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Advance Queensland Industry Research Fellowship: Biological invasions in forestry: drivers, predictors and mitigation for biosecurity and industry

This project will:

  1. Work alongside industry to manage current and emerging invasive forest species in Queensland;

  2. analyse historical invasions of exotic forest pests to identify drivers of invasion;

  3. examine export/import pathways and patterns of insect interceptions and detections across the biosecurity chain;

  4. identify biological traits and spatial-temporal factors linked with establishment; and

  5. use these data to optimise surveillance strategies.

Findings will help identify drivers and predictors of invasion, assist policy-makers to develop prevention, early detection and eradication strategies, and minimise the impact of invasions on the forest industry through early warning, spread mitigation, and management.

Project date

18 Apr 2019-5 Mar 2022

Principal investigator

Helen Nahrung

Project funded by

Multiple industries
Forestry Natural capital assets Other rural industries

Forest and Wood Products Australia (FWPA)

Forest and Wood Products Australia Limited (FWPA) is a not-for-profit company that provides national, integrated research and development services to …

Multiple industries
Forestry Natural capital assets Other rural industries
  • Location

    Australia

  • Organisation type

    Research funding body

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Focus areas

Industries

Sustainabilities

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