Dr Geoff Pegg

Forest Production and Protection team leader
Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries

Geoff is a forest pathologist, and is currently the Forest Production and Protection team leader with the Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries. He has been a researcher in forest health and biosecurity since 2000, with a focus on managing diseases impacting on plantation and native forests and ways to improve forest biosecurity. His recent research focus has been studying the impact of myrtle rust in native Australian environments. Raising awareness of the importance of environmental biosecurity and understanding the threats pests and diseases pose to Australia’s environmentally and culturally significant species and ecosystems is a key area of interest.