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A photo of Bevan Weir in the forestI am a scientist living in Auckland, New Zealand. I did my first degree in Biotechnology (BTech), and my PhD in Microbiology. Much of this site is about my PhD project which was to investigate bacteria known as 'rhizobia' in New Zealand native and exotic legumes. These bacteria form root nodules on legumes. I did this project in conjunction with Auckland University and Landcare Research from 2002 to 2006. After my PhD I worked for Corbans Viticulture and MAF Biosecurity NZ. My postdoc was working in the Fungal Biosystematics team at Landcare Research, working on the systematics of Colletotrichum. I currently lead the Mycology and Bacteriology Systematics research at Landcare Research, and am curator of the national culture collection of fungi and bacteria, the ICMP.


Research Leader, Mycology & Bacteriology, Landcare Research
Curator, ICMP culture collection
Deputy theme leader, Diagnostics, Better Border Biosecurity (B3)
Member, Zespri Crop Protection & Market Access Steering Group
Vice President, Australasian Mycological Society
Councillor, Fungal Network of New Zealand
Secretary, International Subcomission on Colletotrichum Taxonomy
PSA delegate, Landcare Research, Auckland
Board chair, Freyberg community school board

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The best way to contact me is by email at: [email protected], or at my work details below:

Landcare Research
Research Scientist, Mycology and Bacteriology
Private Bag 92170
New Zealand