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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Why are plant pathogens under-represented in eco-climatic niche modelling?

IPRRG members Kylie Ireland and Darren Kriticos had an article published recently in the International Journal of Pest Management. Here’s more from Kylie: Why are plant pathogens under-represented in eco-climatic niche modelling? Check this out – https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/09670874.2018.1543910 Plenty of opportunity exists to model plant pathogens into the future and push the concept of the niche […]

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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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