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

Movements 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.

(Descriptions are provided by the Actions directly via e-COST.)

General Information*

Chair of the Action:

Prof Hugh EVANS (UK)

Vice Chair of the Action:

Dr Thomas JUNG (DE)

Science officer of the Action:


Administrative officer of the Action:



Action Fact Sheet

Download AFS as .RTF

Memorandum of Understanding

Download MoU as PDF


Download Brochure as PDF

Final Achievement Report

Download Final Achievement Report as PDF


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