Research to improve pest risk methods

The International Pest Risk Research Group is focused on improving pest risk modelling and mapping methods through the application and sharing of rigorous, innovative research.

IPRRG Webinar Series

IPRRG Webinar Series

We are pleased to announce that IPRRG is hosting a monthly webinar series! Anyone can attend one of our webinars by following the webcast link on the "IPRRG Webinar Series" page. Recordings are also available afterward via IPRRG's YouTube channel.

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Project X - "Burgeoning Asian Trade Connectivity: Implications for International Pest Risks"

Project X - "Burgeoning Asian Trade Connectivity: Implications for International Pest Risks"

A new Group project, known by the nickname "Project X", emerged from the IPRRG 2018 meeting in Taichung, Taiwan. The project is intended to focus the skills and talents of IPRRG on a pressing global issue. A full prospectus for the project is available on the Project X page.

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Project Stinky

Project Stinky

The brown marmorated stinkbug (Halyomorpha halys) is an invasive pest. IPRRG has a project to prepare a global pest risk assessment for this pest.

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IPRRG 2022 will be in Athens, Greece! Will you attend? Please fill out our survey!

We’re excited to announce that the IPRRG 2022 Annual Meeting will be held in Athens, Greece! The Benaki Phytopathological Institute, together with the University of Thessaly, will serve as the meeting hosts. We’ve finalized the dates, so you can go ahead and mark your calendars for 10-13 October 2022. In the meantime, we’re trying to gauge attendee interest. Please complete […]

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Register for the next CEBRA Webinar: “Estimating trading partner exposure risk to new pests or diseases”, Dr James Camac, 25 Nov

The risks invasive species pose to primary production, environment and human health are significant. The importance of a well-functioning biosecurity system in combatting these risks cannot be overemphasised. The Centre of Excellence for Biosecurity Risk Analysis (CEBRA) supports the department’s vital biosecurity activities by providing evidence-based tools, analyses and advice. The Research & Innovation Team […]

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Postdoctoral research position – Quantitative Ecology for Biosecurity

A three year Postdoctoral Fellowship research scientist (PhD + up to three years post-doc equivalent experience) position based in Brisbane or Canberra in Australia is closing on 17 October 2021.  This position is a great opportunity for an early career, highly motivated research scientist who is excited about using their quantitative analytical and modelling skills to generate practical, biosecurity tools and […]

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UKRI COP26 online event: What does the climate of the future hold for insects, and how do we know where they are heading? 20 Sept 2021 16:00 BST

UK Research and Innovation, together with partners, is presenting a Climate Adaptation and Resilience online events series to mark the run-up to the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow in November 2021. The next event in the series may be of great interest to IPRRG members! What does the climate […]

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USDA APHIS seeks tree biologist to work on risk assessments of GE plants (apply by 22 Sept 2021)

Thanks to IPRRG member Abby Walter for alerting us to this opportunity! USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), Biotechnology Regulatory Services (BRS) announces the opening of a Biological Scientist (Tree Biotechnologist) position, GS-0401-13 in USAJobs. This permanent position is located in BRAP’s Plants Branch in Riverdale, MD.  The vacancy announcement opened September 16, 2021 […]

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