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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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  • Dullinger, S.; Essl, F.; Rabitsch, W.; Erb, K. H.; Gingrich, S.; Haberl, H.; Hülber, K.; Jarošík, V.; Krausmann, F.; Kuḧn, I.; Pergl, J.; Pyšek, P.; Hulme, Philip E. (National Academy of Sciences, 2013-04-30)
    Rapid economic development in the past century has translated into severe pressures on species survival as a result of increasing land-use change, environmental pollution, and the spread of invasive alien species. However, ...
  • Seebens, H.; Blackburn, T. M.; Dyer, E. E.; Genovesi, P.; Hulme, Philip E.; Jeschke, J. M.; Pagad, S.; Pyšek, P.; Winter, M.; Arianoutsou, M.; Bacher, S.; Blasius, B.; Brundu, G.; Capinha, C.; Celesti-Grapow, L.; Dawson, W.; Dullinger, S.; Fuentes, N.; Jäger, H.; Kartesz, J.; Kenis, M.; Kreft, H.; Kühn, I.; Lenzner, B.; Liebhold, A.; Mosena, A.; Moser, D.; Nishino, M.; Pearman, D.; Pergl, J.; Rabitsch, W.; Rojas-Sandoval, J.; Roques, A.; Rorke, S.; Rossinelli, S.; Roy, H. E.; Scalera, R.; Schindler, S.; Štajerová, K.; Tokarska-Guzik, B.; Van Kleunen, M.; Walker, K.; Weigelt, P.; Yamanaka, T.; Essl, F. (Nature Publishing Group, 2017-02-15)
    Although research on human-mediated exchanges of species has substantially intensified during the last centuries, we know surprisingly little about temporal dynamics of alien species accumulations across regions and taxa. ...
  • Goldson, Stephen; Tomasetto, Federico; Popay, A. J. (New Zealand Plant Protection Society, 2015)
    This paper reports on an extensive field investigation conducted at Lincoln during the 2014-2015 summer/early autumn. This aimed to assess the effects of a range of novel Epichloë endophytes when present in different ...
  • Martoni, Francesco (Lincoln University, 2017-12-27)
    Psyllids, also known as jumping plant lice, belong to the superfamily Psylloidea (Hemiptera: Sternorrhyncha) and globally are divided into almost 4000 described species. Psyllids are phloem-feeders, with a number of species ...
  • Nixon, Laura; Morrison, W. R.; Rice, K. B.; Brockerhoff, E. G.; Leskey, T. C.; Guzman, F.; Khrimian, A.; Goldson, Stephen; Rostas, Michael (Public Library of Science, 2018-01-17)
    The brown marmorated stink bug, Halyomorpha halys, is an agricultural and urban pest that has become widely established as an invasive species of major concern in the USA and across Europe. This species forms large ...

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