University of Canterbury Engineering Students Investigate Novel Way to Protect Our Borders From Biosecurity Threats
December 4th, 2020A group of engineering students from the University of Canterbury has worked with AgResearch scientist Mark McNeill to develop technology that can detect external contamination on shipping containers while not impacting on port operations.
B3 Science Partnership Forum a Success
October 22nd, 2020B3 hosted a successful and productive virtual Science Partnership Forum on 15 October, with over 80 participants taking part in the day-long event.
29 October Presentation: Bees as Biosecurity Monitors
October 21st, 2020B3 hosted a presentation by Dr Andrew Cridge on 29 October about bees as biosecurity monitors. His presentation is now available online.
Biosecurity Trail at Auckland Botanic Gardens a Finalist at the Biosecurity Awards
September 23rd, 2020The Biosecurity Trail at the Auckland Botanic Gardens has been selected as a finalist in the New Zealand Biosecurity Awards.
Building up Understanding of Xylella fastidiosa
August 30th, 2020Better Border Biosecurity (B3) has started work on a new five-year project looking at Xylella fastidiosa (Xf), and its New Zealand vectors. Xf is a serious invasive pathogen currently spreading through the world and is of serious concern for many NZ productive sectors as well as the natural estate.
New Zealand Scientists Contribute to New Paper on Science Diplomacy for Plant Health
August 17th, 2020B3 Director David Teulon is among several New Zealand researchers, including Veronica Herrera and Aurelie Castinel from MPI, to contribute to an article about science diplomacy for plant health, published last week in Nature Plants.
New Zealand scientists share knowledge with their global peers
August 2nd, 2020Scientists in Aotearoa are collaborating and learning from experts across the globe about plants, pests and diseases.
New Projects Add to Research Line-up for the Better Border Biosecurity (B3) Science Collaboration
July 24th, 2020Six new plant border biosecurity projects started in July 2020, adding to an already extensive suite of work currently being led by New Zealand’s B3 research collaboration.
B3 Virtual Research Update Meetings a Success
June 30th, 2020A set of virtual meetings that included up to 100 people involved with, and interested in the work of New Zealand’s Better Border Biosecurity (B3) research collaboration has been heralded a success with plans for a repeat of event in the future already under way.
Trans-Tasman Plant Border Biosecurity Research Partners Looks to Strengthen Their Collaboration
June 22nd, 2020The value and importance of trans-Tasman biosecurity research connections between Australia’s Plant Biosecurity Research Institute (PBRI) and New Zealand’s Better Border Biosecurity (B3) have been affirmed and strengthened following a recent virtual meeting of the organisations’ Chairs and Directors.
Facing Covid -19 and future pandemics. What can we learn from New Zealand’s biosecurity system?
By David Teulon June 16th, 2020Moving forward, an important question raised by COVID-19 now facing New Zealand, is, how will the country be able to interact with the outside world without risking further infection from this or future pandemics?
Holden Hohaia and Melanie Mark-Shadbolt appointed to the B3 Collaboration Council
June 8th, 2020The Better Border Biosecurity (B3) research collaboration has appointed two Māori members, Holden Hohaia and Melanie Mark-Shadbolt, to its Collaboration Council.