Which Plant Where? on Gardening Australia

Congratulations to the Which Plant Where? team headed by Michelle on their interesting segment on the 30th anniversary edition of Gardening Australia. If you missed it check it out here:


In particular, look out for PIREL’s own Samiya Tabassum and her Oscar winning performance!


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Laura publishes her first PhD chapter!

Congratulations to Laura for getting her PhD chapter entitled ‘Austropuccinia psidii¬†on the move: survey based insights to its geographical distribution, host species, impacts and management in Australia’ published in Biological Invasions. Great effort! Check it out here-http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10530-018-1891-0

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Congratulations Guyo and Samiya!

PIREL had a cheeky lunch today to celebrate Guyo submitting his thesis and Dr Samiya having her thesis accepted. Big times!

PIREL end of year lunch

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Laura and her epic poster!

Congratulations Laura on winning the 3rd place prize for your poster at ESA 2018 in Brisbane. It enlightened everyone at the conference on the community-level impacts of myrtle rust on Australian vegetation communities.

Laura ESA poster award

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Laura submits her thesis!!!

Another day, another PIRELer submits. This time it was Laura’s turn to submit her PhD thesis entitled ‘Impacts of the invasive pathogen Austropuccinia psidii (myrtle rust) on Australian native communities.’ Congratulations on a magnificent effort Laura!

Laura submits

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Samiya submits!!!

Congratulations to Samiya on submitting her PhD thesis entitled ‘Living on the edge: ecological and evolutionary mechanisms of range expansion in invasive species.’ She will now have a relaxing 48hrs eating the chocolates she got for submitting before coming to work on Monday morning.

P.S. How fashionable do the PIREL gang look (even without the fashionisto of the lab Guyo present)? This photo could’ve been taken at Milan fashion week.

Samiya's submission

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Guyo’s first PhD chapter is published!

Congratulations to Guyo on getting the first chapter from his PhD published in Aquatic Botany. It’s called ‘do invasive exotic and native plant species respond similarly to low additional nitrate doses?’ and can be viewed using the link below.


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