The recent finding of myrtle rust on Raoul Island pōhutukawa trees marks a significant and very sad milestone in a long history of impacts of invasive pathogens, pests and weeds on New Zealand's unique flora and fauna, says Dr Andrea Byrom, Director of the New Zealand’s Biological Heritage National Science Challenge.
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A biosecurity expert is sounding a warning for New Zealand to continue to be vigilant about guarding its borders, with new research showing pests are continuing to spread around the world.
Lincoln University lecturer Dr Amanda Black has been awarded seed funding for Te Turi Whakamātaki – the Māori Biosecurity Network – from Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga (NPM), a Centre of Research Excellence hosted at the University of Auckland.
Watch Professor Stephen Goldson as he describes the changing nature of biological control in New Zealand's unique grassland ecosystems.
The Thomson Medal for science leadership has been awarded to Dr Bruce Campbell of Plant & Food Research by the Royal Society of New Zealand.
The main objective of this meeting is to bring together scientists with an interest in the genetics and molecular basis of plant-microbe interactions from New Zealand and Australia.Event Time3 Sep 2017 - 9:00am to 4 Sep 2017 - 5:00pm