B3 organises its research programme under five themes which provide continuity with past activities, a framework for science leadership and management, and a transparent integration of research and operational activities.
A new suite of research projects in five themes was initiated in July 2016 as part of the B3 Operational Refresh. These are renewed on a managed basis over time. Each projects provides future biosecurity outcomes across the Strategic Priorities identified in Biosecurity 2025.
Risk Assessment (Intentional Introductions)
Improved tools and methodologies for assessing risk and predicting impacts for intentional introductions
Risk Assessment (Unintentional Introductions)
Improved tools and methodologies for identifying hazards, assessing risk, predicting impacts and ascertaining where in the system mitigation measures are best targeted for unintentional introductions
Pathway Risk Management
Fit-for-purpose tools and methodologies for reducing risks along importation pathways
Fast, cost-effective, robust and accurate diagnostic methods and tools to enable informed biosecurity decisions
Surveillance, Response & Eradication
Tools and strategies for preparedness for and response to incursions of invasive plant pest species, including determining their presence or absence