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Current Projects

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

Lead By Ashraf El Sayed. Duration: July 2019 – June 2022 (3 yr) Theme E: Eradication, Surveillance and Response

eDNA detection of invasive insects

Lead By Simon Bulman. Duration: July 2019 – June 2022 (3 yr) Theme E: Eradication, Surveillance and Response

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

Lead By Lloyd Stringer. Duration: July 2017 – June 2022 (5 yr) Theme E: Eradication, Surveillance and Response

Biosecurity excellence in port communities

Lead By John Kean/Steve Pawson. Duration: July 2017 – June 2021 Theme E: Eradication, Surveillance and Response

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

Lead By Flore Mas. Duration: July 2017 – June 2022 (in part STOPPED) Theme E: Eradication, Surveillance and Response

Diagnosis of irradiated insects and fruit

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

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

Lead By Karen Armstrong. Duration: July 2019 – June 2022 (3 yr) Theme D: Diagnostics

Alternative Strategies for determination of biosecurity risk using high throughput sequencing (enterobacteriaceae & Xylella) (5yr)

Lead By Sandra Visnovsky. Duration: July 2017 – June 2022 Theme D: Diagnostics

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

Lead By Rebecca McDougal. Duration: July 2017 – June 2020 (3 yr) Theme D: Diagnostics

Using molecular systematics to enhance diagnostics and predict biosecurity risk

Lead By Peter Johnston. Duration: July 2017 – June 2021 (4+ yr) Theme D: Diagnostics

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

Network modelling of biosecurity risk associated with arable seed imports

Lead By Chris Buddenhagen. Duration: July 2018 – June 2022 Theme C: Pathway risk management