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A new mammal extinction crisis - what can be done?

30 Nov 2012 | Filed under wildlife ecology, genetic insights, company announcements

On the 17th November 2012 The Age newspaper reprinted an extract from an essay by Professor Tim Flannery - After the Future: Australia's New Extinction Crisis.

cesar Director awarded Victorian Young Tall Poppy Science Award

16 Nov 2012 | Filed under sustainable agriculture, company announcements

cesar Director, Dr Paul Umina, has been named as one of two recipients of the Victorian Young Tall Poppy of the Year 2012. The prestigious annual Young Tall Poppy Science Awards recognise the achievements of Australia’s outstanding young scientific researchers and communicators.

Collaborating to address insecticide resistance in mites

11 Sep 2012 | Filed under sustainable agriculture

Earth mite control failures have the potential to cost the Australian grains industry >$500 million per annum. From a grower's perspetive resistance can mean the cost of wasted chemicals and crop losses. At present, insecticide resistance in the redlegged earth mite (RLEM - Halotydeus destructor) is particularly concerning.

Wildlife Ecology team return from field work on Christmas Island

11 Sep 2012 | Filed under wildlife ecology

cesar’s Wildlife Ecology team has recently returned from an 8 day field trip trekking through the rainforest on Christmas Island in the Indian Ocean. The team sampled invertebrates with pitfall and sticky traps and took environmental samples as part of a new project for the Director of National Parks Australia.Christmas...

A wet night, a platypus and a BBC film crew

10 Sep 2012 | Filed under wildlife ecology

BBC Science contacted cesar earlier this year to see if the wildlife ecology team could assist in the production of a new geological history series. The BBC producers wanted intimate footage of a platypus as an example of Australia’s unique fauna, due to its long term geographical isolation during the...