Invasive species

Close of photo of a mosquito

Australian summers and mosquitoes go together. But a La Niña year can increase the risk of mosquito-borne diseases.

Digital technology can help Indigenous rangers adaptively manage their lands. But it's critical that these tools are co-designed by Traditional Owners to ensure that they deliver benefit back to Indigenous communities. A collaboration called Healthy Country AI is helping to do just that.

Different cowpea varieties.

Cowpea is a staple food in many African countries. However, its production is under constant threat from pests. Biotechnology has solved one of the problems, and a solution to another problem is on the way.

New research has found gluten-like proteins in ryegrass, which might – or might not – be a problem for people with gluten intolerance.

Effective chemical options for pest control in several agricultural industries may be substantially reduced in the future. A change in thinking will be needed throughout the supply chain.

Our DNA studies of Australia's quailthrush have revealed many secrets hidden among these remarkable birds, including a genetic robbery.

Ashmore Reef Marine Park is one of Australia's most remote marine parks. Recent fieldwork will help Parks Australia adaptively manage this island sanctuary.

A cross-Tasman collaboration involving our Synthetic Biology Future Science Platform and Managing Invasive Species and Diseases program has produced the first full genome sequence of the ship rat.

A black turtle on sand

We're working with Indigenous rangers in Cape York to give baby turtles the best chance of making it from nest to ocean.