Landcare Research - Manaaki Whenua

Landcare-Research -Manaaki Whenua

Hugh Gourlay

Hugh Gourlay
Position: Research Technician
Team: Biodiversity and Conservation
Location: Lincoln
P.O. Box 69040
Lincoln 7640
Phone: +64 3 321 9683
Mob: +64 21 239 2243
Fax: +64 3 321 9998

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Research Interests

Research Interests

Research interests

Specialist in insect rearing, field of science is the biological control of weeds, manager of Quarantine facilities, expert in insect rearing and host specificity testing.  Recognised for working with community groups in New Zealand.  Has contacts and extensive networks in Australia, UK, Switzerland, France, Hawaii, Colombia, (Sth Am), Oregon, California, Tasmania, Japan. Currently working on the biological control of these weeds; gorse, broom, ragwort, old mans beard, thistles, banana passionfruit, boneseed, St John's Wort, tutsan, Japanese honeysuckle, moth plant, dung beetles, farmer based community groups,

Qualifications

Qualifications

  • Technicians Certification Auth
    NZCS
    1980

Publications

Publications

Memberships

Memberships

  • Invited to speak at a series of 5 seminars run by the Tai Poutini Polytechnic on the West Coast. (June 2004)

  • Chairman, Canterbury Branch of the NZ Biosecurity Institute
  • Member, Organising Committee for ISBCW XIII International Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds
  • Chairman, New Zealand Biosecurity Institute (Canterbury Branch)

Skills

Skills

  • Biological control of weeds (esp. gorse, old man's beard, thistles, boneseed, tutsan, broom, banana passionfruit, ragwort)
  • Community and Landcare Groups
  • Community funded research groups
  • Environmental Risk Management
  • Health and Safety
  • Host testing procedures
  • Insect rearing
  • Invertebrate quarantine
  • Lab Management
  • Quarantine facility and rearing room maintenance, operation, and management International contracts
  • Quarantine Manager
  • Technology Transfer
  • USAR awareness competent
  • Weed Biocontrol