Research Chair, Water Economics and Management, University of Adelaide
Dr Anderson completed his Bachelor of Science at the Australian National University (ANU) in 1980. At graduation, he received a North Australian Research Unit award to study insect pollination of mango near Darwin. He went on to complete his doctorate studies on viruses of Australian honeybees in 1985 at the Research School of Biological Sciences, ANU. He completed his basic science training by undertaking a four- year post-doctorate study on bee pathogens at the Division of Scientific and Industrial Research in New Zealand. Dr Anderson is helping define and reduce threats to Australia by invasions of exotic species such as bees and bee mites. Dr Anderson joined CSIRO Entomology in 1989. Since joining CSIRO Entomology Dr Anderson has worked and published on all major classes of bee pathogens and has travelled extensively to further his interest in bee pathology. His research has determined the cause of several unknown disorders of bees. More recently he carried out a critical examination of Varroa mite species and their Asian honeybee host relationships, which led him to rename the species that has devastated European honeybee populations worldwide.
Mike Young is a fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia and holds a Research Chair in Water Economics and Management at the University of Adelaide. A Member of the Wentworth Group of Concerned Scientists, in 2006, Mike Young was awarded the Land and Water Australia Eureka Award for Water Research. The award recognizes the significant contribution of his research with Jim McColl to the introduction of improved water entitlement, water allocation systems and trading systems. Mike is best known for his capacity to integrate biophysical and economic information to produce innovative policy proposals that catalyse change. He holds Adjunct Professorships with the University of New England and Charles Sturt University. Prior to joining the University of Adelaide, Mike spent 30 years with CSIRO where amongst other things he established their Policy and Economic Research Unit with offices in Adelaide, Canberra and Perth. In 2003, Mike was awarded a centenary medal "for outstanding service through environmental economics."
In 2005, the Canberra Times recognised him as "Green Australian of the Year." In 2006, the Canberra Times listed him as one of the 10 most influential people in water policy reform.
Currently he is carrying out a comprehensive study of parasitic bee mites in the genus Tropilaelaps that are considered the next emerging biosecurity threat to world apiculture.
Senior Director of Global Marketing and Communications Almond Board of California
Trevor Monson is a beekeeper and pollination specialist from Mildura with forty years of experience.
Ms. Horn joined the ABC in 2006 and is responsible for demand creation, reputation management and global strategic marketing for the California almond industry.
Although he pollinates most nut, fruit, vegetable and seed crops, the majority of his work is focused on pollinating almonds grown in North-West Victoria. Trevor works closely with growers in the preparation of farms and workers, and with beekeepers in the preparation and delivery of strong healthy bees for successful pollination. He is a valued member of the Honey Bee Industry Research and Development Committee and is often asked to write submissions and attend inquiries and workshops. Three visits to the USA has enriched and consolidated his pollination techniques and heightened his involvement in creating a healthy and viable beekeeping industry
She has over 20 years‟ experience in global marketing, brand management and corporate/public relations.
She spent over a decade with Hewlett-Packard as Director of Corporate Communications & Public Affairs for HP UK, Ltd., Director of Global Marketing for HP‟s Medical Group, and ultimately was responsible for creating and launching the global brand Agilent Technologies, which was spun off from HP in 1999.