Empowering Indigenous voices

A new paper has been published looking into how we can preserve local Māori terms for species which are in decline. 

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Developing a quality assurance framework for citizen science data

The challenge are excited to be contributing to developing a quality assurance framework for citizen science data. Read more here.

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Updates from SO1: Eco-index

The team behind SO1 has been expanding, and they’re on the search for a Data Infrastructure Engineer.

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January Newsletter – Ngā Rākau Taketake

Recent myrtle rust developments, updates from Integrated Surveillance and more…

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Mature native trees now dying

The first known case of a mature tree dying due to myrtle rust has been observed on the East Cape.

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Understanding the relationship between climate and myrtle rust

Warmer winters means myrtle rust is more active over the winter months, leading to an increased threat for Myrtaceae species.

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Student Profile: Hone Ropata

Master’s student Hone Ropata is researching how myrtle rust could impact aka (vine) species, while working as a part of the Plant & Food Research team. We had a chat to learn more about his mahi.

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Field work season ramping up for the Beyond Myrtle Rust Programme

After a year of interruptions by COVID-19 lockdowns, researchers from the Beyond Myrtle Rust Programme are embarking on the first fieldwork season of 2021.

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Surveillance that works for all

Work is underway to develop an integrated surveillance system for both myrtle rust and kauri dieback.

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Collating international pest data to protect Aotearoa’s biodiversity

Data from around the world will help to protect Aotearoa’s borders from further invasions.

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