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Pathway Risk Management

Fit-for-purpose tools and methodologies for reducing risks along importation pathways.

Theme Scope:

  • Detection tools: detection and sampling tools for use on importation pathways, data collection and analysis to refine criteria for directing pathway risk management efforts, and intelligence and profiling systems for risk detection
  • New risk reduction options: new interventions and strategies for reducing risk within a systems context
  • Verifying compliance and efficacy: methods for inspecting and verifying the integrity of pathway compliance within a systems approach.


Current Projects

Automatic detection of contaminants on shipping container exteriors

Lead By Mark McNeill ([email protected]) . Duration: Project C21.7 runs from 2021 - 2024 (3 Years)

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

Lead By Chris Buddenhagen ([email protected]) . Duration: Project C21.10 runs from 2021 - 2024 (3 yrs)

Rapid screening model for optimising commodity treatments

Lead By Jessica Vereijssen ([email protected]). Duration: Project C22.9 runs from 2022 - 2027 (5 Years)

Accelerated ageing of plants to shorten the post-entry quarantine testing period

Lead By Rebekah Frampton ([email protected]). Duration: Project C22.12 runs from 2022 - 2027 (5 Years)

The risk of diapausing pest insects on pathways to NZ

Lead By Jessica Vereijssen ([email protected]). Duration: Project C22.13 runs from 2022 - 2026 (4 Years)

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

Lead By Melissa Jordan ([email protected]). Duration: Project C17.13 ran from 2017 – 2022 (5 Years), then was extended from 2022 - 2024 (2 Years).

Projects completed in 2022 / 2023

De-risking the plant tissue culture pathway

Lead By Hayley Ridgeway ([email protected]). Duration: Project C22.11 runs for one year from 2022 - 2023
Nicolas Meurisse Theme C Leader
Nicolas Meurisse
Phone: 07 343 5899