Introducing a new co-lead, new research on kauri dieback, and updates from Beyond Myrtle Rust.
Month: October 2020
Three new Ngā Rākau Taketake PhD positions are available.
PhD candidate Alexa Byers has recently published new research in Soil Biology and Biochemistry on the composition of microbial communities in soil associated with roots of kauri that are symptomatic and asymptomatic for kauri dieback.
Dr Marion Wood has recently joined us as a new co-lead for the Ngā Rākau Taketake investment Control, Protect, Cure. We had a chat to learn more about her.
B3 discuss their recent Science Partnership Forum, highlighting the value of the biosecurity community coming together to share updates, ideas and research.
The NZ Myrtaceae Key is a new app developed to help people identify myrtle species, to aid in the detection of myrtle rust.
Microbiologist Hayley Ridgway is investigating the epiphytic microbe communities living on myrtle species, and their role in the spread of myrtle rust.
Masters student Marley Ford is investigating the mycorrhizal fungi communities of ramarama (Lophomyrtus bullata), a species that has recently become threatened by myrtle rust.
A recently published paper details research into predicting refugia for myrtle species.