March, 2019

2019Sun10Mar10:00 am11:30 amKauri Science Series10:00 am - 11:30 am Arataki Visitor Centre, 300 Scenic Drive, Oratia, Waitakere 0604Type:Environmental,FreeWhere:West AucklandAges:Teens (13 to 18 years)

Kauri Tree in New Zealand

Event Details

Auckland Council invites you to the Kauri Science Series, a series of one hour 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.

Dr Monica Gerth: Microbiology and Mātauranga: collaborative approaches to kauri dieback disease

Dr Monica Gerth from Victoria University of Wellington researches microbial chemotaxis (how microbes navigate their environment), microbe-plant interactions, and biodiscovery of new antimicrobials. A major focus of her lab’s current research is kauri dieback disease and the integration of Mātauranga Māori in our efforts to save these taonga (treasured) trees. Originally from the United States, Monica immigrated to New Zealand in 2007. She is now a Senior Lecturer in Microbiology at Victoria University of Wellington.




Arataki Visitor Centre09-892 4777 300 Scenic Drive, Oratia, Waitakere, Auckland 0604, New Zealand