Interface between pest risk science and policy : the EPPO perspective

  • The European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organisation (EPPO) is an intergovernmental organization responsible for cooperation in plant protection in the European and Mediterranean region. It provides global distribution maps of pests, and intends to identify the areas at risk from new and emerging pests, in the framework of Pest Risk Analyses. EPPO has developed a decision-support scheme for Pest Risk Analysis (DSS) and a computer program (CAPRA) to assist pest risk analysts in running the decisionsupport scheme. Dedicated rating guidance and a Climatic Suitability Risk Mapping Decision-Support Scheme have recently been developed to guide assessors in identifying the potential area of establishment of a pest. All these tools have been developed taking into account both pest risk science available and needs of policy makers. The use of these tools and of mapping software are undertaken within the framework of EPPO Pest Risk Analyses, as illustrated through the examples of Thaumatotibia leucotreta (Lepidoptera) and Apriona germari (Coleoptera).

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Author:Sarah Brunel, Muriel Suffert, Françoise Petter, Richard Baker
Parent Title (English):NeoBiota
Document Type:Article
Date of Publication (online):2013/11/22
Date of first Publication:2013/09/13
Publishing Institution:Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2013/11/22
Tag:Apriona germari; Pest Risk Analysis; Thaumatotibia leucotreta; modelling; pest risk mapping
Page Number:15
First Page:9
Last Page:23
Dewey Decimal Classification:5 Naturwissenschaften und Mathematik / 57 Biowissenschaften; Biologie / 570 Biowissenschaften; Biologie
Sammlungen:Sammlung Biologie / Sondersammelgebiets-Volltexte
Zeitschriften / Jahresberichte:NeoBiota / NeoBiota 18
Licence (German):License LogoCreative Commons - Namensnennung 3.0