The expanding range of Undaria in Southern New Zealand

Wednesday 11th of June 2008, 05:20 PM (12 years ago)

Contact: Robyn Bridges | robyn.j.bridges@gmail.com | (03) 472 7330 / 021 235 8997

A talk by Dr Lisa Russell. Very few studies have addressed how the invasive kelp Undaria pinnatifida spreads beyond initial founding populations in harbours. Our surveys of the southern coastline of the South Island demonstrate that contrary to common belief, Undaria is capable of invading native kelp communities on wave exposed coastlines. Results from these surveys and potential impacts will be discussed. At the Zoology Benham Building, 346 Great King Street, behind the Zoology car park by the Captain Cook Hotel. Use the main entrance of the Benham Building to get in and go to the Benham Seminar Room, Rm. 215, 2nd floor. Please be prompt as we have to hold the door open.