sustainability through science & innovation

our projects

As a busy research group with two distinct, yet complementary, areas of focus – 'biodiversity conservation' and 'sustainable agriculture' – we always have activities on the go. Here's an overview of some of our higher profile projects with associated key contacts.

 


Aphid insecticide resistance

Project partner: CSIRO

Funding body: Grains Research and Development Corporation

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The great Australian platypus search

Project partners: San Diego Zoo Global, the University of Melbourne

Funding body: San Diego Zoo Global

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Mite insecticide resistance

 

Project partners: CSIRO, the University of Melbourne, WA Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development

Funding body: Grains Research and Development Corporation

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New invertebrate knowledge

Project partners: CSIRO, the University of Melbourne

Funding body: the Grains Research and Development Corporation

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Preparedness for vegetable leafminer 

 

Project partners: Plant Health Australia, AUSVEG, Northern Australia Quarantine Strategy (with input from Biosecurity QLD and Nursery & Garden Industry Australia)

Funding body: Hort Innovation

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Preparedness for spotted wing Drosophila

Project partners: Plant Health Australia, Plant & Food Research NZ (with input from Horticulture NZ)

Funding body: Hort Innovation

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Russian wheat aphid

 

Project partners: South Australian Research and Development Institute

Funding body: the Grains Research and Development Corporation

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IPM adoption

Project partners: Birchip Cropping Group, South Australian Research and Development Institute, C-Qual Agritelligence, Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries

Funding body: the Grains Research and Development Corporation

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Pastures insects of SE Australia

Project partners: Pasturewise, the University of Melbourne, Ag-Research NZ

Funding body: Dairy Australia

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National Pest Information Service

Project partners: South Australian Research and Development Institute, Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development, Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries

Funding body: the Grains Research and Development Corporation

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Urban playtus program

Funding body: Melbourne Water, Wimmera CMA

 

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Bandicoot genetic rescue

Project partners: The University of Melbourne, La Trobe University, The University of New South Wales, and Mount Buller and Mount Stirling Alpine Resort Management, Mount Rothwell Conservation Park

Funding body: Various (including individual donations through crowd funding)

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Exotic pest surveillance

Funding body: Department of Agriculture and Water Resources (through Plant Health Australia)


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Cocoa pod borer

Project partners: NSW Department of Primary Industries, University of Sydney, University of Stellenbosch, South African Sugarcane Research Institute, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Papua New Guinea Cocoa Board

Funding body: Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR)

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