Progress in developing containment and eradication methods for Phytophthora cinnamomi in natural ecosystems
Dunstan, W., Paap, T., Williams, N., Dunne, C., Sibbel, N. and Hardy, G. (2010) Progress in developing containment and eradication methods for Phytophthora cinnamomi in natural ecosystems. In: 5th IUFRO Phytophthora Diseases in Forests and Natural Ecosystems, 7 - 12 March, Auckland and Rotorua, New Zealand.
Since the 2007 meeting where we presented research findings on developing eradication methods for Phytophthora cinnamomi at two sites, (Western Australia and Tasmania), we have started to apply the methods as a management tool. We are now working with industry and government agencies to contain and eradicate P. cinnamomi from areas of high conservation value, and from spot infestations which if not contained will result in large areas of highly susceptible plant communities becoming infested. Such infestations will result in significant changes in ecosystem health and function. We will describe how we have developed and applied containment and eradication methods to four strategically significant infestations, from a management perspective and the processes that need to be addressed to ensure the activities are successful and maintained in the long term.
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School of Biological Sciences and Biotechnology
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