Updates on kauri dieback and myrtle rust, new research on wasp behaviour and more…
Month: April 2021
Scientists have sequenced the genome of the fungus which causes the disease myrtle rust, Austropuccinia psidii.
A new collaborate effort between Auckland Council, mana whenua and researchers is underway to monitor kauri dieback in the Waitākere Ranges Regional Park, with plans to survey up to 3,500 kauri trees for signs of the disease.
A new report on opportunities for increasing investment into projects and activities that preserve, support and expand Aotearoa New Zealand’s unique biological heritage.
Despite physical improvements, degraded aquatic communities in restored streams tend to persist.
Updates from the Conservation and Restoration team on the mahi they’re doing to safeguard trees that are impacted by myrtle rust and kauri dieback.
New research has shown that invasive wasp species are sharing resources, allowing them to coexist.
Researchers investigating the susceptibility of several plant species to myrtle rust have observed infection on mānuka seed capsules for the first time.