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platypus found entangled in Merri Creek

27 Feb 2012 | Filed under wildlife ecology

Following several reliable platypus sightings in Merri Creek over the past 18 months, their presence was confirmed recently when a platypus was discovered by a local resident near Moreland Rd, Thornbury. While it is great news that platypuses have recolonised one of Melbourne’s most urbanised and modified streams after a...

Career opportunity

02 Feb 2012 | Filed under sustainable agriculture, company announcements

Our Sustainable Agriculture team currently has an exciting opporunity for a Research and Trials Scientist who is genuinely passionate about working within agriculture and the environment.

cesar Director receives Vice-Chancellor’s Engagement Award

14 Oct 2011 | Filed under sustainable agriculture, company announcements

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.

cesar undertake new wild translocation of the endangered mountain pygmy possum

03 Oct 2011 | Filed under wildlife ecology, genetic insights

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.

Ant super-colonies threaten the Christmas Island red crab

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: