Staff Profile

Mark Bullians
Business Manager - Biosecurity

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Mark Bullians


MSc, Zoology, University of Auckland, New Zealand


Biosecurity sector champion, leading the development and implementation of Plant & Food Research's biosecurity research programme, contributing to New Zealand's plant pest and disease readiness and response efforts.


2012-2017 Team Manager Plant Health Surveillance and Incursion Investigation, Ministry for Primary Industries, New Zealand 
2009-2012 Team Manager Plant Health Incursion Investigation, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, New Zealand
2003-2009 Incursion Investigator, Plant Health, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, New Zealand
2002-2003 Entomologist, Landcare Research, New Zealand
1999-2000 Entomologist, AgriQuality Ltd, New Zealand
1997-1998 Entomologist, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, New Zealand

Professional Memberships

Member, New Zealand Plant Protection Society
Member, New Zealand Biosecurity Institute

Key Publications

Muellner P, J Watts, P Bingham, M Bullians, B Gould, A Pande, T Riding, P Stephens, D Vink and K Stark, 2017. SurF - a novel framework enabling multi-sector biosecurity surveillance evaluation. Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Animal Health Surveillance, Rotorua, New Zealand, Pp 29 – 31.
McFadden A, G Mackereth, R Kleinpaste, R Sanson, N Beebe, B Gradwell, M Bullians, R Frampton 2013 Chapter 7: Pathways of entry and mosquito dispersal: In: Mosquito Eradication: The Story of Killing Campto. Edited by: Brian Kay & Richard Russell
Bullians M, 2012. Biosecurity intelligence in surveillance and incursion investigation. Surveillance 39(4): 3-4.
Thomas KL, DC Jones, LB Kumarasinghe, JE Richmond, GSC Gill and MS Bullians. 2011. Investigation into the entry pathway for tomato potato psyllid Bactericera cockerel. New Zealand Plant Protection 64: 259-268
Froud KJ and MS Bullians 2010. Investigation of biosecurity risk organisms for the plant and environment domains in New Zealand for 2008 and 2009. New Zealand Plant Protection 63: 262-269
Fonseca DM, S Campbell, WJ Crans, M Mogi, I Miyagi, T Tome, M Bullians, TG Andreadis, RL Berry, B Pagac, M Sardelis, and RC Wilkerson. 2001. Aedes (Finlaya) japonicus (Diptera: Culicidae) a newly recognized mosquito in the USA: analyses of genetic variation in the US and putative source populations. Journal of Medical Entomology 38(2): 135-146.