Projects Summary

Projects Summary

 

 

Program 1 - Early Warning

 

 

Economic analyses of gene deployment strategies for high priority exotic pests and chemical supply to manage pest incursions

  • Project number: 1015
  • Project Leader: A/Prof Ben White (University of Western Australia)
  • Research Coordinator: Dr Sophie Peterson

Citizen science to surveillance

How do you measure biosecurity impact?

  • Project number: 1030 (complete)
  • Project Leader: Dr David Cook (University of Western Australia)
  • Research Coordinator: Dr Sophie Peterson

Understanding the significance of natural pathways for pest entry into Australia and New Zealand

  • Project number: 1031 (complete)
  • Project Leader: Dr Alan Yen (Department of Environment and Primary Industries, Victoria)
  • Research Coordinator: Dr Sophie Peterson

Using historical incursion outcomes to predict the likelihood of eradication allowing for a fast and accurate response

  • Project number: 1032 (complete)
  • Project Leader: Lloyd Stringer (Plant & Food Research New Zealand)
  • Research Coordinator: Dr Sophie Peterson

With the benefit of hindsight: a bioeconomic analysis of past pest incursions

  • Project number: 1033
  • Project Leader: Prof Ben White (University of Western Australia)
  • Research Coordinator: Dr Sophie Peterson

A risk-return prioritisation tool for global trade inspections

Pathways and Risk Assessment Framework for High Impact Species (PRAFHIS)

Reforming an integrated Australasian cereal rust surveillance system

  • Project number: 1141
  • Project Leader: Dr William Cuddy (NSW Department of Primary Industries)
  • Research Coordinator: Dr Sophie Peterson

Nefarious Networks: assessing the biosecurity risks posed by informal trade networks

Network analysis of post-border pest spread

Wind spread of plant viral pathogens into northern Australia


Program 2 - Effective Detection and Response

 

 

 

New approaches for diagnosing bacterial pathovars

  • Project number: 2002
  • Project Leader: Prof Jim Stack (Kansas State University)
  • Research Coordinator: Dr Stephen McMaugh

Extending biosecurity preparedness and surveillance strategies and developing a chemical supply framework for pest incursions

  • Project number: 2013
  • Project Leader: Mrs Jo Slattery (Plant Health Australia)
  • Research Coordinator: Dr David Eagling

New tools for field grains surveillance and diagnostics of high priority exotic pests

  • Project number: 2014
  • Project Leader: Dr Jenny Davidson (South Australian Research and Development Institute)
  • Research Coordinator: Dr David Eagling

Managing myrtle rust – interim investment

  • Project number: 2023
  • Project Leader: Dr Suzy Perry (Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries)

Remote microscopy interim investment

  • Project number: 2026
  • Project Leader: Dr Gary Kong (PBCRC)

New tools for insect surveillance and eradication

  • Project number: 2034
  • Project Leader: Dr Max Suckling (Plant & Food Research New Zealand)
  • Research Coordinator: Dr Stephen McMaugh

On farm DNA surveillance for grape growers

Managing myrtle rust and its impacts in Australia

  • Project number: 2063
  • Project Leader: Dr Suzy Perry (Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries)
  • Research Coordinator: Dr Stephen McMaugh

Delivery of an integrated Internet-based bioinformatics toolkit for plant biosecurity diagnosis and surveillance of viruses and viroids

  • Project number: 2064
  • Project Leader: Dr Roberto Barrero (Murdoch University)
  • Research Coordinator: Dr Sophie Peterson

Understanding the role of alternative host plants in tomato potato psyllid and Liberibacter life cycle and ecology

  • Project number: 2079
  • Project Leader: Dr Jessica Dohmen-Vereijssen (Plant & Food Research New Zealand)
  • Research Coordinator: Dr Stephen McMaugh

Improved plant biosecurity practices in Cambodia, Laos and Thailand

  • Project number: 2095
  • Project Leader: Dr Gary Kong (PBCRC)

Decision making for eradication and quarantine

  • Project number: 2100
  • Project Leader: Dr Grant Hamilton (Queensland University of Technology)
  • Research Coordinator: Dr Sophie Peterson

Design and evaluation of targeted biosecurity surveillance systems

  • Project number: 2110
  • Project Leader: A/Prof Michael Renton (University of Western Australia)
  • Research Coordinator: Dr Sophie Peterson

Decision intelligence: determining pest natal origins

  • Project number: 2111
  • Project Leader: Dr Karen Armstrong (Bio-Protection Research Centre, NZ)
  • Research Coordinator: Dr Stephen McMaugh

Developing tools for in-field surveillance of pathogens

  • Project number: 2112
  • Project Leader: Dr Kelly Hill (South Australian Research and Development Institute)
  • Research Coordinator: Dr David Eagling

Combining monitoring and incursion surveillance for grains

  • Project number: 2113
  • Project Leader: Dr Mark Stevens (NSW Department of Primary Industries)
  • Research Coordinator: Dr David Eagling

Mechanically transmitted DNA virus control of Botrytis

  • Project number: 2126
  • Project Leader: Dr Robin MacDiarmid (Plant & Food Research New Zealand)
  • Research Coordinator: Dr Stephen McMaugh

Optimizing surveillance protocols using unmanned aerial systems

Next generation national fruit fly diagnostics and handbook

 

International acceptance of Australian solanaceous and cucurbit seed tests

Evaluating UAV's for plant biosecurity

  • Project number: 5055 (complete)
  • Project Leader: Dr Felipe Gonzalez (Queensland University of Technology)
  • Research Coordinator: Dr Sophie Peterson

Development and assessment of a remote identification system for stored grain insects

Curtailing and managing exotic fungal spore incursion into Australia

Psyllid phylogenetic and endosymbiont associations in New Zealand and Australia

Detection and prevention of scab disease in Asian and European pears

Smart-trap design and deployment strategies

Co-evolution of gall rusts (Uromycladium tepperianum complex) and Acacia spp. in Australia

The co-evolution of wild rice and its pathogens, especially Pyricularia spp.

Psyllid microflora- Implications for Liberibacter disease surveillance and pest control

Ecological impacts of invasive fungus in Australian native plant communities

Epidemiology, impact and management of myrtle rust in lemon myrtle plantations

Improved detection and identification of Xanthomonads affecting vegetable crops


Program 3 - Safeguarding Trade

 

 

 

New Technologies to Control Insects in Grain

  • Project number: 3003 (complete)
  • Project Leader: Prof Yonglin Ren (Murdoch University)
  • Research Coordinator: Dr David Eagling

Strength and spatio-temporal dynamics of resistance to phosphine and contact insecticides in key stored grain pests

  • Project number: 3035
  • Project Leader: Dr Manoj Nayak (Queensland Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry)
  • Research Coordinator: Dr David Eagling

An integrated approach to manage pests and resistance to phosphine in stored grain

  • Project number: 3036
  • Project Leader: Dr Manoj Nayak (Queensland Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry)
  • Research Coordinator: Dr David Eagling

Investigation of sources of insecticide residues in stored grains and oilseeds

  • Project number: 3037
  • Project Leader: Prof Yonglin Ren (Murdoch University)
  • Research Coordinator: Dr David Eagling

Evaluating chlorine dioxide and ozone as alternative methods for controlling phosphine-resistant insects in on-farm and commercial bulk storages

  • Project number: 3038
  • Project Leader: Dr Bhadriraju Subramanyam (Kansas State University)
  • Research Coordinator: Dr David Eagling

Ecology of Sitophilus and Cryptolestes species

  • Project number: 3039
  • Project Leader: Dr Greg Daglish (Queensland Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry)
  • Research Coordinator: Dr David Eagling

Modelling VaporPhos and ProFume distribution in bulk storages to improve efficacy against insects

  • Project number: 3040
  • Project Leader: Dr Dirk Maier (Kansas State University)
  • Research Coordinator: Dr David Eagling

Creating a novel lure and kill device for Queensland fruit fly

  • Project number: 3066
  • Project Leader: A/Prof Tony Clarke (Queensland University of Technology)
  • Research Coordinator: Dr Stephen McMaugh

CRC impact: grain industry delivery sites

  • Project number: 3076
  • Project Leader: Dr David Eagling (Plant Biosecurity CRC)
  • Research Coordinator: Dr David Eagling

Desk audit of the Fruit Fly body of Knowledge

  • Project number: 3091
  • Project Leader: Dr Bernie Dominiak (NSW Department of Primary Industries)
  • Research Coordinator: Dr Stephen McMaugh

Improved postharvest market access treatments for horticultural commodities

  • Project number: 3097
  • Project Leader: Lisa Jamieson (Plant & Food Research New Zealand)
  • Research Coordinator: Dr Stephen McMaugh

Delivery and adoption of nitrogen/low oxygen and nitrogen+phosphine technology for the management of grain storage pests and grain quality

  • Project number: 3099
  • Project Leader: Professor YongLin Ren (Murdoch University)
  • Research Coordinator: Dr David Eagling

Investigation of new control options for phosphine resistant pests of stored grain

  • Project number: 3114
  • Project Leader: Dr Paul Ebert (University of Queensland)
  • Research Coordinator: Dr David Eagling

Molecular basis of response to (sub)lethal stresses

An integrated approach to manage pests and resistance to phosphine in stored grain (Phase 2)

Insecticidal surface coatings (ISC) to control pests of stored grains

  • Project number: 5054
  • Project Leader: Dr Andrew Ridley (Queensland Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry)
  • Research Coordinator: Dr David Eagling

Synthesis of a putative Cryptolestes ferrugineus pheromone

  • Project number: 5073
  • Project Leader: Dr David Eagling (Plant Biosecurity CRC)
  • Research Coordinator: Dr David Eagling

Phosphine distribution modeling

Evaluating chlorine dioxide and ozone to control insects in stored grain

Identifying the fungal volatiles attractive to Tribolium castaneum

New, non-chemical technologies to protect grain during storage and transport

Non-chemical method for stored grain

Probiotics for enhancing fruit fly sterile insect technique (SIT)

Blends versus pure chemicals: understanding the mechanisms of host fruit location by Queensland fruit fly

DNA marker development and their use in monitoring and eradication of phosphine resistance in stored grain pest

 


Program 4 - Secure Future

 

 

 

Advancing collaborative knowledge systems for plant biosecurity surveillance

Building resilience in indigenous communities through engagement – a focus on biosecurity threats

  • Project number: 4041
  • Project Leader: Professor Ruth Wallace (Charles Darwin University)
  • Research Coordinator: Dr Sophie Peterson

Novel community engagement in plant biosecurity

  • Project number: 4065
  • Project Leader: Dr Leigh Pilkington (NSW Department of Primary Industries)
  • Research Coordinator: Dr Sophie Peterson

Collaborative planning and shared decision making amongst stakeholders in plant biosecurity risk management

  • Project number: 4115
  • Project Leader: Dr Suzy Perry (Queensland Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry)
  • Research Coordinator: Dr Sophie Peterson

Plant biosecurity capacity development services for Sub Saharan Africa

  • Project number: 4130
  • Project Leader: Bill Magee (PBCRC)

Knowledge transfer and uptake of new practices for pest management in irrigated rice

  • Project number: 4140
  • Project Leader: Dr Penny Wurm (Charles Darwin University)
  • Research Coordinator: Dr Sophie Peterson

Social and institutional aspects of grower participation in area-wide fruit fly management programs in Australian horticultural industries

Engaging communities in biosecurity: Evaluating the role of science communication and incentives in the area-wide management of fruit fly in Western Australia

Perceptions towards biosecurity threats across Vietnamese farming communities in Australia


CRCNPB research projects

A summary of all the CRCNPB research projects is available here. CRCNPB is the previous CRC for National Plant Biosecurity.