Wildlife trade is a multibillion-dollar business, with tens of thousands of live species and millions of wildlife commodities being traded every year. We are applying novel statistical approaches to evaluate the trade in species, and working with enforcement agencies to assist in combatting and disrupting illicit transnational and domestic wildlife crime.
Recovering trace reptile DNA from the illegal wildlife trade
Dataset of seized wildlife and their intended uses
Bearing all Down Under: the role of Australasian countries in the illegal bear trade
Live reptile smuggling is predicted by trends in the legal exotic pet trade
A guide to using the Internet to monitor and quantify the wildlife trade
Challenges and perspectives on tackling illegal or unsustainable wildlife trade
Scientists' warning to humanity on illegal or unsustainable wildlife trade
Strengthening protection of endemic wildlife threatened by the international pet trade: the case of the Australian shingleback lizard
Plight of the commons: 17 years of wildlife trafficking in Cambodia
The Earth is currently experiencing a sixth mass-extinction event, the Anthropocene. We are exploring the ecological changes experienced by a range of species and communities, which are most heavily influenced by ongoing anthropogenic change.
Confronting spatial capture–recapture models with realistic animal movement simulations
DAMA: The global distribution of alien mammals database
Meta-analysis reveals that resting metabolic rate is not consistently related to fitness and performance in animals
Shifts of trade in Javan ferret badgers Melogale orientalis from wildlife markets to online platforms: implications for conservation policy, human health and monitoring
Breeding dynamics of overabundant koala (Phascolarctos cinereus) populations subject to fertility control management
Long-term fertility control reduces overabundant koala populations and mitigates their impacts on food trees
Co‐designing behavior change interventions to conserve biodiversity
Remoteness promotes biological invasions on islands worldwide
Prescribed burning impacts avian diversity and disadvantages woodland-specialist birds unless long-unburnt habitat is retained
Invasive pests and diseases are among the greatest threats to global biodiversity and constitute an unprecedented form of human-induced global change. We are working to promote evidence-based solutions to the management of invasive species, and provide new state-of-the-art technological solutions to their surveillance and control.
Regional economies depend heavily on tourism and trade, which carry unavoidable risks for the introduction of new pests and diseases. We are constructing innovative new pathway tools and surveillance techniques for estimating the risk of future incursions across a broad range of emerging invasive pests and diseases.
Management policies for invasive alien species: addressing the impacts rather than the species
Planetary Biosecurity: Applying Invasion Science to Prevent Biological Contamination from Space Travel
Gene drives for vertebrate pest control: realistic spatial modelling of eradication probabilities and times for island mouse populations
Detailed assessment of the reported economic costs of invasive species in Australia
Australia’s wish list of exotic pets: Biosecurity and conservation implications of desired alien and illegal pet species
Colonization pressure: a second null model for invasion biology
Signatures of selection in a recent invasion reveals adaptive divergence in a highly vagile invasive species
A framework for predicting which non-native individuals and species will enter, survive, and exit human-mediated transport
New aliens in Australia: 18 years of vertebrate interceptions
Ant interceptions reveal roles of transport and commodity in identifying biosecurity risk pathways into Australia