A new pathogen that could fundamentally alter Australia's ecology has slipped through our borders.
For many native species one of the most dangerous and immediate threats from climate change is the proliferation of invasive species.
The disturbance and stress climate change will bring to native species and habitats will often benefit invasive animals.
How to control feral animals effectively and humanely to protect native species and ecosystems is one of the greatest challenges of conservation management.
In Australia weed regulation lags far behind that of most other environmental threats.
Weeds are expected to flourish in the warmer, wilder weather predicted under climate change.