Centre for Phytophthora Science & Management (CPSM)

About Us

Our Vision

No Australian biota is threatened by Phytophthora.

Our Mission

Through a coordinated program of management and research, and in partnership with industry, government and community, the Centre will provide science, management and training to underpin the amelioration of the threats posed by Phytophthora.

Our Goals

  • Develop a cost-effective, efficient method for control of spread and impact of Phytophthora cinnamomi. (Programs 1, 2, & 3)
  • Develop technologies for biodiversity conservation, and ecosystem restoration for threatened species recovery. (Program 3)
  • Develop technologies for cost-effective detection and mapping. (Program 4)
  • Provide excellence in research leadership, training, consulting and extension. (Program 4)


  • Provide a focal place for coordinating and integrating Phytophthora related research
  • Attract funding for world class programs
  • Formulate programs for delivering scientific training and extension
  • Build strong community partnerships
  • Have world class communication and marketing
  • Have world recognition through national and international links
  • Operate at a profit