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CRC60131: Economic Analysis of Surveillance - PhD

This project will trace all the costs included in transporting grains from farms to the Kwinana region. This will be done through a mathematical model that will also include the possibility of emergence of phosphine resistance through out the grains’ journey.

What is the biosecurity problem?

Emergence of phosphine resistance during transporting or storing of grains.

The main outputs of this project are to:

  • evaluate a new-built surveillance program developed to improve market access for biosecurity research
  • improve industrial decisions based on a new complete surveillance program, and
  • improve Australia’s biosecurity outcomes as a result of a complete surveillance program that could be used to lower the losses result from pest attack.

Who will be the end-users of this research?

Research field, industry, farmers and Western Australia (in terms of increasing its exports).


Mrs Hoda Abougamos
Student CRC60131: Economic Analysis of Surveillance - PhD
Phone: 0864884633

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Dr Ben White (University of Western Australia) and Dr Ern Kostas (Co-operative Bulk Handling Limited)
Supervising Institution
University of Western Australia
January 2009 - December 2011