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Proof of Absence Calculator

An online Proof of Absence tool (algorithms, technology), informed by the Mātauranga Māori Framework for Surveillance for kauri dieback and myrtle rust.
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Mātauranga Māori framework for surveillance of plant pathogens

Faced with growing biosecurity risks and threats, countries worldwide seek to protect their biodiversity from ecosystem degradation and loss. Biosecurity surveillance of plant pathogens and…
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The value of volunteers

Volunteers play a crucial role in ecological restoration, and turnover can be a major challenge for not-for-profit organisations. Increased recruitment and training can tie up…
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A voice for the river

Collective restoration by the Ōpāwaho Heathcote River Network. This study is one of three exemplar studies of restoration collectives within BioHeritage Strategic Outcome 6 ‘Pathways…
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Te Mahi Tiaki Taiao Report

A report on the trial of Te Kete Hononga for Reconnecting Northland. This study is one of three exemplar studies of restoration collectives within BioHeritage…
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Development and deployment of an Austropuccinia psidii biotype differential diagnostic test.

Five Loop Mediated Isothermal Amplification (LAMP) assays, designed by USA-based colleagues to specifically diagnose four of the genetic clusters (clades) of Austropuccinia psidii (Pandemic (two assays), Eucalyptus,…
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Cultural monitoring tools: A mana whenua narrative

This report reflects the narrative captured whilst developing and trialing a cultural monitoring survey tool for the Ngā Rākau Taketake Theme, Control Protect, Cure; Cultural…
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Hapū Led Solutions to Myrtle Rust

Hapu led solutions for myrtle rust has empowered mana whenua to understand, respond and identify solutions to myrtle rust. This report describes how Myrtle rust…
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Optimising methods for screening the susceptibility of host species populations to myrtle rust

The highly invasive rust Austropuccinia psidii (myrtle rust) has an unusually large host range, with over 480 known hosts worldwide. The aim of this project…
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Thesis: Exploring the impacts of Phytophthora agathidicida on soil bacterial communities associated with kauri (Agathis australis)

This study used 16S rRNA gene sequencing to examine the impact of P. agathidicida on the soil bacteria of ~700 kauri trees in the Waitākere…
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Carbon stocks and fluxes in New Zealand Myrtaceae

Understanding the potential impacts of myrtle rust on the integrity of natural forest ecosystems thus hinges on understanding the contribution of the Myrtaceae to the…
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Saving our Myrtles

“Saving Our Myrtles”, produced by Fiona Apanui-Kupenga and directed by Kaea Hills, on release in March 2024, is a hopeful documentary follow-up to “Mate Tipu,…
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Addressing Epistemic Injustice: Engaging Children as Environmental Communicators to Support the Long-Term Sustainability of Forest Ecosystems

Closure of a forest for biosecurity purposes led to the marginalisation and disconnection of Year 6 children from a local forest of significance to them…
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Te Taiao Collectives

When you’re investing in a restoration programme, you’re investing not only in te taiao and benefits for nature, but you’re also investing in people and…
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A cloud-based solution for trustless indigenous data sovereignty: Protecting Māori biodiversity management data in Aotearoa New Zealand

Indigenous peoples should be able to govern data about themselves, their territories, resources, and ways of life, collected by themselves or others. However, the progressive…
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RNAi technology in Aotearoa New Zealand

RNAi technology could help us the Varroa mite and myrtle rust – but what would that involve? This animation was developed as part of our…
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