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 Webinar Series

IPRRG Webinar Series

We are pleased to announce that IPRRG is hosting a monthly webinar series! 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.

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Public consultation: draft guidance of the EFSA Plant Health Panel on quantitative pest risk assessment

From IPRRG member Giuseppe Stancanelli: EFSA’s Panel on Plant Health (PLH) has launched an open consultation on its draft guidance on quantitative pest risk assessment. This draft guidance proposes advice to assessors on how to design quantitative pest risk assessment and manage the process to deliver fit for purpose assessments of plant pest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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Biological Invasions: special issue on biological invasions in forests

The latest issue of Biological Invasions (Vol. 19, Issue 11) is a special issue on invasions in forests, prepared by a task force of the International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO). The table of contents (24 articles) is available here: https://link.springer.com/journal/10530/19/11/page/1 Issue editors: Andrew M Liebhold, Eckehard G Brockerhoff, and Martin A. Nuñez

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