Invasive species and biosecurity

Invasive species & biosecurity
Invasive species such as weeds, feral animals, insects and other invertebrates, diseases, fungi and parasites can have major impacts on biodiversity.
 
Evolutionary changes in invasive species can increase their impact on native species and their geographic spread. Hybridization between exotic and native species can also have significant impacts in invaded habitats.
 
The management of exotic pathogens can be improved by identifying resistance in the invaded host’s genome.
 
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Highlights

Adaptation and population genomics of the cotton bollworm

Craig Anderson
Dr Craig Anderson is an OCE postdoctoral researcher at CSIRO who specialises in molecular ecology and the use of genotyping-by-sequencing (GBS) data...

eDNA metabarcoding for freshwater biodiversity assessment

Maxine Piggott
Dr Maxine Piggott is an ARC DECRA Postdoctoral Fellow at ANU who uses non-invasive genetic techniques to answer questions in animal behavior,...

Genetics & evolution of Eucalypts

Carsten Kulheim
Dr Carsten Kulheim is a Postdoctoral Fellow at ANU. He is investigating a range of questions about the genetics and evolution of the plants that...

Understanding rapid evolution using historical pest genomes

Angela McGaughran
Dr Angela McGaughran is a post-doctoral fellow at CSIRO, visiting from the University of Melbourne. Angela specialises in adaptation and population...

News

26
Jul
2017
In collaboration with the Centre for Biodiversity Analysis, local tech start-up company QuestaGame has developed short-term internships to give students (and others) the...
08
Sep
2016
The Centre for Biodiversity Analysis hosted an engagement and dialogue workshop for research providers (scientists) and research users (policy makers and managers) on the...
13
Mar
2015
Amid the questioning of government support for remote Aboriginal communities and what Prime Minister Tony Abbott called the “lifestyle choices” of those who live there, CBA...

Events

Past events

06
Sep
2016
An engagement and dialogue workshop for research providers (scientists) and research users (policy makers and managers). Innovative capabilities in biodiversity science are...
28
Apr
2015
The 2015 CBA conference aims to explore the impact of genomics on species discovery and delimitation in the context of taxonomic practice and applications. Over three days, local...
02
Apr
2013
Recent advances in DNA sequencing and bioinformatics means it is now possible to expand detailed genomic analysis from a few ‘model species’ to a wide diversity of organisms and...

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