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Kauri Science Series Talk


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Sunday 14 April 2019

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Auckland Council has scheduled a number of talks in its Kauri Science Series, and you will likely find these interesting.

This is a series of talks focussing on the science around kauri dieback, and some of the work going on around New Zealand to find out more about the disease, its impact and tools to fight it.

The location is the Arataki Visitor Centre, 300 Scenic Drive. Talks begin at 10.30am, with morning tea offered from 10am. The event is free, and there is no need to book.

Today's talk is led by Dr Amanda Black and is entitled "Forest fragmentation and land use changes: how these affect the survival and virulence of kauri dieback"

Dr Amanda Black

Dr Amanda Black originally comes from Whakatane and is of Tuhoe, Whakatohea, and Whanau-a-
Apanui descent. She is Principal Research Officer in the Bio-Protection Research Centre and her
research expertise is in environmental soil and water chemistry, focussing on major nutrient cycling,
including the incorporation of molecular techniques to explore the relationship between functional
gene expression and soil product activity. She has recently moved her research focus to ecosystem
resilience in soils investigating disease resistant traits in kauri forests.


Find the full timetable on the Our Auckland events page here and more information on the speakers and topics on the Arataki Facebook events page here.