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.
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IPRRG Executive Committee for the 2017-2019 term

After conferring among ourselves, the incoming members of the IPRRG Executive Committee have selected Darren Kriticos as Chair for the 2017-2019 term. The other officers are as follows: Denys Yemshanov, Vice-Chair; Senait Senay, Secretary-Treasurer; Frank Koch, Communications Officer; and Ana Clariza Samoyoa, Student Representative. Please feel free to contact any officer regarding IPRRG matters — […]

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PhD vacancy (Wageningen): economic & social impact assessment of plant pests in the EU

From IPPRG member Wopke van der Werf: We are still looking to fill our vacancy for a PhD student on the POnTE project (https://www.ponteproject.eu). Please spread the word widely about this excellent opportunity! Applications should be submitted before 1 September 2017. PhD vacancy – Wageningen University & Research Economic and Social Impact Assessment of Plant […]

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Publication: Modelling climate change impacts on habitat suitability of forest tree species

IPRRG member Daniele de Rigo, along with colleagues from the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre, has published a work on a robust modelling architecture to estimate the maximum habitat suitability for tree species. Although exemplified for a specific coniferous taxon in Europe, the methodology is general and was systematically applied in the European Atlas of […]

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3rd International Congress on Biological Invasions

3rd International Congress on Biological Invasions Building capacity to manage biological invasions and facilitate trade Hangzhou, China 19-23 November, 2017 The Congress will continue to facilitate the exchange of cutting edge research and the tracking of technical progress in sustainably managing invasive alien species. It will target the research challenges of IAS management at national, regional […]

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Recently published articles of interest

Some recent articles that might be of interest to IPRRG members…two accepted in the Journal of Applied Ecology: Depletion of heterogeneous source species pools predicts future invasion rates – Liebhold AM, Brockerhoff EG, Kimberley M http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/…/10.11…/1365-2664.12895/full Embracing uncertainty in applied ecology – Milner-Gulland EJ, Shea K http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/…/10.11…/1365-2664.12887/full …and another in Ecology Letters (early view article): […]

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