JGS PhD candidate Anna Probert appointed a biosecurity champion by the Ministry of Primary Industries

10 August 2016
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Joint Gradate School in Biodiversity and Biosecurity PhD candidate Anna Probert has been appointed as one of four biosecurity champions by the Ministry of Primary Industries. The role is to use their networks to help raise awareness of biosecurity and facilitate consultation on the recently released Biosecurity2025 discussion document. Biosecurity 2025 is about reviewing and future-proofing New Zealand’s biosecurity system and MPI is seeking feedback.

Anna’s research on risk assessment using introduced ants as a model gives her an ideal background to engage on the importance of science to underpin our biosecurity system. “It is essential that the information we gain through research is disseminated into the wider scientific and broader communities, to help reinforce our overall planning and prioritisation and deliver on our biosecurity actions” said Anna in her speech at the launch in parliament on 26 July. Anna plans to connect people with an awareness of biosecurity issues via social media.

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