The Vice-Chancellor’s Engagement Awards recognise the work the staff and students at The University of Melbourne carry out with the wider community. Dr Paul Umina was one of only four staff members to receive the prestigious Staff Excellence Award for his work assisting the agricultural industry in south-eastern Australia.
The Australian mountain pygmy possum population on Mt Buller has suffered one of the most drastic declines in numbers and genetic diversity ever documented for a mammal. Over the last two years, cesar have been leading a research team aiming to genetically rescue this highly unique population.
02 Sep 2011 | Filed under genetic insights
Yellow crazy ants – an invasive species from Africa - are wiping out millions of Christmas Island red crabs. As a result, numbers of this very important species appear to be declining. To aid in their management and long-term survival cesar is currently undertaking a population genetic study to:
25 Aug 2011 | Filed under sustainable agriculture
Find out the latest developments in the canola industry at the Wallup Ag Group Canola Expo. Hear from a number of industry experts on a range of topics including canola agronomy, canola varieties, pest and disease management, harvesting and grain marketing.
24 Aug 2011 | Filed under sustainable agriculture
Researchers from Charles Sturt University hope to have a commercial “spray on nematode” mix available within the next two years to control snails in Australian crops. Four years of work have gone into this project so far, which will use native nematodes to kill four introduced snail species.