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Remote sensing to support surveillance, response and eradication (New)

Lead By Federico Tomasetto (federico.tomasetto@agresearch.co.nz) . Duration: 3 years (June 2021 - June 2024) E: Surveillance, response and eradication

Improving UAV effectiveness for spot application of Btk during incursion responses (New)

Lead By Justin Nairn (justin.nairn@scion.nz). Duration: 2 years (June 2021 - June 2023) D: Surveillance, response and eradication

Deployable point-of-use pathogen bioelectric sensor (New)

Lead By Marion Wood (marion.wood@plantandfood.co.nz). Duration: 1 year (June 2021 - June 2022) D: Diagnostics

The potential of mass spectral fingerprinting for solving tricky biosecurity issues (New)

Lead By Alistair Ross (alistair.ross@agresearch.co.nz). Duration: 1 year (June 2021 - June 2022) D: Diagnostics

Integrated or not? Is this badnavirus viable and what is the risk? (New)

Lead By Rebekah Frampton (rebekah.frampton@plantandfood.co.nz). Duration: 3 years (June 2021 - June 2024) D: Diagnostics

Automatic detection of contaminants on shipping container exteriors (New)

Lead By Munir Shah (munir.shar@agresearch.co.nz) and Taylor Welsh (Taylor.walsh@plantandfood.co.nz). Duration: 3 years (June 2021 - June 2024) C: Pathway Risk Management

Unappreciated border biosecurity risks related to herbicide-resistant biotypes in imported seeds (New)

Lead By Chris Buddenhagen (chris.buddenhagen@agresearch.co.nz) . Duration: 3 years (June 2021 - June 2024) C: Pathway Risk Management

Māori and Pasifika indigenous collaboration to identify pre-border biosecurity threats (New)

Lead By Julia Soewarto (julia.soewarto@agresearch.co.nz). Duration: (June 2021 - June 2023) 2 years B: Risk Assessment (Unintentional Introductions)

Pest risk evaluation framework – extended to arable, horticulture and forestry industries (New)

Lead By Craig Phillips (craig.phillips@agresearch.co.nz). Duration: 2 years (June 2021 - June 2023) B: Risk Assessment (Unintentional Introductions)

Assessing the risk of rapid ōhi’a death to New Zealand and the South Pacific (New)

Lead By Virginia Marroni (virginia.marroni@plantandfood.co.nz). Duration: June 2021 - June 2024 (3 years) B: Risk Assessment (Unintentional Introductions)

Pre-emptive biocontrol risk assessment for high-risk biosecurity threats in New Zealand (New)

Lead By Gonzalo Avila (gonzalo.avila@plantandfoodresearch.co.nz). Duration: June 2021 - June 2022 (1 year) A: Risk Assessment: Intentional Introductions

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Rapid response to biosecurity threats in nurseries

Lead By Rebecca McDougal (rebecca.mcdougal@scionresearch.com). Duration: July 2020 - June 2023 (3 yrs) E - Surveillance, Response & Eradication

New aerodynamic design principles for effective insect traps

Lead By Rachael Horner (racheal.horner@plantandfood. co.nz) . Duration: July 2020 - June 2023 (3 yrs) E - Surveillance, Response & Eradication

Global change and NZ biosecurity: risks and economics of future climates and trade patterns

Lead By Nicolas Meurisse (nicolas.meurisse@scionresearch.com). Duration: July 2020 - June 2025 Theme B: Risk assessment – Unintentional Introductions

Xylella fastidiosa (Xf) and its New Zealand vectors

Lead By Jessica Dohmen-Vereijssen (jessica.vereijssen@plantandfood.co.nz). Duration: 5 years: July 2020 - June 2025 Theme B: Risk assessment – Unintentional Introductions

Improving risk prediction & reducing uncertainty pre-release for classical biocontrol agents

Lead By Gonzalo Avila (gonzalo.avila@plantandfoodresearch.co.nz). Duration: 2017-2022 (5 yrs) Theme A: Risk assessment – Intentional Introductions

Understanding the direct and indirect environmental impacts of biocontrol agent introductions to inform future decisions

Lead By Barbara Barratt (barbara.barratt@agresearch.co.nz). Duration: 2017-2022 (5 yrs) Theme A: Risk assessment – Intentional Introductions

Sentinel plants to forecast & future proof NZ plant systems against pests & diseases

Lead By David Teulon. Duration: 2017-2020 (3 yr) Theme B: Risk assessment – Unintentional Introductions

Integrated biosecurity risk assessment models for imports (Tilletia, BMSB, QFF)

Lead By Lisa Jamieson. Duration: 2017-2020 (3 yr) Theme B: Risk assessment – Unintentional Introductions

Supporting pest risk assessments in natural ecosystems

Lead By Barbara Barratt (barbara.barratt@agresearch.co.nz). Duration: July 2019 – June 2022 (3 yr) Theme B: Risk assessment – Unintentional Introductions

Predicting the risks and impacts of Xylella fastidiosa using sentinel plant network

Lead By Ronny Groenteman (GroentemanR@landcareresearch.co.nz). Duration: July 2019 – June 2022 (3 yr) Theme B: Risk assessment – Unintentional Introductions

Biosecurity over the horizon: identifying invasive agricultural pests in China

Lead By Colin Ferguson (colin.ferguson@agresearch.co.nz). Duration: July 2019 – June 2025 (5 yr) Theme B: Risk assessment – Unintentional Introductions

Risk reduction & quarantine treatments off-shore (Completed in 2021)

Lead By Allan Woolf. Duration: July 2017- June 2021 (4 yr) Theme C: Pathway risk management

Novel sensor approaches to sniff out biosecurity threats (BMSB, QFF)

Lead By Melissa Jordan. Duration: July 2017 – June 2022 (5 yr) Theme C: Pathway risk management

Tourism, biosecurity and pathways into NZ (Completed in 2021)

Lead By Mike McKay. Duration: July 2017 – June 2021 (4 yr) Theme C: Pathway risk management

Optimising biosecurity investment and effort across all invasion phases

Lead By Melissa Welsh. Duration: July 2017-June 2020 (3 yr) Theme C: Pathway risk management

Network modelling of biosecurity risk associated with arable seed imports (Completed in 2021)

Lead By Chris Buddenhagen. Duration: July 2018 – June 2021 Theme C: Pathway risk management

Point of use plant pathogen bioelectric sensor (PSA, Xylella)

Lead By Marion Wood. Duration: July 2017 – June 2021 (3 yr – false start) Theme D: Diagnostics

Using molecular systematics to enhance diagnostics and predict biosecurity risk

Lead By Peter Johnston. Duration: July 2017 – June 2022 (5 yrs) Theme D: Diagnostics

eRNA as a molecular diagnostic tool targeting viable Phytophthora spp. and other oomycetes for biomonitoring in plant production nurseries (Completed in 2021)

Lead By Rebecca McDougal. Duration: July 2017 – June 2021 (4 yrs) Theme D: Diagnostics

Alternative Strategies for determination of biosecurity risk using high throughput sequencing (enterobacteriaceae & Xylella)

Lead By Sandra Visnovsky. Duration: July 2017 – June 2022 (5 yrs) Theme D: Diagnostics

Confidence in stable isotopes to verify a high risk pest incursion as foreign or NZ established

Lead By Karen Armstrong (karen.armstrong@lincoln.ac.nz). Duration: July 2019 – June 2022 (3 yr) Theme D: Diagnostics

Diagnosis of irradiated insects and fruit (Completed in 2021)

Lead By Ela Sawicka . Duration: July 2019 – June 2021 (2 yr) Theme D: Diagnostics

Improving the attractiveness of cuelure for better detection and eradication of invasive fruit flies

Lead By Ashraf El Sayed (ashraf.el-sayed@plantandfood.co.nz). Duration: July 2019 – June 2022 (3 yr) E: Eradication, Surveillance and Response

eDNA detection of invasive insects

Lead By Simon Bulman (simon.bulman@plantandfood.co.nz). Duration: July 2019 – June 2022 (3 yr) E: Eradication, Surveillance and Response

Socially-acceptable eradication tools underpinned by modelling for eradication (BMSB, QFF, Codling moth, SWD)

Lead By Lloyd Stringer (lloyd.stringer@plantandfood.co.nz). Duration: July 2017 – June 2022 (5 yr) E: Eradication, Surveillance and Response

Biosecurity excellence in port communities

Lead By John Kean (john.kean@agresearch.co.nz). Duration: July 2017 – June 2022 (5 yrs) E: Eradication, Surveillance and Response

Improved surveillance tools for key biosecurity targets (fruit flies, Gypsy moth)

Lead By Flore Mas (flore.mas@plantandfood.co.nz). Duration: July 2017 – June 2022 (5 yrs) E: Eradication, Surveillance and Response