Biosecurity

Pest biology and impacts

Didymo is an increasing threat in New Zealand waters

Cawthron's extensive knowledge of the biology and impacts of pest and disease organisms helps to ensure that informed decisions are made on the costs and benefits of management.

Cawthron provides:

  • biosecure laboratories and aquaria facilities
  • technical staff familiar with spawning and rearing techniques for most groups of marine taxa
  • expertise in taxonomy, biology, ecology, chemistry, biochemistry, molecular biology, microbiology and pathology 
  • world-leading expertise in plant-based pests such as marine and freshwater algae and didymo.

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+64 3 548 2319