Identification

Name

Plant Epidemiology and Risk Analysis Laboratory

Short name

PERAL

Status

Active

Category

Data Source

People
(1) Patricia Griffin, Chief of the Enteric Diseases Epidemiology Branch
(2) Robert Griffin, robert.l.griffin@aphis.usda.gov
(3) Ron Sequeira , Director, Ron.A.Sequeira@aphis.usda.gov
Organizations
(1) United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)
Update frequency

Unknown

Created

2014-06-09 15:18:44+00:00

Modified

2016-07-08 15:36:35.080587+00:00

Basic Information

Overview

The Center for Plant Health Science and Technology (CPHST) Plant Epidemiology and Risk Analysis Laboratory (PERAL) is Plant Protection and Quarantine (PPQ)'s primary unit producing pest risk analyses (PRA). In this laboratory, a diverse group of scientists and professionals provides essential scientific support to risk-based policy making across a broad range of phytosanitary issues. Staff members use sound science to analyze both import and export issues and facilitate safe trade. The PRA help safeguard American agriculture and plant health from harmful exotic plant pests in both managed and unmanaged ecosystems.

Goals
(1) Baseline awareness
(2) Early warning
URL http://www.aphis.usda.gov/wps/portal/aphis/ourfocus/planthealth?1dmy&urile=wcm%3apath%3a%2Faphis_content_library%2Fsa_our_focus%2Fsa_plant_health%2Fsa_program_overview%2Fsa_cphst%2Fct_peral
URL (alternate) http://www.aphis.usda.gov/plant_health/cphst/peral.shtml
Related system
(1) Data Archival and Reporting Tool (DART)

Disease and Geography

Locations
(1) All States and Territories
Geography

No

Disease properties
(1) Economically important

Datastreams

Data sources
(1) Official Reports