International Pest Risk Research Group (IPRRG) 10th Annual Meeting

Parma, Italy (hosted by the European Food Safety Authority)

23-26 August 2016


IPRRG 10th Annual Meeting attendees during field excursion


Attendee List

Programme and Abstracts


Congratulations to our medal winners!

Best Presentation: Denys Yemshanov

Best Student Presentation: Elena Costi

Best Student Poster: Papitchaya Teawkul


Day 1 – Tuesday 23 August

Presenter Title Affiliation
Richard Baker Welcome to IPRRG 10 Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA), UK
Giuseppe Stancanelli Pest risk activities in EFSA European Food Safety Authority (EFSA)
Muriel Suffert EPPO activities on pest risk analysis European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization (EPPO)
Richard Baker History of the IPRRG: who are we and where are we going? DEFRA, UK
Gianni Gilioli A quantitative risk assessment methodology for pest risk analysis EFSA
Christine Tayeh BiOR²: a database/software process dedicated to plant pests ranking French Agency for Food, Environmental & Occupational Health & Safety (ANSES)
Juha Tuomola Pest risk mapping based on spatial and temporal distribution of production Finnish Food Safety Authority, Evira
Marya Laya Espaldon Options for developing an integrated framework to assess the impacts of exotic plant pests in Europe Wageningen University, Netherlands
Eleonora Chinchio Disease risk assessment on invasive alien species – evaluation of the risk of introduction of new infections and spread of local ones Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Wopke van der Werf Pathway modeling to assess pest entry into Europe – a case study on oak wilt Wageningen University, Netherlands
Maggie Triska Optimizing the surveillance of crop pests through network models University of Western Australia
Rob Venette Introduction to Project Stinky USDA Forest Service, Northern Research Station
Senait Senay Multi-model analysis for projecting the global distribution of Halyomorpha halys University of Minnesota, USA
Lara Maistrello Tracking the spread of Halyomorpha halys in Italy combining citizen science and spatial modelling Università degli Studi di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Italy
Elena Costi Phenology and life tale parameters of the brown marmorated stink bug in Northern Italy Università degli Studi di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Italy


Day 2 – Wednesday 24 August

Presenter Title Affiliation
Giovanna Gilardi New foliar and soilborne pathogens recently observed on leafy vegetables for the ready-to-eat sector in Italy University of Torino, Centre of Competence for Innovation in the Agro-Environmental Sector (AGROINNOVA), Italy
Piero Bianco Could 16SrIX phytoplasmas associated with almond witches’-broom disease represent an actual risk for Euro-Mediterranean countries? Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Antonio Vicent Climatic and spatial factors associated with citrus black spot disease: a Bayesian approach with INLA Instituto Valenciano de Investigaciones Agrarias (IVIA), Spain
Stefania Volani Mapping the potential distribution of the invasive apple snails (Pomacea canaliculata and P. maculata) in European wetlands and freshwater ecosystems Università degli Studi di Brescia, Italy
Riccardo Bugiani Plant Protection Service Emilia-Romagna Region (field tour introduction #1) Servizio Fitosanitario Emilia-Romagna, Italy
Riccardo Bugiani Biological control of Drycosmos kuriphilus (field tour introduction #2) Servizio Fitosanitario Emilia-Romagna, Italy


Day 3 – Thursday 25 August

Presenter Title Affiliation
Barney Caton Improving inspection programs using risk-based sampling USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), Plant Protection and Quarantine
Andrew Robinson Sampling interceptions for risk identification Centre of Excellence for Biosecurity Risk Analysis, University of Melbourne, Australia
Richard Baker (for Ellie Barham) International Plant Sentinel Network: an early warning system for new and emerging plant pests DEFRA, UK
Daniele de Rigo Towards a set of planetary-scale environmental predictors for supporting the study of forests and their biotic/abiotic disturbances under changing climate patterns European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC)
IPRRG (Baker) IPRRG 10 business meeting agenda DEFRA, UK
IPRRG (Kriticos) IPRRG finance report 2016 CSIRO, Australia
Taiwan Team Taiwan proposal to host IPRRG 12 (2018) Taiwan Agricultural Research Institute (lead host)
IPRRG (Venette) Project Stinky groups and participants USDA Forest Service, Northern Research Station


Day 4 – Friday 26 August

Presenter Title Affiliation
Richard Baker Too much information? Assessing the establishment potential of Hyphantria cunea in the UK with contradictory thermal data DEFRA, UK
Darren Kriticos Applying new tools in CLIMEX to explore parameter sensitivity, model uncertainty and inter-annual variation in climate suitability: the potential distribution of Chilo partellus, including the effects of irrigation [MOVIE] CSIRO, Australia
Denys Yemshanov Optimal control of biological invasions with eradication success benchmarks and management of the risk of uncertain program costs Natural Resources Canada, Canadian Forest Service
Ciro Gardi Databases of host species to support research on plant pests: the case of Xylella fastidiosa EFSA
Virag Kertész EFSA’s apple pest database – harmonised data collection in support of pest risk assessments DEFRA, UK
Yu Takeuchi An integrated spatial analytic framework to manage invasive species in regulatory phytosanitary applications Center for Integrated Pest Management, NC State University, USA
Canada Team Ottawa, Canada as host site for IPRRG 11 (2017) Canadian Food Inspection Agency (lead host)