Research Updates

Study finds protective willows best planted down to stone layer

Study finds protective willows best planted down to stone layer

20 September 2019

Measuring the development of the willow root system in different riverbank sediments

 
Assessing the biosafety of the Samurai wasp as a biocontrol agent for the brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB)

Assessing the biosafety of the Samurai wasp as a biocontrol agent for the brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB)

20 September 2019

Lab study looks at the potential host-range of Samurai wasp in New Zealand

 
Can eradication efforts keep up with growing invasive arthropod diversity?

Can eradication efforts keep up with growing invasive arthropod diversity?

18 September 2019

An analysis of eradication programmes shows a rapidly diversifying burden of the most severe biosecurity threats.

 
Can natural enemies of current insect pests provide biotic resistance to future pests?

Can natural enemies of current insect pests provide biotic resistance to future pests?

11 September 2019

Scientists explore dataset of exotic parasitoid wasps to assess resistance against future insect pests

 
Exploring the effects of flavour encapsulation technologies

Exploring the effects of flavour encapsulation technologies

6 September 2019

Study assesses dynamic flavour perception and oral processing behaviour in response to different flavour encapsulation technologies

 
Motivation to adhere to exercise may be improved by consumption of New Zealand blackcurrants

Motivation to adhere to exercise may be improved by consumption of New Zealand blackcurrants

22 August 2019

Scientists assess the effects of polyphenolic-rich New Zealand blackcurrant juice consumption one hour prior to exercise

 
Evaluating the potential for genomic selection in interspecific pear

Evaluating the potential for genomic selection in interspecific pear

19 August 2019

Study looks at marker-trait associations and genomic predictions in interspecific pear

 
Pre-fermentative supplementation of fatty acids alters the metabolic activity of wine yeasts

Pre-fermentative supplementation of fatty acids alters the metabolic activity of wine yeasts

15 August 2019

Study looks at the effects of pre-fermentative supplementation of fatty acids on commonly-used wine yeast strains during Sauvignon Blanc fermentation

 
Exploring the dynamics of soil water repellency (SWR)

Exploring the dynamics of soil water repellency (SWR)

12 August 2019

Study identifies key enzymes

 
Exploring the pathology of zebra chip disease

Exploring the pathology of zebra chip disease

9 August 2019

Study purifies protein from disease-causing bacteria Candidatus Liberibacter solanacearum

 
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