Posts for April 2016

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Pressure on Australia's biosecurity system leads to calls for reform

Over the past decade, plant bio-security research funding and management in Australia has been undertaken by the Plant Biosecurity Cooperative Research Centre (PBCRC) but this structure is set to expire in 2018. If it’s not replaced, high impact and critical research, development and extension projects could cease, and Australia’s grain…

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Job Opportunity

A Research Associate position is available in the Hydrology Group, which is part of the Water Research Centre in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, UNSW Australia. The 2 year research position is part of an ARC Linkage Project with DPI Water which will develop a framework for assessing future drought frequency for eastern…

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Using Approximate Bayesian Computation for estimating wildlife disease dynamics

Studying and predicting emerging infectious wildlife diseases can often be challenging due to the complexity of the host-disease system and a paucity of empirical data. Researchers have recently demonstrated the use of an Approximate Bayesian Computation statistical framework to reconstruct the disease dynamics of bovine tuberculosis in…

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Sub 2kg drone law amendments

Australia’s Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA), the main body in charge of investigating and regulating air traffic safety, have recently outlined some changes to current rules and regulations surrounding the use of UAV’s for commercial work. This could have important implications for new users. Read here for more…