Invasive plant and animal research
Invasive species are a major economic cost to agriculture, threaten biodiversity and have a wide range of social impacts. Invasive plant and animal research is an excellent investment. Economic studies have shown that the benefit to cost ratio can exceed 80:1. Biosecurity Queensland conducts innovative, applied research to better manage Queensland's worst invasive plants and animals to reduce their impacts. In collaboration with national and international partners, Biosecurity Queensland delivers science-based tools and management practices to Queensland landholders, local governments and other land managers. We also provide a better understanding of pest species' ecology and impacts, which are critical to their management.