IPRRG 2018

IPRRG 2018: International Pest Risk Research Group 12th Annual Meeting

Burgeoning Asian Trade Connectivity: Implications for International Pest Risks

Taichung, Taiwan (hosted by the Taiwan Agricultural Research Institute and National Chung Hsing University)

16-19 October 2018

IPRRG 2018 participants (National Chung Hsing University campus, Taichung, Taiwan)

30 participants from 13 countries!
Attendee List
Programme & Abstracts

Congratulations to our medal winners!
Best Presentation: Alan MacLeod
Best Poster: Martin Damus
Best Student Presentation: Papitchaya Teawkul


Day 1 – Tuesday 16 October

Presenter Title Affiliation
Darren Kriticos Welcome to IPRRG 2018 CSIRO, Australia
Shaw-Yhi Hwang Welcome to Taichung and National Chung Hsing University National Chung Hsing University, Taiwan
Darren Kriticos History of IPRRG: accomplishments and intentions CSIRO, Australia
Tse-Wei (Daniel) Chen Pest risk assessment and plant quarantine policy in Taiwan Plant Quarantine Division, Bureau of Animal and Plant Health Inspection and Quarantine (BAPHIQ), Taiwan
Aaron Dodd Biosecurity at the system-scale: What’s it worth? CEBRA, University of Melbourne, Australia
Frank Koch Where the (urban) palms are: potential impact of a palm pest on the US mainland USDA Forest Service, Southern Research Station
Berta Sanchez Developing a methodology to prioritize EU plant pests based on socio-economic and environmental impacts: the Impact Indicator of Quarantine Pests (IIQP) European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC), Spain
Alan MacLeod A quantitative assessment of the likelihood of Spodoptera frugiperda entering the EU at a sub-national spatial scale and the effect of mitigation measures Defra, UK
Melanie Newfield When they’ve already made up their mind: lessons from recognition-primed decision-making Ministry for Primary Industries, New Zealand
Helen Harman Which risk assessment for decision-makers? Ministry for Primary Industries, New Zealand
Yu-Bing Huang The impact of climate change on the potential geographic distribution and population occurrence of the tomato fruit worm (Helicoverpa armigera) (Note: in PowerPoint format to preserve video & animation) Taiwan Agricultural Research Institute (TARI)
Tuan Pham Anh Estimating the pest impact under climate change: Elevated CO2 with temperature condition reduces performance of Spodoptera litura F. due to reducing the nutritional value and secondary compounds on foliage of Rorippa dubia Persoon. National Chung Hsing University, Taiwan
Kyungsan Choi Elevated CO2 may alter pheromonal communication in Helicoverpa armigera Research Institute of Climate Change and Agriculture (RICCA), National Institute of Horticultural and Herbal Science, Republic of Korea

Day 2 – Wednesday 17 October

Presenter Title Affiliation
Andrew Robinson Proportional allocation of inspection resources to heterogeneous strata delivers nominal sensitivity: Contradicting an international regulatory standard CEBRA, University of Melbourne, Australia
Denys Yemshanov (by Frank Koch) Optimal surveillance of biological invasions: comparing risk-based and acceptance sampling approaches Natural Resources Canada, Canadian Forest Service
Wopke van der Werf Modelling to predict introduction and spread of forest pests in Europe Wageningen University, Netherlands
Gabriel Di­az Padilla Spatial dispersion pattern and development of a sequential sampling plan for the Asian citrus psyllid (Hemiptera: Liviidae) in Mexico National Institute for Forestry, Agriculture and Livestock Research (INIFAP), Mexico
Darren Kriticos The potential global distribution of Spodoptera frugiperda sensulato: sensitivity to climate change and climate variability (Note: in PowerPoint format to preserve video & animation) CSIRO, Australia
Kylie Ireland (by Darren Kriticos) Why are plant pathogens under-represented in eco-climatic niche modelling? CSIRO, Australia
Chuan-Kai Ho Warming impact on herbivore population composition affects top-down control by predators National Taiwan University
Papitchaya Teawkul Impacts of elevated temperature and CO2 concentration on plant-insect interaction in subtropical regions National Chung Hsing University, Taiwan
Jaba Jagdish Effect of sowing dates, climatic variables on major insect pests and host plant resistance to pod borer Helicoverpa armigera (Hubner) in pigeonpea (Cajanus cajan (L.) Millsp.) International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), India
Mamta Sharma Effect of changing weather variables on the outbreak of legume diseases International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), India


Field visit to Tea Research and Extension Station / Yuchin Branch, Day 3

Day 3 – Thursday 18 October

Presenter Title Affiliation
Ana Clariza Samayoa Population dynamics model to explore waste management areas in Taiwan, using black soldier fly Hermetia illucens (Diptera: Stratiomyidae) National Chung Hsing University, Taiwan
Wen-Po Chuang Molecular diversity of rice leaffolder (Cnaphalocrocis medinalis Guenée) in Taiwan National Taiwan University
Camille Picard Regulated non-quarantine pests: towards a wider and better application of this international concept in the EPPO region European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization (EPPO), France
Camille Picard A new EPPO platform for sharing information on planned and completed PRAs European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization (EPPO), France


Group brainstorming session, Day 4

Day 4 – Friday 19 October

Presenter / Participants Title
Meeting attendees (moderators: Darren Kriticos and Frank Koch) Workgroup brainstorming session [“thought piece” notes / outline]
IPRRG Executive Committee Past, present and future of IPRRG: getting down to business – Business Meeting


Presenter Title Affiliation
Martin Damus A plant health risk assessment toolbox “wishlist” Canadian Food Safety Authority