BLOGS WEBSITE

TAG: Phill Cassey

Alien organisms – are they a threat to biosecurity?

Scientists warn, without good biosecurity measures ‘alien organisms’ on Earth may become a reality stranger than fiction. Published in international journal BioSciences, a team of scientists, including Associate Professor Phill Cassey, Head of the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Adelaide, are calling for greater recognition of the biosecurity risks ahead of […]

Posted in Environment Institute, Media Release, paper, Publications, School of Biological Sciences, Science communication | Tagged , , , |

Comments Off on Alien organisms – are they a threat to biosecurity?

Bear parts are being smuggled in Australia and New Zealand

In a paper published in Pacific Conservation Biology, researchers from the University of Adelaide in collaboration with the Monitor Conservation Research Society and the Wildlife Justice Commission examined the demand for bear parts and products in Australia and New Zealand. They found that between 2007 and 2018 enforcement agencies had made almost 800 seizures of bear […]

Posted in Environment Institute, Media Release, News, paper, School of Biological Sciences, Science communication | Tagged , , , |

Comments Off on Bear parts are being smuggled in Australia and New Zealand

The race to stop illegal trading of Australian lizards

Australian reptiles face serious conservation threats from illegal poaching fuelled by international demand and the exotic pet trade. In a new study in Animal Conservation, researchers from the University of Adelaide and the Monitor Conservation Research Society (Monitor) investigated the extent of illegal trade in a well-known Australian lizard: the shingleback, also known as the bobtail or […]

Posted in Environment Institute, paper, Publications, Research Wins, School of Biological Sciences, Science communication, threatened species | Tagged , , , , , |

Comments Off on The race to stop illegal trading of Australian lizards

Antarctica research program funded $36 million by federal government

Dr Phill Cassey joins program which aims to secure Antarctica’s environmental future. Led by Monash University, this research project also includes other leading universities and scientific bodies. It aims to “forecast environmental change across the Antarctic” as well as secure the region as a natural reserve “devoted to peace and science”. Dr Phill Cassey from […]

Posted in Climate, Climate Change, Environment Institute, News, SA Museum, Science communication | Tagged , , , , |

Comments Off on Antarctica research program funded $36 million by federal government

Associate Professor Phill Cassey featured on News.com.au about China’s wet markets

Associate Professor Phill Cassey spoke about the possibility of China’s wet markets being the source of COVID-19. The article featured on News.com.au spoke about China’s wet markets which are better known in other cities as fresh food or farmers’ markets selling vegetables, fruit, seafood and meat fresh straight from the growers to the public. Wet markets […]

Posted in Environment Institute, Media Release, Public Health, Science communication | Tagged , , , , |

Comments Off on Associate Professor Phill Cassey featured on News.com.au about China’s wet markets

Nature opinion piece by Associate Professor Phill Cassey

During Associate Professor Phill Cassey’s long service leave, he contributed to Nature, a highly regarded journal in his field. In the ‘career column’ article, Associate Professor Cassey gave his perspective on higher-level academic promotion. In his post, he addresses higher-level diversity and equity in his workplace and outlines one proactive step his has implemented to support diversity at the […]

Posted in Centre for Applied Conservation Science, Environment Institute, Jobs, Media Release, News, Science communication | Tagged , , , , |

Comments Off on Nature opinion piece by Associate Professor Phill Cassey

Media Release: Eradicating exotic pests with ‘infertility genes’ may be possible

University of Adelaide researchers have shown that it may be possible to eradicate populations of invasive pest animals through the inheritance of a negative gene – a technique known as gene drive. Invasive pests cost agricultural industries around the world hundreds of millions of dollars and are a major threat to biodiversity and the environment. […]

Posted in Media Release, Publications | Tagged , , , , |

Comments Off on Media Release: Eradicating exotic pests with ‘infertility genes’ may be possible

‘Gene drives’ could wipe out whole populations of pests in one fell swoop

Pest species are not news to continental Australia: animals either deliberately introduced or brought here accidentally by boat have wreaked havoc for decades. Gene driving is a technique that aims to humanely spread a “faulty” gene through a population and triggers population collapse. Environment Institute Researchers Thomas Prowse, Phillip Cassey, Talia Wittmann and Paul Thomas suggests this […]

Posted in Biosecurity | Tagged , , , , , , , |

Comments Off on ‘Gene drives’ could wipe out whole populations of pests in one fell swoop

Upcoming Event: Science at the Shine Dome

Every year, Science at the Shine Dome celebrates the rich achievements of Australia’s foremost physical and biological scientists. The 3-day festival is an opportunity for scientists and the public alike to learn new knowledge and will be capped off by the Life on the loose symposium. The Life on the loose: species and invasion control […]

Posted in Events, Science communication, Symposium | Tagged , , , |

Comments Off on Upcoming Event: Science at the Shine Dome

Media release: Snake black market poses risk to humans and wildlife

The illegal reptile trade in Australia, including venomous snakes, could put our wildlife, the environment and human lives at risk, a new study has found. University of Adelaide researchers, supported by the Invasive Animals Co-operative Research Centre, have developed a model of the likelihood of establishment of alien species of snakes and other reptiles if […]

Posted in Conservation Science and Technology, Media Release | Tagged , , , , , , , |

Comments Off on Media release: Snake black market poses risk to humans and wildlife