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					  The potential impact of plant
disease on the UK economy and
      social infrastructure

           Peter Mills
      University of Warwick
        peter.mills@warwick.ac.uk
              Consortium
•   Peter Mills; Warwick, Plant Pathologist
•   Mike Jeger; Imperial, Epidemiologist
•   Brian Ilbery; CCRU, Human Geographer
•   Damian Maye; Coventry Human Geographer
•   Alan MacLeod; CSL Entomologist
•   Steve Parker ; CSL Plant Pathologist
         Project aim;
    to develop an appraisal of the impact of plant
    diseases (food and non-food) on land use and
                 the rural economy
• Review of epidemics over the last century
• Forecast the risks for food and non-food
• Examine routes of infection
• Look at environmental and socio-
  economic impacts
• Create a framework for taking a holistic
  approach to risk analysis
How will this be achieved?

 1. Review of historical data and
    development of a conceptual
    framework

 2. Risk framing
How will this be achieved?
………through case studies
3. Impact of diseases spread through ‘trade
   diffusion’




Mushroom virus X complex


                    Ramorum die-back (sudden oak death)
How will this be achieved?
4. Impact of diseases spread by natural transmission

                     Potato blight




                                     Wheat leaf blotch
     Project ‘Characteristics’

•   Centre
•   Project Advisory Group
•   Interdisciplinary training
•   Links to other RELU projects
•   Pod casts/Research TV

				
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