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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 Munir Shah ( . Duration: Project C21.7 runs from June 2021 - June 2024 (3 years)

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

Lead By Chris Buddenhagen ( . Duration: Project C21.10 runs for 3 years from June 2021 - June 2024

Rapid screening model for optimising commodity treatments (New in 2022)

Lead By Kambiz Esfandi ( Duration: Project C22.9 runs for 5 years from 2022 - 2027

De-risking the plant tissue culture pathway (New in 2022)

Lead By Hayley Ridgeway ( Duration: Project C22.11 runs for one year from 2022 - 2023

Accelerated aging of plants to shorten the post-entry quarantine testing period (New in 2022)

Lead By Rebekah Frampton ( Duration: Project C22.12 runs for five years from 2022 - 2027

The risk of diapausing pest insects on pathways to NZ (New in 2022)

Lead By Jessica Vereijssen ( Duration: Project C22.13 runs for four years from 2022 - 2026

Novel sensor approaches to sniff out biosecurity threats (BMSB, QFF) – extended in 2022

Lead By Melissa Jordan ( Duration: Project C17.13 ran from July 2017 – June 2022 (5 years), then was extended from 2022 - 2024.
Nicolas Meurisse Theme C Leader
Nicolas Meurisse
Phone: 07 343 5899