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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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‘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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Media Release: Stowaway frogs being stopped by border security

An analysis of stowaway frogs coming into Australia has shown that strict biosecurity measures at borders and within the country are reducing the risk of introduction of new diseases by up to 50%. The alien frogs could potentially bring in diseases that could devastate local wildlife. The University of Adelaide researchers, supported by the Invasive […]

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World Environment Day 2016: zero tolerance for the illegal wildlife trade

Illegal wildlife trade has been estimated between $10 billion and $20 billion a year, comparable to illegal trade of drugs or weapons. The Pangolin or scaly ant-eater, is thought to be the most traded mammal in the world, and are poached and traded for almost every part of their body. Their scales are believed to […]

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What’s scaly, super cute and illegally traded for traditional medicine?

Pangolins are increasingly threatened by demand for their scales, which are used in traditional medicines, and for their meat, which is consumed as a luxury. Associate Professor Phill Cassey along with staff from TRAFFIC have been researching ways to protect the Pangolin which has been published in paper with the title “Taking a stand against illegal wildlife […]

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