This research on Cape ivy is part of a broader project seeking biological solutions for sustainable management of environmental weeds, including Wandering trad (Tradescantia fluminensis) and angled onion (Allium triquetrum), co-funded by CSIRO and the Commonwealth Department of Industry, Innovation and Science and supported by the Community Weeds Alliance of the Dandenongs.

Dr Ben Gooden (CSIRO) is currently leading the research with contributions from Isabel Zeil-Rolfe, Caroline Delaisse, Raghu Sathyamurthy, Michelle Rafter and Andy Sheppard.

Research in South Africa is being led by Dr Terry Olckers and Dr Daniella Egli (University of KwaZulu-Natal). We thank Dr Alexander N. Schmidt-Lebuhn (National Research Collections Australia CSIRO) for resolving phylogenetic relationships amongst Senecio species to inform host-specificity testing.