June Newsletter – Ngā Rākau Taketake

Preliminary myrtle rust results, lockdown science, PhD research on soil microbiota and much more . . .

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Studying the response of the forest soil microbiota to kauri dieback

Alexa Byers writes about her PhD research into kauri dieback and soil microbiota

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‘Home gardening’ during lockdown

Hoa Nguyen had to improvise to save part of her PhD during lockdown,

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The team scouting sites

New study sites for Beyond Myrtle Rust

It might not be ‘the season’ but the team from Beyond Myrtle Rust (BMR) couldn’t wait to get back out into the field this month.

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Myrtle rust symptoms

Preliminary results from myrtle rust susceptibility testing

This project aimed to assess the relative risk posed by myrtle rust to six Myrtaceae species under natural New Zealand conditions. Here’s what they found.

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MR uredinia on lophomyrtus leaves

Preliminary results from priority myrtle rust monitoring

Over the 2019/2020 field season myrtle rust disease occurrence and severity was recorded fortnightly at two field sites in the Rotorua district. Here’s what they found.

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A strategic approach to partnership

Authentic partnership with mana whenua takes pride of place in the BioHeritage Challenge. But what happens when seven different teams all want to honour this process in a similar field of work?

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Non-productive vegetation can increase vital services on farms

Non-productive vegetation on farms can increase ecosystem services such as decomposition and nitrogen mineralisation, according to a recent study.

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May Newsletter – BioHeritage

Details of our Whakamana/Empower and Whakahou/Restore investments, plus a student blog on genetics in conservation.

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To mix or not to mix (genetics)?

How can we best use genomics to enhance conservation translocations?

The best way to build resilience in threatened species is often debated, but do we even know how to measure what we’re trying to compare?

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