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Myrtle Rust, the Silent Killer

Myrtle rust’s impact on our native ecosystems has now been captured on film. This film introduces myrtle rust and its cultural, social, and ecological effects on Australia’s native environment.

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Celebrating Thirty Years of World Heritage

There is little doubt that the pathway to World Heritage for K’gari (Fraser Island) has been contentious. The colonial fight for K’gari started in 1770, when HMS Endeavour, carrying Lt James Cook and Sir Joseph Banks, scientist and sponsor for the trip, recorded the island.

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One Year’s Weed, Seven Years of Seed

That old adage about one year’s seeds, seven years of weeds? Does that mean the seven years of weeds promised or threatened by that adage are multiplied by each year of seeds?

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Clearing Weeds in Beach Camping Areas

As part of this year’s 21st annual 4WD QLD K’gari (Fraser Island) clean-up event in May, Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS) managed to pry a few clubs away from the beach to assist in clearing weeds from several beach camping areas.

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Weed Spotter Network eLearning

There’s always something new to see whenever you are out in the field, and inevitably you find yourself looking at plants that you haven’t seen before – weed or not weed?

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FINIA Annual Field Trip 2022

From May 26 to 27, FINIA members participated in their annual two-day Field Trip to K’gari.

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Weed Spotter Alert: Autograph Tree

The first records of naturalisation of an unusual tree have very recently been made in coastal south-east Queensland.

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K’gari Fish Health

In April 2021, as part of the federal government’s Wildlife and Habitat Bushfire Recovery Program, rapid on-ground ecological surveys of the distribution and abundance of priority threatened species were undertaken to determine the extent and severity of threats to habitats and populations.

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Webinar: Environmental Biosecurity – Beyond the Matrix

The Research & Innovation Team is excited to bring you our next research webinar showcasing leading researchers from the Centre of Excellence for Biosecurity Risk Analysis (CEBRA) at the University of Melbourne.

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K’gari case study in biosecurity planning to become a national template

Although management plans for protected areas typically include actions for established weeds and vertebrate pests, preparation of a dedicated biosecurity plan is rare.

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