Plant health risk and monitoring evaluation (PHRAME)


PHRAME developed improved pest risk analysis techniques for quarantine pests, using pine wood nematode, Buraphelenchus xylophilus, in Portugal as a model system.

Final report and summary of conclusions

This research is now continued by the REPHRAME project.

Research objectives 

Detection of pine wood nematode in Portugal has increased the threat to the EU from this extremely dangerous pest. The key objective for this project was to develop an improved Pest Risk Analysis methodology that can be used at both local and regional scales to assess the significance of a plant health threat and, by use of a core model, to assess the consequences of outbreaks.

Funders and partners

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This programme was funded by the European Union - Framework Programme FP5.

There were partners in six countries: Austria, France, Germany, Portugal, Spain and UK.

Forest Research involvement

Forest Research co-ordinated this project. 


The project ran from 2003 to 2006.


Hugh Evans

EU contract details

Co-ordinator:  Hugh Evans, Forest Research

Contract: QLK5-CT-2002-00672, Quality of Life and Management of Living Resources, FP5.