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  • Mobilising for Action

    We all have a role to play in biodiversity conservation, especially when it comes to protecting taonga species from invasive pathogens. Whether we recognize it or not, our...
  • He Tangata, He Taiao, He Ōhanga (SO3)

    A values-based biosecurity risk assessment framework for Aotearoa. Aotearoa is home to incredibly valuable production and indigenous landscapes. To protect them we must...
  • Control, Protect, Cure

    The myrtle rust and kauri dieback spaces desperately need a suite of fully integrated management tools and approaches to saving our ngahere (forest). To this end, Ngā Rākau...
  • Conservation & Restoration

    It’s a huge challenge to conserve and restore kauri and native plants vulnerable to myrtle rust for future generations. It requires knowledge of multiple stages of the life...
  • Oranga - Wellbeing

    Māori worldviews are essential for establishing priorities and allowing the co-production of knowledge in response to threats to taonga rākau (treasured tree) species. In the...
  • Host, Pathogen & Environment

    This research theme is focusing on the ‘disease triangle’: host susceptibility, the pathogen and the right environment for disease expression. Plants and pathogens can both be...
  • Ngā Rākau Taketake - General

    In 2018 and 2019 the Government announced an extra $34.5 million funding for research into kauri dieback ($29.5m) and myrtle rust ($5m). They chose the BioHeritage National...
  • Integrated Surveillance

    Many of our native species are slowly and silently tracking towards extinction. In order to reverse the decline of our natural bioheritage, we must be able to ‘see it’....
  • Risk Assessment & Ecosystem Impacts

    We need to understand kauri dieback and myrtle rust better if we want to protect our ngahere (forest). That’s why the goal of the Risk Assessment & Ecosystem Impacts team is...
  • Pathways to Ecosystem Regeneration (SO6)

    Our teams are aiming to quantify social-ecological linkages for use in managing, protecting and restoring land and water ecosystems. Many thousands of New Zealanders put in time...
  • Farming & Nature Conservation

    Sheep and beef farms make up nearly 40% of Aotearoa’s landscape and play a vital role in our economy. At the same time, this land use is home to a quarter of all native...
  • Empowering Kaitiakitanga and Environmental Stewardship (SO2)

    Empowering New Zealanders to demand and enact environmental stewardship and kaitiakitanga requires understanding the underlying values and drivers that lead some people to...
  • BioHeritage Challenge

    Biological Heritage National Science Challenge Our Mission Reverse the decline of New Zealand's biological heritage, through a national partnership to deliver a step change in...
  • Freshwater for our Taonga

    Te Tiriti-led research looking at how we can enable our freshwater taonga to thrive. The quality of our freshwater continues to decline around the country. While many research...
  • Living Labs

    The AUT Living Laboratories programme is a ‘spin-off’ project from the BioH NSC Tranche 1 “Farming and Nature Conservation” NSC project. Here, the team are addressing science...
  • SO5 Invertebrates

    Novel tools, technologies and strategies need to be deployed to eradicate biotic threats. Many of our current pest control strategies have unintended and detrimental effects on...
  • Molecular Technologies

    Exploring future pathways for protecting our taonga Technological innovation is racing ahead around the globe, but what does this mean for Aotearoa? Before we adopt any new...
  • Eco-index (SO1)

    A novel approach to guiding biodiversity restoration We know we need to do more to protect, restore and connect Aotearoa New Zealand’s unique ecosystems and biodiversity, but...
  • Challenge Research Essentials

    A Different Way of Doing Science The traditional science funding model, which takes the form of applying for competitive grants, is known to create research silos. Under these...
  • State of the art surveillance (SO4)

    Automation can improve biosecurity surveillance systems Surveillance is an essential part of protecting New Zealand’s economic assets and natural taonga from damaging exotic...
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