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COST Action FP1002. Pathway Evaluation and pest Risk Management In Transport (PERMIT)

Data Source: EFI EUROFOREST Portal
TitleCOST Action FP1002. Pathway Evaluation and pest Risk Management In Transport (PERMIT)
CreatorCOST Action FP1002; Forest Research
DescriptionMovements of Invasive Alien Species (IAS) globally by trade and human movement present severe and increasing risks of transfer of plant pests (principally invertebrates and plant pathogens) globally. Climate change adds further opportunities for pest establishment and impact, both by providing increased survival and growth opportunities for pests and, through environmental stresses, making trees more vulnerable to those pests. In relation to ecosystem services and their longevity, forests are particularly vulnerable to IAS. In particular, multiple pathways for transfer of pests internationally are poorly characterised, leading to increasing transfer and establishment of new damaging organisms. The COST Action PERMIT addresses this shortfall in knowledge and practice and will focus on reducing threats from exotic pests through promoting Enhanced Pathway Management. The COST Action is organised into four working groups: Pathway characterisation linked to pest movements and trade patterns; Development of generic risk mitigation measures to reduce pest movements along pathways; Analysis of the level of education and awareness of risks associated with different pathways; Identification of research and data gathering needs. It will run from 2010 to 2014.
Keywordsinvasive alien species; IAS; networks; research; pests; diseases; risk; pathways
TypeEC-EU resources, Networks, Projects
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 Published: January 31 2013