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 11th Meeting - PDFs of presentations now available!

IPRRG 2018

We are pleased to announce that the 12th Meeting of the International Pest Risk Research Group will be held next year (2018) in Taichung City, Taiwan. The IPRRG will be hosting the meeting in association with the Taiwan Agricultural Research Institute and National Chung Hsing University. Tentatively, the meeting will be held in mid-October 2018.

Additional details about the meeting will be posted on the "IPPRG 2018" page as they become available.

Visit the "IPRRG 2018" page

IPRRG 11th Meeting - PDFs of presentations now available!

IPRRG 11th Meeting - PDFs of presentations now available!

Our eleventh annual meeting was held in Ottawa, Canada on 23-26 August 2016. The meeting was hosted by 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

Job posting: Scientific Officer in Plant Health, EFSA Animal and Plant Health Unit

Thanks to IPRRG member Giuseppe Stancanelli for alerting us to this opportunity! EFSA is looking for a highly motivated scientist in entomology or plant pathology of agriculture, landscape or forestry plants or plant products, experienced in the application of quantitative plant health risk assessment and/or population dynamics or epidemiological modelling for plant pests. Please use […]

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New publication alert!

Hey IPRRG members! You may be interested in the following article recently published in Ecology and Evolution: Lustig, Audrey; Worner, Susan P.; Pitt, Joel P.W.; Doscher, Crile; Stouffer, Daniel B.; Senay, Senait D. A modeling framework for the establishment and spread of invasive species in heterogeneous environments. Ecol. Evol. 2017; 00:1–11. https://doi.org/10.1002/ece3.2915 The article describes […]

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Euphresco project on assessment and prioritisation of pathways

Euphresco is a network of organisations funding research projects and coordinating national research in the phytosanitary area. The overall goal of Euphresco is to support coordination and collaboration in the area of phytosanitary research, and to become a strong, long-term network of funders that fully incorporate existing and new members. Currently, Euphresco is coordinating a […]

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IPRRG Executive Committee for the 2017-2019 term

After conferring among ourselves, the incoming members of the IPRRG Executive Committee have selected Darren Kriticos as Chair for the 2017-2019 term. The other officers are as follows: Denys Yemshanov, Vice-Chair; Senait Senay, Secretary-Treasurer; Frank Koch, Communications Officer; and Ana Clariza Samoyoa, Student Representative. Please feel free to contact any officer regarding IPRRG matters — […]

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Publication: Modelling climate change impacts on habitat suitability of forest tree species

IPRRG member Daniele de Rigo, along with colleagues from the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre, has published a work on a robust modelling architecture to estimate the maximum habitat suitability for tree species. Although exemplified for a specific coniferous taxon in Europe, the methodology is general and was systematically applied in the European Atlas of […]

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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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