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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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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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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