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Mapping Pest Animals – Identifying and Managing Impacts

  • 2 Mar 2021
  • 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  • online via Zoom
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RGSQ Lecture Series

Mathew Ryan, Principal Biosecurity Officer with the Invasive Plants and Animals Program of the Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries.

Please register for the event to receive further information about the lecture.

Pest animals (invasive animals) have a significant impact on the environment, the economy, human health or social amenity. The diversity of Queensland’s climate and environment provide favourable conditions for the establishment of many invasive species whether accidentally or through deliberate introduction. Invasive animals can compound issues with control as they can be transient, cryptic in nature and move across multiple land tenures.

Although eradication of invasive animals is desirable it recognised as unachievable in most cases. It is therefore more strategic to prevent entry and establishment of new pests and focus management of established pests to reduce their impacts in a cost effective manner.

Mapping provides a useful tool to process information about invasive animals and assist land managers and property owners through better application of resources and determining appropriate control methods.

BIO:

Matthew Ryan is a Principal Biosecurity Officer with the Invasive Plants and Animals Program of the Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries. He has over 15 years’ experience with managing pest plants and animals born from interests when growing up on a family farm resulting in working within specialised fields within both local and state government. Matthew’s current role has a focus on new and emerging plant and animal threats to Queensland and methods to both detect and prevent establishment.

Please note: This will be a virtual lecture delivered via Zoom. The lecture link will be emailed to all registrants closer to the lecture date.

If you have any questions, please email us at info@rgsq.org.au.




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