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NSWACT Around our PLAce: Pests, diseases and biosecurity; how the Royal Botanic Gardens is at the frontline of survelliance

9 December 2021
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Delivery Method
Virtual via TEAMS
Dr Angus Carnegie

Thanks to the Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust, we are excited to be able to share with you a fantastic opportunity to hear from a leader in the field.

Dr Angus Carnegie is a Senior Principal Research Scientist in the Forest Science Unit, NSW DPI; Adjunct Professor at Southern Cross University; and Fellow of the Australasian Plant Pathology Society.

Angus' team undertake forest health and biosecurity surveillance to protect planted, native and amenity forests in NSW. He works closely with plantation growers to develop and implement management strategies to reduce the impact of pests and diseases, including biocontrol programs. Angus collaborates with biosecurity agencies within NSW and Australia to reduce the chance of exotic forest pests establishing and spreading.

Angus trained as a forest pathologist but is now also recognised as a forest entomologist, with extensive in-field experience in forest health and biosecurity. He collaborates on research projects both nationally and internationally, with a focus in recent years on: the impact of myrtle rust in Australian ecosystems; forest biosecurity; eucalypt foliar fungi; sirex woodwasp biocontrol; and enhancing forest surveillance methods. A new area of work is cross-cultural learning with Indigenous peoples to enhance biosecurity.

Angus has published more than 120 peer-reviewed scientific papers.


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