16 Jun 2011 | Filed under wildlife ecology
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. cesar is leading a team responsible for conducting Australia’s first ever genetic rescue of a wild native species population through a wild translocation.
30 Mar 2011 | Filed under genetic insights
The Barred Galaxias, a native Australian fish endemic to Victoria, has declined dramatically over the last 100 years, with populations now only found in a small upland area of central Victoria. To compound the drop in numbers, these fish are also at risk of stochastic events such as the 2009...
10 Feb 2011 | Filed under wildlife ecology
Melbourne hit above average rainfall in 2010 for the first time in 13 years and with relatively high platypus catch rates it appears that our local platypuses are happy about it! As part of the Melbourne Water Urban Platypus Program, cesar implemented a series of platypus surveys during Spring 2010...
01 Jan 2011 | Filed under wildlife ecology
Fifteen years of platypus surveys has indicated an overall decline in platypus numbers in many locations throughout greater Melbourne. cesar has conducted intensive biannual platypus surveys and collated catch rates from other historical surveys dating back to 1995.
| Filed under sustainable agriculture
Widespread infestations of green peach aphids (GPA) (Myzus persicae) during autumn and winter have contributed to an outbreak of beet western yellow virus (BWYV) in southern Australia. Canola crops across the lower and mid north regions of South Australia, western Victoria and some parts of NSW have been severely affected...