In Australia, grass pollen is the main outdoor trigger for hay fever and allergic asthma. Professor Janet Davies who leads QUT CIIC Allergy Research Group and the national AusPollen Partnership, which is an NHMRC funded four year study. AusPollen partners (2016–2020) generated the first standardized pollen records at four sites across climate zones.
- First southern hemisphere study tracks shifts in pollen seasonality, biodiversity and allergy impact
- Australia fourth in the world for asthma
- Grass pollen is the main source of outdoor naturally occurring allergens
- Outcomes underpin pollen forecasting and tracking of health and climate change impacts.