Category: research

Join the biosecurity conversation in Australia!

The Gold Coast will be abuzz with all things biosecurity on 12-13 June 2019, when government, industry and other interested parties unite for the inaugural Australian Biosecurity Symposium.

New tools to fight northern bio-invaders

A team of James Cook University scientists is beginning work on cutting-edge ways to repel biosecurity invaders from Australia’s northern shores.

Invasive species, pathway and site diagram.

Risks and pathways project

In January 2017 the Invasive Species Council and Monash University School of Biological Sciences, with support from the Ian Potter Foundation, began an environmental biosecurity risks and pathways project. The two-and-a-half-year project is to develop a national priority list of potential insect and plant disease invaders that could harm the natural environment, and identify their likely pathways of arrival…

Froggatt Awards

The Froggatt Awards are named in honour of Australian entomologist Walter Froggatt, who, when the cane toad was released into Australia in the 1930s to control beetle infestations in the sugar cane industry, was a lone voice, lobbying the federal government to exercise caution. At the time Walter wrote that ‘this great toad, immune from…

Invasive species: Where the parties stand at the 2019 Australian election

Invasive species are one of the biggest drivers of environmental loss in Australia, and threaten our native animals and plants more than any other single factor. Analysis by 12 ecologists released earlier this year revealed the extent of the problem. Invasive species are driving more than 80 per cent of our threatened native species towards…

Invasive species – national priorities 2016

Seven national priorities for invasive species reform that deliver long-term cost savings, stem biodiversity losses and enhance agricultural productivity.