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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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K’gari Research Symposium – K’gari towards 2050

The K’gari Research Symposium was held on Friday, 26 November, at the University of the Sunshine Coast’s Fraser Coast Campus.

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Feature Pest: Shot Hole Borer

With so many weeds and pests already established on K’gari, it is important that we don’t inadvertently introduce more. One such group of pests are the shot hole borers.

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Volunteering with FIDO at Eurong

FIDO has been organising volunteer weed control trips to Eurong for many years. Led by Su Dawson, the following summarises the most recent trip with volunteers Ross Webster, Mike and Mars Oram.

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K’gari Symposium 2021 – Call for Posters

As the K’gari Symposium – Towards 2050 approaches (26 November) the organisers are seeking poster presentations from researchers, community groups and individuals who are working on projects related to K’gari. 

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Focus on Finding the Five

A further focus on fighting five species of tropical invasive plants is heralded with the approval of a three-year response plan by the National Management Group as part of the National Tropical Weeds Eradication Program

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Chief Environmental Biosecurity Officer Update

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