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.

Mark your calendars for IPRRG 2019 in Poznań, Poland!

Mark your calendars for IPRRG 2019 in Poznań, Poland!

The 13th Meeting of the International Pest Risk Research Group will be held 3-6 September 2019 in Poznań, Poland. The IPRRG is hosting the meeting in association with the Institute of Plant Protection, Poland, and the European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization (EPPO / OEPP).

We will be issuing a call for abstracts in the early part of 2019. Travel information and other details will be available soon on the "IPRRG 2019" meeting page.

Visit the "IPRRG 2019" page

IPRRG 2018 - PDFs of presentations are now available!

IPRRG 2018 - PDFs of presentations are now available!

Our 12th annual meeting was held 16-19 October 2018 in Taichung, Taiwan. The meeting was hosted in association with the Taiwan Agricultural Research Institute (TARI) and National Chung Hsing University (NCHU).

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 2018" 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

Why are plant pathogens under-represented in eco-climatic niche modelling?

IPRRG members Kylie Ireland and Darren Kriticos had an article published recently in the International Journal of Pest Management. Here’s more from Kylie: Why are plant pathogens under-represented in eco-climatic niche modelling? Check this out – https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/09670874.2018.1543910 Plenty of opportunity exists to model plant pathogens into the future and push the concept of the niche […]

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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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