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Kauri Science Series Talk


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Sunday 26 May 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 Bruce Burns and is entitled "Kauri: the rise and descent of an extreme species"

Dr Bruce Burns

Dr Bruce Burns is an Associate Professor in Plant Ecology at the University of Auckland. His research
seeks to understand determinants and mechanisms of plant community assembly - what determines
which plants occur together in natural ecosystems, and how do these communities change over
time. Bruce is particularly interested in what determines plant species coexistence in native forest
ecosystems, particularly in the forests dominated by kauri in Auckland. Some of his current research
topics are the ecological responses of kauri and kauri forest to kauri dieback, and the identification
and functional significance of kauri mycorrhizae.


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.