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Addressing weed threats to biodiversity – Theme: Tool kit

Addressing research priorities

Would you like to undertake high-impact research that really makes a difference? WABSI consults extensively with end users and stakeholders to identify priority biodiversity science knowledge needs. This helps us develop timely and relevant programs that address critical needs and have a strong pathway to adoption.

Developing projects that address key end user priorities can help maximise project funding opportunities and will lift the impact of your research.

To work with the WABSI collaboration of partners in addressing priority issues, submit a project abstract(Please demonstrate a clear alignment with one or more priority knowledge gaps.)

Addressing weed threats to biodiversity – THEME: TOOL KIT – FOCAL AREA 5 – CONTROL

The efficacy of weed control programs is improved due to more effective tools applied more

A greater number of weeds are effectively controlled in an ongoing way due to new biological
control programs, improved deployment of resources and technology and more appropriate
application of chemical control solutions

The incidence of new weed incursions is reduced and many are extirpated

Optimise and enhance the effectiveness of existing control methods, particularly for those that can
be applied to address large scale problems often across multiple tenures

Develop new biological control solutions for weeds, particularly for priority weeds with challenging logistical constraints particularly biological control solutions

Enhance our ability to reduce the spread of weeds by human agency, both via direct and indirect
dispersal pathways

Establish more effective chemical control solutions for weeds, including herbicides with broader
application compatibility, greater selectivity and novel delayed modes of action
Research Topic 16: More effective control strategies for large scale problems

Research Topic 17: New biological control solutions

Research Topic 18: Greater ability to prevent weed spread by humans

Research Topic 19: More effective and efficient chemical control strategies

Addressing weed threats to biodiversity – THEME: TOOL KIT – FOCAL AREA 5 – DETECTION

New weed incursions and invasion fronts are efficiently tracked, permitting faster and more targeted control responses
Improved detection and prevention of novel introduction pathways for weeds
Greater consistency in weed detection and reporting tools enables more efficient cross-tenure weed management

Refine and expand the suite of tools available for detection, delimitation and mapping of weeds,
including automated and semi-automated analyses, with a focus on new weed incursions
Identification of new invasion routes and the establishment of effective biosecurity barriers to
mitigate the risk of new introductions
A gap analysis of tools and techniques fit for purpose for weed detection and reporting in
Western Australian landscapes
Research Topic 20: Earlier detection of new weed incursions

Research Topic 21: New tools for mapping weeds (presence, absence, delimitation)

Research Topic 22: More effective barriers to novel introduction routes

Research Topic 23: Standardising the approach to weed detection and reporting

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