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 10th meeting in Parma, Italy, 23-26 August 2016

CLIMEX Version 4 Training

A four-day CLIMEX training course was run at Paris, France, 30 August to September 2, 2016.

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. Version 4 of CLIMEX introduces a range of powerful new tools to automates the generation of parameter sensitivity and uncertainty analyses, and provides the ability to automate some of the parameter-fitting tasks.

IPRRG 10th meeting in Parma, Italy, 23-26 August 2016

IPRRG 10th meeting in Parma, Italy, 23-26 August 2016

Our tenth annual meeting was held in Parma, Italy on 23-26 August 2016. The meeting was hosted by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA). Participant presentations will soon be available for viewing and download. Congratulations to the following medal winners!

Best Presentation: Denys Yemshanov
Best Student Presentation: Elena Costi
Best Student Poster: Papitchaya Teawkul

Visit the "IPRRG 2016" meeting page

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.

To learn more, visit the "Project Stinky" page

European Atlas of Forest Tree Species - cover design

Publication of the European Atlas of Forest Tree Species

The EC’s Joint Research Centre celebrated the International Day of Forests (21 March) by launching the first ever European Atlas of Forest Tree Species. A result of the collaborative efforts of leading scientists and forestry professionals, this publication provides information on the different species that can be found in European forests and the factors that threaten them, […]

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Mature larva of Helicoverpa armigera. (M.J. van derStaten, NPPO Netherlands, Bugwood).

Old world bollworm risk to US borne out

Pest risk modelling warning for old world bolworm borne out In July, the South East Farm Press reported that a male Helicoverpa armigera (old world bollworm) adult had been detected in the Cooperative Agricultural Pest Survey survey in Florida.  [Latest reports have updated this to three adult male moths trapped].  This species poses a threat to a very wide range of […]

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Bananas infected with Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. cubense tropical race 4 (Biosec. QLD)

Panama disease in Queensland bananas

  Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. cubense Tropical Race 4 has been detected in Queensland, Australia.  In a blow to lovers of Cavendish bananas, this devastating vascular soil borne disease of bananas has been discovered in Tully, North Queensland, Australia.  This news is particularly difficult for Queenslanders to accept, as they are affectionately known within Australia […]

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