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.

Submit An Abstract for IPRRG 2022!

Submit An Abstract for IPRRG 2022!

We are hosting our 2022 annual meeting in association with the Benaki Phytopathological Institute, European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization (EPPO), European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and the University of Thessaly from 10th to 13th October 2022 in Athens, Greece. The meeting theme is "Climate change and pest risk assessment". Online abstract submission is now open! The submission deadline is 15 July 2022.

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IPRRG Webinar Series

IPRRG Webinar Series

The IPRRG webinar series is still going strong! Since we began the series in January 2021, we have provided webinars almost every month. 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. ** Interested in presenting? contact one of the Executive Committee officers! **

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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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ONE Conference 2022 Registration Is Now Open!

Registration is open for the ONE – Health, Environment, Society – Conference 2022. The four-day event – co-organised by EFSA, the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA), the European Environment Agency (EEA), the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) – will take […]

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Register for the June CEBRAnar, “Streamlining the risk assessment process”, Tim van Gelder & Ariel Kruger, 30 June

The Research & Innovation Team is excited to bring you our next research webinar showcasing leading researchers from the Centre of Excellence for Biosecurity Risk Analysis (CEBRA) at the University of Melbourne. CEBRA supports both the department and the New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries’ (NZ MPI) vital biosecurity activities by providing evidence-based tools, analyses […]

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Register for the May CEBRAnar: “Proportional value of interventions across pathways and layers of the biosecurity system”, Prof. Andrew Robinson, 26 May

The Research & Innovation Team is excited to bring you our next research webinar showcasing leading researchers from the Centre of Excellence for Biosecurity Risk Analysis (CEBRA) at the University of Melbourne. CEBRA supports both the department and the New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries’ (NZ MPI) vital biosecurity activities by providing evidence-based tools, analyses […]

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Job opportunity: APHIS Biotechnology Regulatory Services is recruiting 2 scientists

USDA APHIS Biotechnology Regulatory Services is recruiting two GS-13 biological scientists to work in their Biotechnology Risk Assessment Program. This would be a great match for someone with experience in forest biology or ecology/molecular ecology and experience or interest in risk assessment. Application period closes 18 April 2022 so don’t delay! https://www.usajobs.gov/job/646878000 (Thanks to IPRRG […]

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Register for the March CEBRAnar: “Value and value added – modelling and maximising the impact of our biosecurity system”, Dr Aaron Dodd, 31 Mar

The Research & Innovation Team is excited to bring you our next research webinar showcasing leading researchers from the Centre of Excellence for Biosecurity Risk Analysis (CEBRA) at the University of Melbourne. CEBRA supports the department’s vital biosecurity activities by providing evidence-based tools, analyses and advice to improve Australia’s biosecurity system. This month we present: […]

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Job opportunity: Met Office (UK) seeks scientist to assess climate / pest risk relationships in China

The Met Office (UK) has an opportunity for a scientist to join their small group in Climate Science and focus on assessing relationships between global climate variations and crop pest (or pathogen) risks in China. The work is part of a large international project and would be conducted in collaboration with scientists at the Met […]

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