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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Check out an exciting new article about climate change and pest risk!

IPRRG members Darren Kriticos, Tania Yonow, Noboru Ota, Bob Sutherst*, Hazel Parry, Paul De Barro and colleagues have recently published an important and interesting paper using pest risk modelling techniques to explore the link between cassava diseases in East Africa and climate suitability for the vector, silver leaf whitefly (Bemisia tabaci sensu lato). A CLIMEX niche […]

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Call for manuscripts: “Urban Forests as Gateways for Invasive Insects”, Research Topic in journal Frontiers in Insect Science

Frontiers in Insect Science is a new journal in the Frontiers family. It has 6 specialty sections, including a section devoted to Invasive Insect Species. Frontiers journals use Research Topics as a way to unify researchers and present the latest key findings and advances in a hot research area. The inaugural Research Topic for the […]

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“Biosecurity: Tools, behaviours and concepts” issue published in the journal Emerging Topics in Life Sciences

Amid all the excitement around our webinar series, we forgot to announce the recent publication of Volume 4, Issue 5 in Emerging Topics in Life Sciences! The issue, “Biosecurity: Tools, behaviours and concepts”, was edited by IPRRG member Alan MacLeod and Nicola Spence (Defra, UK). The journal specializes in publishing themed issues comprised of easy-to-digest […]

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IPRRG replacing International Advisory Group on Pest Risk Analysis (IAGPRA)

We hope that everyone is staying safe and doing reasonably well in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Although there are many challenges ahead over the coming months, we thought it was important to share an exciting development: IPRRG will be assuming the responsibilities of the former International Advisory Group on Pest Risk Analysis (IAGPRA). […]

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Postponement of IPRRG 2020 due to COVID-19 pandemic

Dear IPRRG members, All of us have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Schools, offices, restaurants and public spaces are closed in many countries, and large social gatherings have been discouraged, if not banned. There are restrictions on both international and domestic travel. In some parts of the world, residents have been ordered to stay […]

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