Myrtle Ora

Research on the health of our Myrtaceae plants and their forests.

Whakawātea Riha Rāwaho

Māori solutions to biosecurity threats may be the key to combating the serious fungal disease myrtle rust.   The inventory of research outputs and resources…
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Control, Protect, Cure

This theme will incorporate research from across Ngā Rākau Taketake, with an emphasis on novel tools and approaches.   The inventory of research outputs and resources can be…
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Mobilising for Action

Focusing on the human dimensions of forest health management, specifically kauri dieback and myrtle rust.   The inventory of research outputs and resources can be…
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Risk Assessment & Ecosystem Impacts

Developing standardised measures to quantify the impact both kauri dieback and myrtle rust are having on the wider ecosystem.   The inventory of research outputs…
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Combating Pathogen Risk Using Genomics

To protect our native and production ecosystems from the invasion of new pathogens, rapid assessments of the potential impact of identified and unidentified pathogens are…
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Te Whakahononga

In an unprecedented effort to save some of the most immense lifeforms on the planet, the Te Whakahononga programme is fostering a multi-disciplinary collaboration which…
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Integrated Surveillance

A hapū-centric surveillance framework that focuses on the holistic health of the forest.   The inventory of research outputs and resources can be found here:…
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Host, Pathogen & Environment

Looking at the role environmental factors play on disease expression and severity, pathogen spread and establishment, as well as investigating plant pathogen genomes.   The inventory of research outputs and…
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Oranga – Wellbeing

Te mauri o te rakau, te mauri o te ngahere, te mauri o te tangata: Mātauranga Māori based solutions for kauri dieback and myrtle rust.  …
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Conservation & Restoration

Ensuring susceptible plant species survive myrtle rust and kauri dieback.   The inventory of research outputs and resources can be found here: Conservation & Restoration
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Priority research investment: Surveillance

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Myrtle rust is having sex – why this matters and what it means for New Zealand

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Introducing a new co-lead for Oranga: Dr Valance Smith

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Microscopic epiphytes may help in the war against myrtle rust

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Media Release: Myrtle Rust can infect mānuka fruit and seeds

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Honeybees observed harvesting myrtle rust

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