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 2019 - Poznan, Poland

IPRRG 2019 - Poznan, Poland

Our 13th annual meeting will be held in Poznan, Poland, from 3 to 6 September 2019. Click on the button below to read more about what promises to be one of our biggest meetings ever!

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Presentations from IPRRG 2018 are available!

Presentations from IPRRG 2018 are available!

PDF versions of participants' presentations at IPRRG 2018 in Taichung, Taiwan are available for download from the 'IPRRG 2018' archive page. Just click below!

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Project Stinky

Project Stinky

The brown marmorated stinkbug (Halyomorpha halys) is an invasive pest. IPRRG has had a project to prepare a global pest risk assessment for this pest.

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Job Vacancy: 2 x Postdoctoral Fellowships in Ecology and Modelling

A unique opportunity exists for two Postdoctoral Fellows to join CSIRO Health and Biosecurity.  The successful applicants will work as part of a large-scale collaborative project, developing real-time pest risk forecasting tools that will be integrated into an Australian agricultural pest surveillance system. The details of the two fellowships on offer are as follows: Fellowship 1: Focuses on […]

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New publication alert: Mapping risks of pest invasions based on the spatio-temporal distribution of hosts

Please take a look at the following article just published in the journal Management of Biological Invasions (MBI): Tuomola, J.; Yemshanov, D.; Huitu, H.; Hannunen, S. 2018. Mapping risks of pest invasions based on the spatio-temporal distribution of hosts. Management of Biological Invasions 9(2): 115-126. https://doi.org/10.3391/mbi.2018.9.2.05 Abstract. Surveying multiple invasive pest species at the same […]

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Public consultation: draft guidance of the EFSA Plant Health Panel on quantitative pest risk assessment

From IPRRG member Giuseppe Stancanelli: EFSA’s Panel on Plant Health (PLH) has launched an open consultation on its draft guidance on quantitative pest risk assessment. This draft guidance proposes advice to assessors on how to design quantitative pest risk assessment and manage the process to deliver fit for purpose assessments of plant pest risks. Interested […]

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Check out this article published recently in Landscape Ecology

Hello everyone, You may be interested in the following article by IPRRG member Audrey Lustig and co-authors (including long-time IPRRG member Sue Worner): Lustig A; Stouffer DB; Doscher C; Worner SP. 2017. Landscape metrics as a framework to measure the effect of landscape structure on the spread of invasive insect species. Landscape Ecology 32(12): 2311-2325. […]

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New publication alert: climate change and the brown marmorated stink bug

A recently published article by IPRRG member Erica Kistner covers the findings from her talk at IPRRG 2017 in Ottawa, for which Erica won the Best Presentation award: Kistner, E.J. Climate change impacts on the potential distribution and abundance of the brown marmorated stink bug (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae) with special reference to North America and Europe. […]

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