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Biosecurity Bonanza 2021

Find out about the latest biosecurity research being undertaken at Manaaki Whenua - Landcare Research.

Thank you to those who joined our virtual Biosecurity Bonanza sessions this year. Our scientists enjoyed sharing the latest updates on our weed biocontrol and predator control research. The recordings and presentations are now available to watch below or the complete playlist is on our YouTube channel .

Research needs for effective wallaby management in New Zealand

Presented by Dave Latham

Toxoplasmosis in New Zealand: trying to fill the knowledge gaps around transmission to livestock and native wildlife

Presented by Chris Niebuhr

Misinformation tactics protect rare birds from problem predators

Presented by Grant Norbury

Rapid evolution – what is entailed for weed biocontrol systems?

Presented by Ronny Groenteman

Why isn’t wilding Douglas fir under biocontrol in NZ by its accidentally introduced seed chalcid?

Presented by Simon Fowler

The pathway to precision pest control: toxin development using genome mining

Presented by Erica Hendrikse

Recent spread of the heather beetle in and around Tongariro National Park

Presented by Paul Peterson

Reaping the rewards: an overview of the past decade of weed biocontrol in New Zealand

Presented by Angela Bownes

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