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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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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Call for manuscripts – Plants special issue “Weaponizing Plants: Biocontrol and Biosecurity in Plant Protection”

The open access journal Plants is soliciting manuscripts as part of a special issue, “Weaponizing Plants: Biocontrol and Biosecurity in Plant Protection” — see the call below. You can download the special issue flyer or, better yet, visit mdpi.com/si/77480 to get additional details, including titles and abstracts of published and planned papers. The deadline for […]

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Job opportunity: Epidemiological Modeller, University of Cambridge

Prof. Chris Gilligan’s lab in the Department of Plant Sciences at the University of Cambridge is currently seeking a mathematical and computational modeller, with experience in Bayesian parameter estimation, to develop and adapt a modelling framework for a major disease of plantation crops for use at landscape and country-wide scales. A stochastic, spatially-explicit modelling framework […]

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