August newsletter – Ngā Rākau Taketake

A new way to tell science stories, scoping process stats, Beyond Myrtle Rust updates and more . . .

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A new way to tell science stories

Mobilising for Action co-lead Dr Marie McEntee has joined with colleagues from the University of Auckland and with Kauri Rescue to tell the story of this citizen science project in a new, interactive and immersive way.

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Teamwork makes the dream work – even in science

Researchers are teaming up to make the most of their funding and people-power.

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What it takes to shake things up

From December 2019 – December 2020 the BioHeritage team embarked on a journey to do science differently. This is what it looked like . . .

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Sarah Sale, growing a troublesome fungus for good

Sarah Sale, a PhD candidate and new member of the Beyond Myrtle Rust programme, started her research amid New Zealand’s lockdown.

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Seeing the trees in the forest: understanding the role of myrtles in New Zealand’s ecosystems

With myrtle rust now well established in New Zealand, attention is turning to the hosts of the disease…

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Introducing a new co-lead for Oranga: Dr Valance Smith

Dr Valance Smith is a new co-lead for one of the Ngā Rākau Taketake investments, Oranga. We had a chat to learn a bit more about him.

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July newsletter – National Science Challenge

Soil bacteria, Vision Mātauranga, biosecurity investments and more . . .

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July Quick Update – Ngā Rākau Taketake

Opportunities, media and new scientific papers in the myrtle rust and kauri dieback spaces.

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Better Border Biosecurity (B3) research collaboration – July updates

Six new plant border biosecurity projects have started in July 2020, adding to an already extensive suite of work currently…

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