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Postdoc position: Soil food web structure and ecosystem functioning in kauri dominated forests

A postdoc position is available within the Ngā Rākau Taketake – Risk Assessment and Ecosystem Impacts theme.

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October Newsletter – Ngā Rākau Taketake

Introducing a new co-lead, new research on kauri dieback, and updates from Beyond Myrtle Rust.

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Understanding the microbial communities of symptomatic kauri soils

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.

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Introducing a new co-lead for Control, Protect, Cure

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.

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Need help to identify a myrtle? There’s an app for that

The NZ Myrtaceae Key is a new app developed to help people identify myrtle species, to aid in the detection of myrtle rust.

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Microscopic epiphytes may help in the war against myrtle rust

Microbiologist Hayley Ridgway is investigating the epiphytic microbe communities living on myrtle species, and their role in the spread of myrtle rust.

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Beyond Myrtle Rust: Marley Ford, a student of ecology’s underdogs

Masters student Marley Ford is investigating the mycorrhizal fungi communities of ramarama (Lophomyrtus bullata), a species that has recently become threatened by myrtle rust.

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Researchers predict refuges from the disease myrtle rust

A recently published paper details research into predicting refugia for myrtle species.

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August newsletter – Ngā Rākau Taketake

A new way to tell science stories, scoping process stats, Beyond Myrtle Rust updates and more . . .

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A new way to tell science stories

Mobilising for Action co-lead Dr Marie McEntee has joined with colleagues from the University of Auckland and with Kauri Rescue to tell the story of this citizen science project in a new, interactive and immersive way.

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