In the second Perspectives in Biosecurity paper for 2016, authors Mark Large and Lizzy Farrington report back on their preliminary study of the presence of the Nephrolepis Boston fern complex (including N. exaltata) now apparently wild in the Auckland region. Click here to read this report Click here to read other papers in the Perspectives in Biosecurity series.
In this pilot study, the first Perspectives in Biosecurity paper for 2016, researchers Graham Jones, Diane Fraser, Urvasha Lallu and Sarah-Jayne Fenwick draw attention to the aggressive Argentine ant (Linepithema humile). The invasive species was first identified in New Zealand in 1990 and can form very large ‘super colonies’ extending over vast areas, and has been reported to rob honey and predate honey bees […]
In this opinion piece, the first in the Perspectives in Biosecurity Research Series, author Jack Craw discusses biosecurity systems in New Zealand, invisible to the majority of the public precisely because they are pest management programmes developed and implemented by regional and unitary councils. This is a non-peer reviewed opinion piece in the series Click […]
The Queensland fruit fly Bactrocera tryoni (Froggatt) (Diptera: Tephritidae) is consistently described as the most damaging pest to Australia’s horticulture industries with an annual economic cost averaging around $25.7 million from 2003 to 2008 . In this paper, and corresponding online map, the authors discuss the significant risk to New Zealand of invasion by this […]
In this introductory paper of the Perspectives in Biosecurity Research Series authors Mel Galbraith and Dan Blanchon discuss the interdisciplinary nature of biosecurity, exploring how disciplines other than biology may contribute to the understanding of biosecurity risks, their management and mitigation. This paper outlines the interdisciplinary-transdisciplinary nature of biosecurity, with an emphasis on the social […]