Tame Malcolm began life with the Challenge back in 2017 and is currently a member of the Strategic Leadership Group . . .
Category: Opinion Pieces
Melanie is one of the two Challenge directors and a tireless champion for Māori in science and environmental spaces . . .
Ngā Rākau Taketake (NRT) and Beyond Myrtle Rust (BMR) are partners in tackling myrtle rust. We spoke with Beccy Ganley and Nick Waipara (Rongowhakaata and Ngāti Ruapani ki Tūranga) from NRT and Mahajabeen Padamsee and Renee Johansen from BMR about their thoughts on the value of this collaboration.
Ngā Rākau Taketake scientists do not support claims that “kauri dieback was not so a recent arrival” and recommend no changes to current kauri dieback management.
Microbiologist Hayley Ridgway is investigating the epiphytic microbe communities living on myrtle species, and their role in the spread of myrtle rust.
Masters student Marley Ford is investigating the mycorrhizal fungi communities of ramarama (Lophomyrtus bullata), a species that has recently become threatened by myrtle rust.
PhD student Tom Moore discusses his research on the impacts of invasive aquatic weeds on kākahi (freshwater mussels).
B3 are close to finalising its new Strategic Plan, and have begun work on a five-year project looking at Xylella fastidiosa, a serious invasive pathogen currently spreading throughout the world.
Sarah Sale, a PhD candidate and new member of the Beyond Myrtle Rust programme, started her research amid New Zealand’s lockdown.
Alexa Byers writes about her PhD research into kauri dieback and soil microbiota
The best way to build resilience in threatened species is often debated, but do we even know how to measure what we’re trying to compare?
University of Canterbury PhD student Issie Barrett writes about ecological tipping points, and why some restoration projects don’t always go as planned.
Like many of us, the summer break has seen me transfixed with horror at the scale and magnitude of the bushfire crisis in Australia.
Our current position is that gene drives and/or other GE technologies will potentially be useful for the eradication of pests in New Zealand – pests that are devastating many of our precious native birds, bats and insects. However, a great deal of research and understanding, as well as public acceptance, is required before such technologies […]
University of Waikato PhD candidate Tom Moore investigates the housing crisis of taonga species kākahi.
We’re excited to have Dave Milner as one of the fearless leaders of our Ngā Rākau Taketake scoping group . . .