CIE Seminar Series 2015 – Is Rabbit Haemorrhagic Disease the answer to Australia’s rabbit problem considering its rapid evolution and the development of genetic resistance

Ron SinclairSPEAKER: Dr Ron Sinclair, Invasion Ecology Group, School of Earth and Environmental Sciences,The University of Adelaide
DATE: Friday, 6th March 2015
LOCATION: Geelong Campus at Waurn Ponds, Room ka5.321 (now known as ka5.303)
TIME: 12:00 noon
Seminar will also be video linked to the following campuses: Melbourne Campus at Burwood, Room LT5 (B3.07) and Warrnambool Campus, Room B3.03

ABSTRACT: Dr Ron Sinclair is a field biologist and has worked for the South Australian Government as a pest animal researcher for the last 37 years. He has worked on the management of dingoes, foxes, mice and pest birds.

For the last 19 years, he has run a long-term mark/recapture epidemiological study of the impacts of Rabbit Haemorrhagic Disease Virus (RHDV) and Myxoma virus on a single population of rabbits located on Turretfield Research Station just north of Adelaide.

It is the longest study of its type in the world and has attracted research collaborators from Italy, Spain and Portugal as well as from a number of Australian institutions.

Ron has recently retired from the State Government but is still working on rabbits through the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of Adelaide.

Appointments with guest speaker may be made via lee.rollins@deakin.edu.au