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, Poznań, Poland - PDFs of presentations now available!

IPRRG 2019, Poznań, Poland - PDFs of presentations now available!

Our 13th annual meeting was held in Poznań, Poland, from 3 to 6 September 2019. PDF versions of participant presentations are available from the "IPRRG 2019" meeting archive.

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Introducing Project X - "Burgeoning Asian Trade Connectivity: Implications for International Pest Risks"

Introducing 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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Post-Doc Opportunity: Invasive Insects Modeling at Oregon State University (Application Deadline Extended!)

*****FYI: The application deadline for this position has been extended through 26 August 2018***** Thanks to IPRRG members Gericke Cook and Len Coop for letting us know about this opportunity! Please see the announcement below. A PDF with a full description of the position can be accessed here. The Integrated Plant Protection Center (IPPC) invites […]

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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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