The main aim of this project is to establish a biological control network to share knowledge and information on priority biosecurity threats and BCAs to increase preparedness for incursions of invasive invertebrate species. This will be achieved through the following objectives:

  • Review priority pests and the potential for pre-emptive biological control options
  • Establish a network and repository for the exchange of information
  • Produce a standard to assess feasibility to conduct pre-emptive risk assessment for the introduction of BCAs

The project will be divided into 4 work packages (WP):

Project management and co-ordination

Priority biosecurity threats and biological control agents

Standard protocols to assess feasibility of pre-emptive risk assessment

Biocontrol network and dissemination