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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Risk Assessment and Ecosystem Impacts PhD positions

Three new Ngā Rākau Taketake PhD positions are available.

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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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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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September newsletter – National Science Challenge

New research on pest control, updates from Better Border Biosecurity, our cross-challenge wānanga and more . . . 

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