Posts for April 2015

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Queensland agriculture continues biosecurity battle as Cucumber Green Mottle Mosaic Virus detected on north Queensland farm

A plant virus that wiped out the majority of the Northern Territory’s melon industry, has been found on a watermelon farm in north Queensland. It was initially thought the disease was contained to the Northern Territory however the recent detection of CGGMV on a north Queensland farm has important implications in regards to the spatial…

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More UAV project success!

Grant has been successful in getting funds as part of a new $6.5 million Plant Biosecurity Cooperative Research Centre (PBCRC) project, Optimising Surveillance Protocols Using Unmanned Aerial Systems. Under the three-year project aerial robots and UASs will be fitted with new high-tech imaging equipment to test how effective they are in…

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UAV Training – ARCAA

Nadine Nolan: UAV Training with ARCAA A new methodology for sampling fungi on canopies.

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Emma Carter – Vacation Research Experience Scholarship 2014/15

January 2015 saw Emma Carter finalise her Vacation Research Experience at QUT under supervision of Dr Grant Hamilton. Project title: Does insect diversity differ between sites that are affected by myrtle rust? As threats and disruptors of native dynamics, invasive species are considered to be one of the central causes for the decline of…

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Hamilton Lab project internationally recognised!

One of Hamilton Lab’s current projects (optimising surveillance protocols using unmanned aerial systems) involving collaborations with Kansas State University and the Australian Research Centre for Aerospace Automation (ARCAA) has been internationally recognised and reported here AZoRobotics, and here Daily Journal