With a programme of this scale it’s important to prioritise where to spend time and resources to provide the best overall protection for kauri.
To help assist this, a spatial geodatabase is being developed which will provide information to enable decision makers to make an informed decision on the best way to manage the disease in an area. For example, mapping the natural locations of kauri and its ecosystems as well as providing information on the type of vectors and other potential threats in these areas. These things help us understand the potential risks of the disease spreading and help support future management decisions;
If you have any questions in relation to this area of research or the supporting reports please contact the Kauri Dieback team on the details below.
Please note that as more information becomes available on the nature of kauri dieback disease and the pathogen that causes it, some of these papers may be superseded.