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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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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Panel on Challenges in Pest Risk Assessment at Scientific Session, February 2020, Poznań

Please see the announcement below about a Panel on Challenges in Pest Risk Assessment, which will take place at the 60th Anniversary Scientific Session of the Institute of Plant Protection-National Research Institute in February 2020 in Poznań, Poland. The Panel is being organized in cooperation with IPRRG. The announcement includes a link to register for […]

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New Article in the Journal PLOS One – Black Sigatoka in bananas: Ecoclimatic suitability and disease pressure assessments

IPRRG members Tania Yonow and Darren Kriticos had an article published recently in the Journal PLOS One: https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0220601 Who doesn’t like a nice banana? In this paper we were able to demonstrate a robust relationship between Disease Pressure assessments from a group of experts in Black Sigatoka pathology and climate suitability modelled using CLIMEX.  This […]

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