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PRATIQUE: a research project to enhance pest risk analysis techniques in the European Union

  • Baker, R. H. A. Central Science Laboratory, Sand Hutton, York, UK
  • Battisti, A. Department of Environmental Agronomy, University of Padova, Italy
  • Bremmer, J. Landbouw-Economisch Instituut (LEI) B.V., The Hague, Netherlands
  • Kenis, M. CABI Europe-Switzerland, Delemont, Switzerland
  • Mumford, J. Centre for Environmental Policy, Imperial College London, UK
  • Petter, F. European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization, Paris, France
  • Schrader, G. Julius Kühn-Institut (JKI), Bundesforschungsinstitut für Kulturpflanzen, Messeweg, Germany
  • Bacher, Sven University of Fribourg, Switzerland
  • Barro, P. De Cooperative Research Centre for National Plant Biosecurity, CSIRO Entomology, Indooroopilly, Australia
  • Hulme, P. E. The Bio-Protection Research Centre, Lincoln University, Lincoln, New Zealand
  • Karadjova, O. Plant Protection Institute, Kostinbrod, Bulgaria
  • Lansink, A. O. Wageningen University, Wageningen, Netherlands
  • Pruvost, O. Cirad-Université de la Réunion, Pôle de protection des plantes, Saint Pierre, Reunion, France
  • Pyšek, P. Institute of Botany, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Průhonice, Czech Republic - Faculty of Science, Department of Ecology, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic
  • Roques, A. Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique, Zoologie Forestière, Ardon, France
  • Baranchikov, Y. Sukachev Institute of Forest Siberian Branch Russian Academy of Science, Krasnoyarsk, Russia
  • Sun, J.-H. State Key Laboratory of Integrated Management of Pest Insects and Rodents, Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
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  • EPPO Bulletin. - 2009, vol. 39, no. 1, p. 87 - 93
English PRATIQUE is an EC-funded 7th Framework research project designed to address the major challenges for pest risk analysis (PRA) in Europe. It has three principal objectives: (a) to assemble the datasets required to construct PRAs valid for the whole of the EU, (b) to conduct multi-disciplinary research that enhances the techniques used in PRA and (c) to provide a decision support scheme for PRA that is efficient and user-friendly. The research will be undertaken by scientists from 13 institutes in the EU and one each from Australia and New Zealand with subcontractors from institutes in China and Russia. They will produce a structured inventory of PRA datasets for the EU and undertake targeted research to improve existing procedures and develop new methods for (a) the assessment of economic, environmental and social impacts, (b) summarising risk while taking account of uncertainty, (c) mapping endangered areas (d) pathway risk analysis and systems approaches and (e) guiding actions during emergencies caused by outbreaks of harmful organisms. The results will be tested and provided as protocols, decision support systems and computer programs with examples of best practice linked to a computerised European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization (EPPO) PRA scheme.
Faculté des sciences et de médecine
Département de Biologie
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