EPPO Training course on the EPPO Prioritization process for invasive alien plants, Paris, EPPO Headquarters (2013-03-12/14)
EPPO organized a training course on the EPPO prioritization process for invasive alien plants attended by 11 participants from 9 countries. The training course consisted of general presentations spread over the 2 first days on the following topics:
- EPPO activities on Pest Risk Analysis;
- Definitions and concepts related to biological invasions;
- EPPO Standard on the prioritization process for invasive alien plants;
- Applications; of the prioritization process in different countries including its comparison with other methods;
- Insights on uncertainties when performing prioritization assessments.
Participants also assessed, individually or in small groups, plant species of concern for their country, on which they had collected information before the meeting. The presentations of the following prioritization assessment are available online: Amaranthus retroflexus (Amaranthaceae) for Finland; Ambrosia artemisiifolia (Asteraceae, EPPO List of Invasive alien plants) for Belgium, the Czech Republic, Finland, Italy, Serbia and Turkey; Asclepias syriaca (Apocynaceae) for the Czech Republic; Cannabis sativa (Cannabaceae) for Serbia; Cortaderia selloana (Poaceae, EPPO List of IAP) for Croatia and Italy; Lonicera japonica (Caprifoliaceae) for Slovenia; Polygonum perfoliatum (Polygonaceae, EPPO A2 List) for Turkey; Rudbeckia laciniata (Asteraceae) for France and Belgium and Sicyos angulatus (Cucurbitaceae, EPPO List of IAP) for Italy and Slovenia.