pests and diseases with their control methods.



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Biosecurity: the socio-politics of invasive species and infectious diseases - Andrew Dobson (Editor); Kezia Barker (Editor); Sarah L. Taylor (Editor)
Call Number: 333.9523 BIO
ISBN: 9780415534772
Publication Date: 2013
In this text, biosecurity is presented as a governance approach to a set of concerns that span the protection of indigenous biological organisms, agricultural systems and human health, from invasive pests and diseases.

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Hungry planet : stories of plant diseases - Gail L. Schumann; Cleora J. D'Arcy
Call Number: 571.92 SCH
ISBN: 9780890543993
Publication Date: 2012
This book tells the stories of plant pathology with a passionate voice and laces each tale with the essential research-based information to help readers understand the interrelationship between agriculture, the human condition, and the science that connects the two.

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Biosecurity and bioterrorism : containing and preventing biological threats - 2nd ed. - Jeffrey Ryan
ISBN: 9780128020296
Publication Date: 2016
Biosecurity and Bioterrorism, Second Edition, takes a holistic approach to biosecurity, with coverage of pathogens, prevention, and response methodology. It addresses these hazards in the context of vulnerability assessments and the planning strategies government and industry can use to prepare for and respond to such events.

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Ensuring national biosecurity: institutional biosafety committees - Carole R. Baskin; Alan Zelicoff (Editor)
Call Number: 363.1 ENS
ISBN: 9780128018606
Publication Date: 2016
This book reviews the various responsibilities and associated challenges Institutional Biosafety Committees (IBCs) face and proposes changes that may help improve this system and increase national biosecurity and worker safety. In recent years IBCs in academic and other institutions have been tasked with increasing levels of responsibility, overseeing work with recombinant genetic material and hazardous agents.

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Introduction to public health - 3rd ed. - Mary Louise Fleming; Elizabeth Parker
Call Number: 362.1 FLE
ISBN: 9780729542036
Publication Date: 2015
This text addresses topical issues, including epidemiology, ethics and evidence-based practice. This edition also includes a new focus on infectious diseases and disease presence. The inclusion of the new chapter Public health and social policy will help broaden the readers' understanding of the influence policy has on public health.

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Bioterrorism : biosurveillance, project bioshield and other countermeasures - Shawn B. McNeill (Editor)
Call Number: 363.3253 BIO
ISBN: 9781617288470
Publication Date: 2010
Recent reports by congressional commissions and others have increased congressional attention to the threat of bioterrorism. These efforts have been developed as part of and in parallel with other defences against conventional terrorism. This book explores U.S. bioterrorism countermeasure developments, Project BioShield, and the Department of Homeland Security's Biosurveillance initiatives.

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Public health practice in Australia: the organised effort - 2nd ed. - Vivian Lin; James Smith; Sally Fawkes
Call Number: 362.10994 LIN
ISBN: 9781743314319
Publication Date: 2014
Public Health Practice in Australia offers a thorough introduction to what public health practitioners do, and the 'effort' involved in improving the health of the public.

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Global biosecurity : threats and responses - Peter Katona (Editor); John P. Sullivan (Editor); Michael D. Intriligator (Editor)
Call Number: 327.1745 GLO
ISBN: 9780415460538
Publication Date: 2011
This book explores a range of biohealth and biosecurity threats, places them in context, and offers responses and solutions from global and local, networked and pyramidal, as well as specialised and interdisciplinary perspectives. It assesses how a state and a non-state actor could initiate a biothreat at both local and national levels.

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The rumen microbial ecosystem - P. N. Hobson (Editor); C. S. Stewart (Editor)
Call Number: 599.735 HOB
ISBN: 9789401071499
Publication Date: 1997
This book is about anaerobic microbes that inhabit the gut of ruminants. Similar microbes are found in many other ecosystems, including other animals and man and engineered systems such as waste digesters and landfill. This book is therefore a comprehensive reference work concerned with microbes which are of fundamental importance.

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An introduction to agricultural biochemistry - J. Chesworth; J. Scaife; T. Stuchbury
Call Number: 630.272 CHE
ISBN: 9780412643903
Publication Date: 1997
This book provides an introduction to the subject of biochemistry from a perspective that will be particularly applicable to agricultural scientists. It focusses on the chemistry of plant and animal metabolism and the biomolecules that are involved in these pathways.

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Impact of emerging zoonotic diseases on animal health - Edmour F. Blouin (Editor); Bob H. Bokma; Truong Van Dung; Jean-Charles Maillard (Editor)
Call Number: 636.089 SOC
ISBN: 1573316377
Publication Date: 2006
We have already seen an increase in incidence of previously identified zoonoses, but the recent epidemic crises associated with the emergence of new zoonotic diseases such as SARS and avian influenza emphasise our need to understand and control disease emergence.

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Threatened species - edited by Justin Healey.
Call Number: 578.68 THR
ISBN: 9781922084231
Publication Date: 2013
Australia's biodiversity is unique and globally significant, with Australia being home to many endemic species of plants and animals which are under increasing threat from multiple fronts: habitat degradation from human activity, clearance of native vegetation, deterioration of soil and water quality, increased dryland salinity, the spread of weeds and feral pests, and climate change.

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Soil health, soil biology, soilbourne diseases and sustainable agriculture: a guide - Graham Stirling (Editor); Helen Hayden (Editor); Tony Pattison (Editor); Marcelle Stirling (Editor)
Call Number: 577.570994 STI
ISBN: 9781486303045
Publication Date: 2016
With illustrations and case studies, it provides growers with holistic solutions for building an active and diverse soil biological community capable of improving soil structure, enhancing plant nutrient uptake and suppressing root pests and pathogens.

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