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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Better Border Biosecurity (B3) research collaboration – September updates

B3 are close to finalising its new Strategic Plan, and have begun work on a five-year project looking at Xylella fastidiosa, a serious invasive pathogen currently spreading throughout the world.

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Invasive wasp control: Are Māori businesses keen?

A new paper in New Genetics and Society details the perceptions of Māori businesses around using biotechnologies in pest control.

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Cross-Challenge Wānanga

In September 2020, leaders of different investments came together for a cross-challenge wānanga.

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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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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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Teamwork makes the dream work – even in science

Researchers are teaming up to make the most of their funding and people-power.

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What it takes to shake things up

From December 2019 – December 2020 the BioHeritage team embarked on a journey to do science differently. This is what it looked like . . .

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Sarah Sale, growing a troublesome fungus for good

Sarah Sale, a PhD candidate and new member of the Beyond Myrtle Rust programme, started her research amid New Zealand’s lockdown.

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Seeing the trees in the forest: understanding the role of myrtles in New Zealand’s ecosystems

With myrtle rust now well established in New Zealand, attention is turning to the hosts of the disease…

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