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The Great Australian Platypus Search: winter 2019 results

28 Oct 2019 | Filed under

The Great Australian Platypus Search (GAPS) is using eDNA testing techniques to undertake the largest platypus survey ever attempted. Results from the latest round of fieldwork has just been received – and platypuses have been detected at around a third of sites sampled.

Insecticide resistance in the green peach aphid – where are we after 4 years of surveillance?

21 Oct 2019 | Filed under

If you google ‘green peach aphid’, you’re more than likely to see us, cesar, in your search feed.

success of mountain pygmy possum genetic rescue

11 Sep 2019 | Filed under

The home of the endangered mountain pygmy possum, Burramys parvus, is limited to the alpine regions of Australia – a very small range indeed!

Spotted wing drosophila: where will this world citizen make its next travel destination?

03 Sep 2019 | Filed under

The spotted wing drosophila (SWD) is a global pest of soft fruit industries and the subject of a current Hort Innovation funded biosecurity project led by Plant Health Australia, in collaboration with cesar and Plant and Food Research NZ.

We’re all abuzz about our tiny biosecurity officers

23 Aug 2019 | Filed under

You might’ve heard (we shouted pretty loud) about our amazing Research Scientist, Dr Elia Pirtle, winning the best presentation award at the Plant Biosecurity Research Symposium last week!