Dr Robin Adair, Director of Australis Biological, has worked for 32 years researching invasive species management and control. Dr Adair is highly experienced in the use of pesticides and fire for invasive plant management, and has a strong interest in flora and fauna survey methodology and asset condition monitoring. He has worked extensively overseas on a range of invasive species programs including work in South Africa, France and New Zealand. Robin contributes to national and state working groups such as the Victorian Blackberry Task Force, Invasive Species Council, and regional conservation networks.
Australis Biological provides specialised ecological services in native vegetation management, restoration, planning and protection. The use of biological control for weed management, and development of monitoring and evaluation techniques to track change in asset condition are areas of primary interest. We deliver careful and selective weed management programs in high value native vegetation and have perfected techniques through years of experience on private and public land.
Australis Biological undertakes fauna surveys and endangered animal monitoring and assessment. We also have specialist skills in invertebrate sciences and can provide a range of service relating to entomology, including surveys, integrated pest management, and conservation. Australis Biological holds the world’s largest preserved collection of Australian gall-forming midges and new species are described on a regular basis.
Our mapping and data collection procedures are effective and efficient and we utilise that latest GIS technology and software. We offer services that can cater for simple to highly sophisticated data capture projects.