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 2019 - Poznan, Poland

IPRRG 2019 - Poznan, Poland

Our 13th annual meeting will be held in Poznan, Poland, from 3 to 6 September 2019. Click on the button below to read more about what promises to be one of our biggest meetings ever!

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

Introducing 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 had a project to prepare a global pest risk assessment for this pest.

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Panel on Challenges in Pest Risk Assessment at Scientific Session, February 2020, Poznań

Please see the announcement below about a Panel on Challenges in Pest Risk Assessment, which will take place at the 60th Anniversary Scientific Session of the Institute of Plant Protection-National Research Institute in February 2020 in Poznań, Poland. The Panel is being organized in cooperation with IPRRG. The announcement includes a link to register for […]

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New Article in the Journal PLOS One – Black Sigatoka in bananas: Ecoclimatic suitability and disease pressure assessments

IPRRG members Tania Yonow and Darren Kriticos had an article published recently in the Journal PLOS One: https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0220601 Who doesn’t like a nice banana? In this paper we were able to demonstrate a robust relationship between Disease Pressure assessments from a group of experts in Black Sigatoka pathology and climate suitability modelled using CLIMEX.  This […]

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Post-doctoral position in pest risk modelling at INRA URZF

The French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA) and Forest Zoology Research Unit, Orléans, France (URZF) are pleased to offer a post-doctoral position in pest risk modelling. (Click here for a PDF version of this announcement — please share widely!) Context: The post-doctoral researcher will participate to the European project HOMED (HOlistic Management of Emerging […]

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