Journal article

A Stochastic Economic Framework for Partitioning Biosecurity Surveillance Resources

B Barnes, AD Arthur, NJ Bloomfield

Ecological Economics | Elsevier | Published : 2020

Abstract

Effective biosecurity systems are important for protecting trade and the environment from the introduction of exotic pests and diseases, particularly as the movement of goods and people increases worldwide. But systems are complex and the optimal division of resources between biosecurity operations is difficult to determine. In this paper we formulate tractable, stochastic, bio-economic models to guide the optimisation of cost-efficiency in decisions concerning biosecurity operations. In particular, to guide a tradeoff between effort afforded to preventing the introduction of pests and diseases, and post-border surveillance, although the approach has general relevance. The models offer a pra..

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