Biocontrol & Molecular Ecology
The Biocontrol & Molecular Ecology team works on a range of projects aimed at protecting terrestrial biodiversity in New Zealand, and mitigating the impacts of invasive species on the natural environment and productive sector.
Our core skills and capability fall into three key areas:
|Invasive Species management|
Our team is responsible for managing the Miller Invertebrate Containment Facility at Lincoln, and the Pathogen Containment Facility currently being constructed at Tamaki. We also manage the Ecological Genetics Laboratory at Tamaki and Ecology Labs at Hamilton, Palmerston North and Dunedin.
Currently our team has 38 staff located at our Auckland, Hamilton, Lincoln, Palmerston North and Dunedin sites. We also have 9 Research Associates associated with our team, and a number of casual staff working with us at any one time.