Project: 1.4

Disease and faunal declines

Project Leaders: Ben Phillips


Researchers are working with on-ground management authorities to help control three wildlife diseases that threaten our fauna: chytrid fungus, toxoplasmosis and myrtle rust, and to prevent the extinction of affected species.    

This project involves the following subprojects:
Project 1.4.2 The role of toxoplasmosis in mammal declines
Project 1.4.3 Understanding and combatting myrtle rust  

Read more: National approach required for myrtle rust threat
The other kind of invasive species

Image: Xanthostemon oppositifolius by Dr Geoff Pegg