Science Director, Biosecurity Flagship, CSIRO

Dr Gary Fitt graduated with First Class Honours from his Bachelor of Science at The University of Sydney.

He has extensive experience in agricultural sustainability and the interface between natural and managed environments.

He is an entomologist with international expertise in insect ecology and in development of strategies to prevent insects developing resistance to insecticides and to the proteins which are the active agent in the transgenic insect resistant plants. His studies in insect migration and activity in various crops were vital to the cotton industry having in place a pre-emptive management strategy to ensure the main pest of Australian cotton, the Helicoverpa caterpillar, did not develop resistance to the insecticidal proteins produced in GM cotton.

He obtained his BSc with First Class Honours and his PhD also from the University of Sydney.

Experience

  • –present
    Director, Biosecurity Flagship, CSIRO

Honours

BSc, University of Sydney