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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ONE Conference 2022 – Call for Abstracts

Next year the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), together with 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 are hosting ONE – Health, Environment, Society – Conference 2022, taking place in Brussels […]

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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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Job opportunity: Epidemiologist (Plant Disease), Dept. of Primary Industries and Regional Development, Western Australia

The Western Australia Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development is looking for an Epidemiologist (Plant Disease) to join their dynamic Plant Biosecurity Team. The position is based in Perth. They are looking for an individual with experience in plant pathology or entomology, or epidemiology expertise, and analytical skills to support a wide range of […]

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Pest risk linked to climate change!

IPRRG members 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. A CLIMEX niche model for B. tabaci was applied to an historical climate time series in East Africa. Transforming the time-series of climate […]

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