Wildlife trade is a multibillion-dollar business, with hundreds of millions of live specimens and 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 wildlife crime.
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.
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.
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.