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Julius Kühn-Institut (JKI)
Federal Research Centre
for Cultivated Plants

Dr. Bernhard C. Schäfer

Messeweg 11/12
38104 Braunschweig, Germany

Ms Simone Wittke
Tel: +49 (0)3946 47 7501
Fax: +49 (0)3946 47 7502
E-mail: ag@  julius-kuehn.  de

Stahnsdorfer Damm 81
14532 Kleinmachnow, Germany
Fax: +49 (0)33203 48-385

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Dr. Gritta Schrader

Tel: +49 (0)3946 47 7565
Fax: +49 (0)3946 47 7502

Julius Kühn-Institut
Messeweg 11/12
38104 Braunschweig

Assignments and Research Activities:

  • Coordination and conduction of phytosanitary pest risk analyses. Assessment of the risks of plant pests with regard to their introduction and spread, potential impacts, and threats to plant health and to biological diversity
  • Application and improvement of pest risk analysis standards and procedures of the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC), the European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organisation (EPPO) and the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA)
  • Development of methods for the assessment of impacts of plant pests on the environment and on ecosystem services
  • Development and application of methods to assess the impact of climate change on plant pests
  • Communication of results of pest risk analyses to the competent authorities in Germany and Europe (e.g. German Plant Protection Services, EPPO), including cooperation regarding the implementation of relevant EU legislation in Germany


  • Member of the International Advisory Group „Pest Risk Analysis“ (IAGPRA) of the IPPC
  • Core member of the EPPO Expert Working Groups for the conduction of pest risk analyses (PRAs)
  • Member of the (EPPO) Panel on PRA Development

Publications in the Julius Kühn-Institut