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Better Border Biosecurity (B3) research collaboration – October updates

B3 discuss their recent Science Partnership Forum, highlighting the value of the biosecurity community coming together to share updates, ideas and research.

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In response to invasive aquatic weeds, should freshwater mussels go with the flow?

PhD student Tom Moore discusses his research on the impacts of invasive aquatic weeds on kākahi (freshwater mussels).

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The potential of CRISPR as a tool for controlling invasive wasps

Professor Phil Lester and his team of researchers have recently published a report on the potential for a CRISPR gene drive to be used as a method of pest control for invasive wasps.

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Better Border Biosecurity (B3) research collaboration – July updates

Six new plant border biosecurity projects have started in July 2020, adding to an already extensive suite of work currently…

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April newsletter – Ngā Rākau Taketake

Details of the Ngā Rākau Taketake investments, how policy needs science and news from MPI

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Policy needs science like a fat tūī loves nectar

We “sat down” with Katrin Webb from DOC to talk about how policy uses the science provided to them, and how useful it is to have everyone at the table from the very beginning.

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Can feral cat control increase lambing rates?

This summer could tell the Cape to City team if their efforts to control feral cats have paid off.

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Genetic and genomic technologies

Our current position is that gene drives and/or other GE technologies will potentially be useful for the eradication of pests…

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A new recruit for Beyond Myrtle Rust

The pathogen causing myrtle rust might be tiny, but it’s effects could impact carbon, water and nutrient cycles at both the plant and ecosystem levels.

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Worldwide connections made at indigenous biosecurity hui

An International Indigenous Biosecurity Network will be established thanks to a hui taumata (conference) bringing together experts from around the globe.

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