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Bio-Protection Research Centre

Research Archive

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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  • Bowen, J. L.; Kearns, P. J.; Byrnes, J. E. K.; Wigginton, S.; Allen, Warwick; Greenwood, M.; Tran, K.; Yu, J.; Cronin, J. T.; Meyerson, L. A. (Nature Publishing Group, 2017-09-05)
    Plant–microbe interactions play crucial roles in species invasions but are rarely investigated at the intraspecific level. Here, we study these interactions in three lineages of a globally distributed plant, Phragmites ...
  • Hulme, Philip E.; Pyšek, P.; Pergl, J.; Jarošík, V.; Schaffner, U.; Vilà, M. (Wiley Periodicals, Inc. on behalf of Society for Conservation Biology, 2014-09)
    Alien plants pose significant threats to protected areas worldwide yet many studies only describe the degree to which these areas have become invaded. Research must move toward a better understanding of alien plant impacts ...
  • Driscoll, D. A.; Catford, J. A.; Barney, J. N.; Hulme, Philip E.; Inderjit; Martin, T. G.; Pauchard, A.; Pyšek, P.; Richardson, D. M.; Riley, S.; Visser, V. (National Academy of Sciences, 2014-11-18)
    Agricultural intensification is critical to meet global food demand, but intensification threatens native species and degrades ecosystems. Sustainable intensification (SI) is heralded as a new approach for enabling growth ...
  • Dickie, Ian; Cooper, J. A.; Bufford, Jennifer; Hulme, Philip E.; Bates, S. T. (Oxford University Press on behalf of the Annals of Botany Company, 2017-01-01)
    The introduction of alien plants into a new range can result in the loss of co-evolved symbiotic organisms, such as mycorrhizal fungi, that are essential for normal plant physiological functions. Prior studies of mycorrhizal ...
  • Nieto-Jacobo, Maria; Steyaert, Johanna M.; Salazar-Badillo, F. B.; Vi Nguyen, D.; Rostás, M.; Braithwaite, Mark; De Souza, J. T.; Jimenez-Bremont, J. F.; Ohkura, M.; Stewart, A.; Mendoza - Mendoza, Artemio (Frontiers Media, 2017-02-09)
    Trichoderma species are soil-borne filamentous fungi widely utilized for their many plant health benefits, such as conferring improved growth, disease resistance and abiotic stress tolerance to their hosts. Many Trichoderma ...

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