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.

Thank you for attending IPRRG 2022!

Thank you for attending IPRRG 2022!

We recently held our 2022 annual meeting in association with the Benaki Phytopathological Institute, European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization (EPPO), European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and the University of Thessaly from 10th to 13th October 2022 in Athens, Greece. Thank you to everyone who attended and made it a great meeting! Presentations and other proceedings items will be available soon.

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IPRRG Webinar Series

IPRRG Webinar Series

The IPRRG webinar series is still going strong! Since we began the series in January 2021, we have provided webinars almost every month. 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. ** Interested in presenting? contact one of the Executive Committee officers! **

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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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Postponement of IPRRG 2020 due to COVID-19 pandemic

Dear IPRRG members, All of us have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Schools, offices, restaurants and public spaces are closed in many countries, and large social gatherings have been discouraged, if not banned. There are restrictions on both international and domestic travel. In some parts of the world, residents have been ordered to stay […]

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The glass box that reshaped the world

The BBC recently posted an interesting article on the clever glass box that “reshaped the world”.  The Wardian box was developed by Nathaniel Bagshaw Ward, a doctor from London’s East End in the 1830’s.  It allowed plants to be transported live across the seas.  Previously, 90% of plants transported by ship died.  Using the Wardian […]

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Special Collection: Geospatial Analysis of Invasive Insects

The Annals of the Entomological Society of America has just published a special collection of papers on geospatial analysis of invasive insects.  This collection is of relevance to IPRRG, with more than half of the papers featuring IPRRG members!  The special issue, published by Oxford University Press can be found here.  N.B. these papers are […]

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