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THEME E

Surveillance and Eradication

Tools and strategies for preparedness for and response to incursions of invasive plant pest species, including determining their presence or absence

Theme Scope:

  • New surveillance methods: increased ability to detect species earlier by development of timely, cost-effective surveillance methods and improvements of surveillance sensitivity
  • Defining surveillance efficacy: increased understanding of and confidence in the effectiveness of surveillance programmes to enable better targeting and use of resources
  • New eradication tools: develop tools that maximise the likelihood of eradication, minimise adverse environmental and cultural impacts, and lie within public thresholds of acceptance for new technologies
  • New response decision tools: develop tools and strategies to enable rapid and robust decision making during a biosecurity response.

 

Current Projects

Improved surveillance tools for key biosecurity targets (fruit flies, Gypsy moth)

Lead By Flore Mas. Duration: July 2017 – June 2022 (in part STOPPED)

Biosecurity excellence in port communities

Lead By John Kean. Duration: July 2017 – June 2022

eDNA detection of invasive insects

Lead By Simon Bulman. Duration: July 2019 – June 2022 (3 yr)

Improving the attractiveness of cuelure for better detection and eradication of invasive fruit flies

Lead By Ashraf El Sayed. Duration: July 2019 – June 2022 (3 yr)

Socially acceptable eradication tools underpinned by modelling for eradication (BMSB, QFF, Codling moth, SWD)

Lead By Lloyd Stringer. Duration: July 2017 – June 2022 (5 yr)

Rapid Response to Biosecurity threats in Nurseries

Lead By Rebecca McDougal & Michael Watt (Scion). Duration: July 2020 - June 2023

New Aerodynamic Design Principles for Effective Insect Traps

Lead By Rachael Horner (Plant And Food Research). Duration: July 2020 - June 2023
Jessica Vereijssen Theme E Leader
Jessica Vereijssen
Phone: 03 3259566