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.
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Why are plant pathogens under-represented in eco-climatic niche modelling?

IPRRG members Kylie Ireland and Darren Kriticos had an article published recently in the International Journal of Pest Management. Here’s more from Kylie: Why are plant pathogens under-represented in eco-climatic niche modelling? Check this out – https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/09670874.2018.1543910 Plenty of opportunity exists to model plant pathogens into the future and push the concept of the niche […]

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Post-Doc Opportunity: Invasive Insects Modeling at Oregon State University (Application Deadline Extended!)

*****FYI: The application deadline for this position has been extended through 26 August 2018***** Thanks to IPRRG members Gericke Cook and Len Coop for letting us know about this opportunity! Please see the announcement below. A PDF with a full description of the position can be accessed here. The Integrated Plant Protection Center (IPPC) invites […]

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Job Vacancy: 2 x Postdoctoral Fellowships in Ecology and Modelling

A unique opportunity exists for two Postdoctoral Fellows to join CSIRO Health and Biosecurity.  The successful applicants will work as part of a large-scale collaborative project, developing real-time pest risk forecasting tools that will be integrated into an Australian agricultural pest surveillance system. The details of the two fellowships on offer are as follows: Fellowship 1: Focuses on […]

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New publication alert: Mapping risks of pest invasions based on the spatio-temporal distribution of hosts

Please take a look at the following article just published in the journal Management of Biological Invasions (MBI): Tuomola, J.; Yemshanov, D.; Huitu, H.; Hannunen, S. 2018. Mapping risks of pest invasions based on the spatio-temporal distribution of hosts. Management of Biological Invasions 9(2): 115-126. https://doi.org/10.3391/mbi.2018.9.2.05 Abstract. Surveying multiple invasive pest species at the same […]

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Public consultation: draft guidance of the EFSA Plant Health Panel on quantitative pest risk assessment

From IPRRG member Giuseppe Stancanelli: EFSA’s Panel on Plant Health (PLH) has launched an open consultation on its draft guidance on quantitative pest risk assessment. This draft guidance proposes advice to assessors on how to design quantitative pest risk assessment and manage the process to deliver fit for purpose assessments of plant pest risks. Interested […]

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