Management

The management and governance structure includes a steering committee for general project guidance. MLA has appointed CSU as Project Manager to manage the day-to-day operation of the project. A project management group has been formed which is responsible for sharing project information and for review of project progress, milestones and outcomes.

Steering Committee Members

  • Doug McNicholl
    Research, Development and Innovation, MLA (Chair)

  • Marta Hernandez-Jover
    Graham Centre for Agricultural Innovation, Charles Sturt University

  • Simon Fowler
    Biodiversity & Conservation, Landcare Research New Zealand

  • Loene Doube
    Dung Beetle Solutions International

  • Andy Sheppard
    Health & Biosecurity, CSIRO

  • Nigel Andrew
    School of Environmental & Rural Sciences, University of New England

  • Theo Evans
    School of Biological Sciences, University of Western Australia

Theme leaders

THEME 1 - PROGRAM MANAGEMENT

Paul Meibusch
Program Manager

Majella Bathurst
Program Coordinator

THEME 2 - BEETLE REARING

Professor Geoff Gurr
Professor Applied Ecology, Charles Sturt University

THEME 3 - BEETLE DISTRIBUTION

Dr Bernard Doube
Dung Beetle Solutions International

THEME 4 - BEETLE DATABASE: COLLECTION AND COLLATION

Dr Paul Weston
Charles Sturt University

THEME 5 - TRAINING, EDUCATION, INFORMATION DELIVERY

Professor Leslie Weston
Charles Sturt University

THEME 6 - QUANTIFYING ECONOMIC VALUE

Associate Professor Theo Evans
University of Western Australia

THEME 7 – IMPORTATION OF NEW SPECIES/STRAINS

Dr Valerie Caron
CSIRO

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