Feral honeybees key to controlling deadly parasite
To combat the Varroa destructor parasite attacking honeybees, Australia also needs to target feral bee populations, say University of Melbourne and RMIT experts
Protecting Australia’s citrus industry
University of Melbourne researchers have identified an Australian strain of fungus that causes citrus rot, calling for controls to protect the citrus industry
An ounce of biosecurity prevention is worth two pounds of cure
Australia will avoid $A314 billion in damages through the continued operation of its biosecurity systems, new research led by University of Melbourne shows
Tracking the movement of mosquito stowaways
Mosquitoes are a challenge to global health, but University of Melbourne genomics research is trying to stop risky species sneaking past Australian biosecurity.
Forecasting flu outbreaks
New software, developed by University of Melbourne experts, uses statistical probability to forecast our flu season, but may also help respond to bio-terrorism.
From racehorses to bananas: The importance of biosecurity
Australia's biosecurity measures protect us from many diseases, and racehorses here for spring racing are no exception, says a University of Melbourne expert.
The black spot on Australia’s chilli industry
The discovery of four new pathogens that lead to a damaging disease in chillies is likely to put Australia's biosecurity measures under the spotlight.
Biosecurity and the beekeeper
Bees are delicate, central to the crop economy and a sentinel species in the monitoring of biosecurity. They're also fascinating creatures who get a bad rap.