01 Aug 2014 | Filed under wildlife ecology
The MacKenzie River, originating in the Grampians and flowing west towards Horsham, supports the last known platypus population in the Wimmera Catchment (although occasional sightings have been reported elsewhere; platypusspot.org/latest-comments/id/197). Platypuses have significantly declined throughout the catchment due to a combination of severe drought and human impacts (e.g.
02 Jun 2014 | Filed under sustainable agriculture
cesar is conducting a short survey of horticultural growers and consultants throughout Australia to better understand the issues surrounding green peach aphid (GPA) resistance. GPA is a widespread pest, attacking a broad range of crops. This species has a tendency to develop insecticide resistance, and this is becoming commonplace across...
06 Mar 2014 | Filed under sustainable agriculture
Sustainable management strategies targeting grain based pests aim to reduce risks of crop loss from pests while also reducing our reliance on insecticides. cesar is teaming up with interstate entomologists and ICAN to provide three workshops on sustainable pest management.
Our Sustainable Agriculture team currently has an exciting opporunity for a Senior Research Scientist who is genuinely passionate about working within agriculture and the environment.
10 Jan 2014 | Filed under genetic insights
The endangered mountain pygmy possum is restricted to three sub-alpine regions of Australia and is known as Australia’s only species that hibernates under a cover of snow. Intuitively, some might therefore think that the most likely key threatening process for the endangered mountain pygmy possum is climate change; however, research...