4th International Congress on Biological Invasions (ICBI)

The next International Congress on Biological Invasions will take place from September 26 to 29 in Christchurch.

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Get to know Kaihautū Ngātahi Professor Shaun Ogilvie

The Challenge’s new Co-Director was drawn to the role by a desire to play a part in research that is guided by Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

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New co-lead for Host, Pathogen & Environment

The Challenge is pleased to share that Dr Nari Williams is confirmed as the new co-lead for Theme 6: Host, Pathogen & Environment.

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August Newsletter

New research on kauri dieback, a myrtle rust discovery, and our connections to the Ministry for the Environment’s Science Advisory Panel.

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Kauriland Summit 2021

Over 120 attendees representing community groups, iwi, research organisations, councils and government agencies came together online for the inaugural Kauriland…

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Myrtle rust found on Aotea

The myrtle rust pathogen has been discovered on a pōhutukawa seedling on Aotea Great Barrier Island.

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Better Border Biosecurity (B3) funds new projects to protect Aotearoa’s plants

Better Border Biosecurity (B3) has announced $1.6 million in funding for new research projects.

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Connected to the Science Advisory Panel

The newly formed Science Advisory Panel for the Ministry for the Environment’s Chief Executive has strong links to Biological Heritage, with three of its seven members having connections to the Challenge.

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The introduction of Phytophthora agathidicida to Aotearoa

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. 

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Professor Shaun Ogilvie appointed as Kaihautū Ngātahi, Co-Director-Māori

The Biological Heritage National Science Challenge and Manaaki Whenua Landcare Research are very pleased to announce that Professor Shaun Ogilvie…

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