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Integrated biosecurity risk assessment models for imports (Tilletia, BMSB, QFF)

Abstract from completed project


The Integrated Biosecurity Risk Assessment Model (IBRAM) developed from this three-year project has been designed to deliver a more nuanced and timely assessment of risk, allowing for more efficient intervention on pathways and allocation of surveillance resources in a spatial and temporal context.


A web-based tool has been developed that allows for effective input of data, running the model, and display of the outputs. Several case studies have been used to test and validate the model including Queensland fruit fly, BMSB, Asian gypsy moth and the pepper weevil. MPI has been using the model to assess the risks for a number of pest species, including red imported fire ant and serpentine leaf miner.