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. Abstract submission has been extended until 16 June 2019. Submit now!

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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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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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European Food Safety Authority Survey: Scientific Uncertainty

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) just launched an effort to better explain scientific uncertainty. They’re asking for help!  Please complete a survey (available in several different languages) that can be accessed from the @Methods_EFSA Twitter feed: How certain r u? Help us better explain #scientificuncertainty take our survey available in EN FR DE EL ES RO https://t.co/73XyyobaCh pic.twitter.com/aQYEU9ItBW — […]

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CLIMEX Training

Introduction to CLIMEX Version 4 CLIMEX is one of the most powerful computer-based tools available to pest risk assessors and ecologists to explore the geographical effects of climate on organisms.  Using CLIMEX you can explore a species’ potential distribution and phenology under current and future climate scenarios.  New features include the ability to explore seasonal […]

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Science Protecting Plant Health Conference, 26-28 September 2017, Brisbane, Australia

A call for abstracts has been issued for the Science Protecting Plant Health Conference, 26-28th September 2017 in Brisbane, Australia. The closing date for abstract submission is 1 March. This joint conference of the Australasian Plant Pathology Society and the Plant Biosecurity Cooperative Research Centre promises an interesting programme of international speakers. Visit the conference […]

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EU-Forest, a high-resolution tree occurrence dataset for Europe

Achille Mauri (European Commission-Joint Research Centre) and colleagues published an article recently in Scientific Data, a peer-reviewed, open-access journal from the natureresearch group. The article describes EU-Forest, a high-resolution tree occurrence dataset for Europe. From the abstract: “We present EU-Forest, a dataset that integrates and extends by almost one order of magnitude the publicly available information on European tree species distribution. The core of our […]

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