Profile: Dr Beccy Ganley

Hailing from Plant and Food Research, Beccy brings to the team a long history of working in the myrtle rust and kauri dieback research space, making her an excellent candidate for the NRT Science Leader role.   

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Honeybees observed harvesting myrtle rust

An observation of bees harvesting myrtle rust spores in Auckland has recently been reported – a behaviour which is concerning to scientists.

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Host susceptibility trial

Researchers are investigating how well tests for myrtle rust susceptibility done under controlled conditions can predict the impacts of myrtle rust in the field.

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The role of gene editing in pest control

The Challenge supported a panel discussion on the role of gene editing for pest control in Aotearoa New Zealand, as a part of the New Zealand International Science Festival, in Ōtepoti Dunedin.

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B3 supports emerging coming together of tomorrow’s biosecurity experts

A Biological Heritage PhD student was among those supported by Better Border Biosecurity (B3) to meet other emerging talents and share their work at a recent plant conference.

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Unlocking Curious Minds

The Unlocking Curious Minds (UCM) fund will be opening in mid-July, to encourage and enable better engagement with science and technology across all of New Zealand.

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Myrtle rust: reports from last season

Beyond Myrtle Rust provide updates on the latest observations of the fungal disease affecting the country’s Myrtaceae plant species thanks to keen New Zealanders out and about recording sightings of disease symptoms.

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Better Border Biosecurity (B3) Updates

The recent Better Border Biosecurity (B3) conference was a chance for the community, including New Zealand’s Biological Heritage members, to gather in person for what was likely the first Trans-Tasman conference in New Zealand since the COVID pandemic.

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Recognizing Leadership – Dr Maureen O’Callaghan

It is with sadness that we announce Dr Maureen O’Callaghan is stepping down from her Ngā Rākau Taketake Science Leader…

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Fight for the Wild

This beautiful documentary series details the battle our native environment is facing, and what must be done to protect it.

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