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A Brave New Plant Biosecurity System

Held on the 22nd May 2022

at 1:30pm to

, Northern Tasmania

Add to Calendar 2022-05-22 13:30:00 2022-05-22 15:00:00 Australia/Sydney A Brave New Plant Biosecurity System Royal Society of Tasmania public lecture Meeting Room, QVMAG at Inveresk
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Meeting Room, QVMAG at Inveresk


Royal Society of Tasmania public lecture


  • Andrew Bishop

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Technology and innovation are revolutionizing how we manage the rapidly increasing threats from exotic pests and diseases to our agriculture, environment, and amenity.  From powerful data gathering and big data analysis that generates advance warnings of impending threats, through to molecular and GPS based tracking systems and electronically connected smart surveillance systems.

Andrew Bishop is Tasmania’s Chief Plant Protection Officer with Biosecurity Tasmania, having responsibility for decision making in the development and maintenance of the Tasmanian plant biosecurity system, including emergency responses and responsibility for representation (state and national). He has 33 years' experience working in government in Tasmania and Victoria.


Free for members of the Royal Society of Tasmania
$6 | General admission
$4 | Students, QVMAG Friends, and members of Launceston Historical Society

Full COVID vaccination and the wearing of face masks are highly desirable.

For the Zoom webinar, register here. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with details to join the webinar.

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