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Open letter to PM Malcolm Turnbull – There is No Planet B

A group of scientists and industry leaders have called on Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to take action on climate change. In an open letter entitled There Is No Planet B, 154 Australian scientists urged the Government to address the root causes of climate change. “We are as humans conducting a massive science experiment with this […]

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Biosecurity: Climate change and environmental uncertainty

Climate change, extreme weather events and increasing habitat modification are acting together to have a detrimental effect on the range and spread of animal pests, weeds and pathogens in Australia. Coupled with this, increasing human population size, shifting demographics and changing land-use is straining the environment. This pressure complicates pest management and dramatically increases the […]

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Biosecurity: Embracing new technologies in biosurveillance

Recent growth in Australia‚Äôs trade and tourism requires that the country must investigate and potentially utilize a wide variety of new technologies available in biosurveillance and biosecurity. As a consequence of the considerable growth in imports, cost-effective technologies used for inspecting containers and other import risks, that will realistically protect the environment, are urgently required. […]

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Biosecurity: Analysing Australia’s current and future biosecurity landscape

Higher-risk importers and exporters, and their products, are amongst a collection of biosecurity concerns that need to be targeted to ensure high levels of biosecurity continue in Australia. Recent reviews of Australian biosecurity have argued strongly that current security systems, including quarantine inspection, are more efficient and effective if they target potentially high-risk importers and […]

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New Paper: A comparison of indices and measured values of eggshell thickness of different shell regions using museum eggs of 230 European bird species

A new paper involving Environment Institute members Golo Maurer and Phillip Cassey (both also University of Birmingham) as well as Steven Portugal (University of Birmingham and Royal Veterinary college, Hertfordshire) has recently been published in the International Journal of Avian Science (IBIS). The paper titled ‘A comparison of indices and measured values of eggshell thickness […]

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