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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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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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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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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