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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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IPPRG 2017 participants (Ottawa, Canada)

IPRRG 2017

The 11th Meeting of the International Pest Risk Research Group was held Tuesday 29th August – Friday 1st September 2017 in Ottawa, Canada. The IPRRG hosted the meeting in association with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. We’d like to recognize the following award winners:

Best presentation: Erica Kistner, USDA Midwest Climate Hub
Best poster: Amy Morey, University of Minnesota
Best student presentation: Jenny Liu, University of Guelph

Congratulations to all three!

Additional details about the meeting are available on the “IPPRG 2017” page.

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IPRRG 10th meeting in Parma

IPRRG 10th Meeting – PDFs of presentations now available!

Our tenth annual meeting was held in Parma, Italy on 23-26 August 2016. The meeting was hosted by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).

Participant presentations and other materials from the meeting are available from the link below. You may also visit the “Past Meetings” page.

Visit the IPRRG 2016 archive

What is Project Stinky?

What is Project Stinky?

In 2015, IPRRG embarked on an ambitious new project: a global pest risk assessment for the brown marmorated stink bug, Halyomorpha halys (StÃ¥l). The effort, codenamed “Project Stinky”, is intended to focus the skills and talents of the Group on a pressing issue and to demonstrate the Group’s value to scientists, managers, and policy makers.

The project had its first output published in the Journal of Pest Science in May 2017.

To learn more visit the Project Stinky page