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 2018 was a great meeting!

IPRRG 2018 was a great meeting!

The 12th Meeting of the International Pest Risk Research Group was held last week (16-19 October 2018) in Taichung City, Taiwan. The IPRRG hosted the meeting in association with the Taiwan Agricultural Research Institute and National Chung Hsing University. Thank you also to the Taiwan Ministry of Science and Technology for their sponsorship. This year's theme was "Burgeoning Asian Trade Connectivity: Implications for International Pest Risks".

Congratulations to our medal winners!
Best student presentation: Papitchaya Teawkul
Best poster presentation: Martin Damus
Best presentation: Alan MacLeod

Visit the IPRRG 2018 page

IPRRG 11th Meeting - PDFs of presentations are available!

IPRRG 11th Meeting - PDFs of presentations are available!

Our 11th annual meeting was held in Ottawa, Canada on 29 August-1 September 2017. The meeting was hosted in association with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA).

Participant presentations and other materials from the meeting are available from the link below. You may also visit the "Past Meetings" page.

Visit the "IPRRG 11" archive

What is Project Stinky?

What is Project Stinky?

In 2015, IPRRG embarked on an ambitious new project: a global pest risk assessment for the brown marmorated stink bug, Halyomorpha halys (Stål). The effort, codenamed "Project Stinky", is intended to focus the skills and talents of the Group on a pressing issue and to demonstrate the Group's value to scientists, managers, and policy makers.

The project had its first output published in the Journal of Pest Science in May 2017.

To learn more, visit the "Project Stinky" page

Post-Doc Opportunity: Invasive Insects Modeling at Oregon State University (Application Deadline Extended!)

*****FYI: The application deadline for this position has been extended through 26 August 2018***** Thanks to IPRRG members Gericke Cook and Len Coop for letting us know about this opportunity! Please see the announcement below. A PDF with a full description of the position can be accessed here. The Integrated Plant Protection Center (IPPC) invites […]

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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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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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