Darwin got it right: “In the long history of humankind (and animal kind, too) those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed”.
The Invasive Animals Cooperative Research Centre's motto is "together, create and apply solutions". It is funded by the Australian Government's Cooperative Research Centres Program and 41 Participants. The CRC gets funding to provide the "glue" between researchers, business, government and non-government agencies to reduce the economic, environmental and social impact of invasive animals.
This blog was founded and developed by Tony Peacock, the former CEO of the Invasive Animals CRC and Professor at the University of Canberra. He is now the CEO of the CRC Association. Tony was awarded an Australian Museum 'Eureka' prize for 'Promoting Understanding of Science'. This blog was one of the many results of Tony's efforts to communicate the science behind invasive animals management.
Tony enthused his team through his passion to see research used, in order to benefit the community. In the attempt to keep the feral flame burning, this blog is designed to introduce you to some of the 'feral thoughts' of the staff of the Invasive Animals Cooperative Research Centre.