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Fire and rust – Foundation determined to better understand the impact myrtle rust is having on species and ecosystem regeneration after fire

Fire is a natural part of Australia’s landscape, but while the recent fires were completely unprecedented, they do allow us an opportunity to examine the impact A. psidii might have on regeneration. A new project (PBSF029) headed by Geoff Pegg from QDAF should give us some answers – see the projects page for more information.

Fire and rust – impact of myrtle rust on regeneration of fire damaged Myrtaceae and associated ecosystems (PBSF029)

Project leader, Organisation Geoff Pegg, Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries Status Contracting Background While fire is considered an important selection agent in the development of Australia’s native flora (Gill 1975), the development of new epicormic and young seedlings en-masse are ideal for the development and spread of A. psidii. The impact A. psidii might […]

Foundation call for investment proposals proves popular again!

The 2019 funding round called for proposals in the following areas: environmental biosecurity (with clear overlap with social and community biosecurity), and in particular myrtle rust (with clear linkages to the Draft National Action Plan – below); building on the social biosecurity program of the PBCRC, including indigenous engagement; urban and peri-urban biosecurity; opportunities to […]