Bio-Protection Research Centre
The Bio-Protection Research Centre is a Centre of Research Excellence (CoRE), that pursues multidisciplinary research to meet the biosecurity and pest management needs of New Zealand's plant-based primary industries and natural ecosystems.
It was formed by New Zealand's leading plant protection scientists.
Current research programmes span a range of applications including computational intelligence, molecular biology, biotechnology and agro-ecology.
Based at Lincoln, many of the Centre's staff and postgraduate students are situated within the greater Lincoln campus - including the University and surrounding Crown Research Institutes.
Bio-Protection's well resourced laboratories are complemented by excellent field facilities and the NZ Biotron, one of only three plant growth facilities of its kind in the world.
More information is available from the Bio-Protection Research Centre Web site.
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(Wiley, 2020-09)Understanding the likely future impacts of biological invasions is crucial yet highly challenging given the multiple relevant environmental, socio-economic and societal contexts and drivers. In the absence of quantitative ...
An improved method to produce adults of Costelytra zealandica White (Coleoptera: Melolothinae) from field-collected larvae (Entomological Society of New Zealand, 2017)Rearing techniques provide a unique opportunity to study aspects of insect ecology, behaviour and physiology. Both the larval and adult stages in Melolonthinae scarabs have important impacts on crop and pasture yields worldwide. ...
Using niche conservatism information to prioritize hotspots of invasion by non-native freshwater invertebrates in New Zealand (Wiley, 2018-12)Aim: Identifying suitable areas for invasive species establishment is of critical impor-tance for their early detection and rapid eradication. However, our ability to detect suitable areas is impeded by the tendency of ...
Understanding the pathways from biodiversity to agro-ecological outcomes: A new, interactive approach (Elsevier, 2020-10-01)The adoption of agro-ecological practices in agricultural systems worldwide can contribute to increased food production without compromising future food security, especially under the current biodiversity loss and climate ...
Evolutionary divergence of the insect disease-encoding Serratia plasmid pADAP : A thesis submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy at Lincoln University (Lincoln University, 2020)The larval stage of the endemic New Zealand grass grub (Costelytra giveni) (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae), causes estimated damage worth between 215 – 585M NZD annually to dairy and meat farms throughout New Zealand. To date, ...