Research Archive

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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  • Holdaway, R. J.; Wood, J. R.; Dickie, Ian; Orwin, K. H.; Bellingham, P. J.; Richardson, S. J.; Lyver, P. O.; Timoti, P.; Buckley, T. R. (New Zealand Ecological Society, 2017)
    © New Zealand Ecological Society. High throughput DNA sequencing technology has enabled entire biological communities to be characterised from DNA derived from pools of organisms, such as bulk-collected invertebrates, or ...
  • González-Chang, M.; Boyer, S.; Lefort, Marie-Caroline; Nboyine, Jerry; Wratten, Stephen D. (PeerJ, 2017-04-27)
    Background: Melolonthinae beetles, comprising different white grub species, are a globally-distributed pest group. Their larvae feed on roots of several crop and forestry species, and adults can cause severe defoliation. ...
  • Martoni, Francesco; Burckhardt, D.; Armstrong, Karen F. (Magnolia Press, 2016)
    A checklist of extant species of Psylloidea in New Zealand is presented. The list is structured according to the latest taxonomic classification of families, subfamilies and genera. It includes 99 species, 71 of which are ...
  • Tomasetto, F.; Tylianakis, J. M.; Reale, M.; Wratten, Stephen D.; Goldson, Stephen (National Academy of Sciences, 2017-04-11)
    Increased regulation of chemical pesticides and rapid evolution of pesticide resistance have increased calls for sustainable pest management. Biological control offers sustainable pest suppression, partly because evolution ...
  • Brookes, Jennifer Joy (Lincoln University, 2017-08-24)
    The aim of this study was to isolate fungal endophytes from maize in New Zealand (NZ) and to select endophytes with potential to reduce insect pests and/or plant diseases. Culture methods were used to isolate 322 isolates ...

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