He taonga tuku iho – Bioprotection Aotearoa Satellite
He taonga tuku iho – Bioprotection Aotearoa Satellite

He taonga tuku iho – Bioprotection Aotearoa Satellite

31 August-1 September 2023

Rydges Hotel, Queenstown, New Zealand

Convenors: Amanda Black (Lincoln University) and Matt Templeton (University of Auckland and New Zealand Institute of Plant and Food Research)

This two day satellite will delve into the multidisciplinary approaches aimed at fortifying the resilience and resistance of our productive ecosystems in the face of diverse biological threats driven by climate change.

Sessions will explore themes of conservation, invasion genomics – impacts and control, persisting pathogens, and the social science behind valuing our landscapes.

Leading experts will join us to discuss the concept and application of Indigenous methodologies, intellectual property, and data sovereignty in research.

Whether you are early in your career, or a seasoned researcher, there will be a session to explore what a career in bioprotection looks like in this current research climate.

In collaboration with Genomics Aotearoa, and their Indigenous Genomics Platform, we are proud to showcase the power of holistic approaches that span ecological, molecular, Indigenous knowledge and socioeconomic sciences, within a cultural values framework.

This event will highlight how these comprehensive strategies can offer fundamental solutions for the sustainability of the primary sector, which is integral to providing economic, social, and environmental wellbeing for Aotearoa New Zealand.

Session 1: Hungry for advice: breakfast, posters and career advice for a career in bioprotection

Session Organiser: Dr Steve Wakelin, SCION

Session 2: Concept and application of indigenous methodologies, intellectual property and data sovereignty in research - a panel discussion featuring

1. Linda Tuhiwai Smith, (Te Wananga o Awanuiarangi)
2. Stacey Whitiora (Ngāti Mahuta ki te Hauāuru, Waikato)
3. Lynell Tuffery Huria (Ngāti Ruanui, Ngāruahine)
4. Simon Lambert (Tūhoe and Ngāti Ruapani ki Waikaremoana)

Click here for information about speakers 

Session Organiser: Prof Amanda Black (Tuhoe, Whakatōhea, Te Whānau ā Apanui), Lincoln University

Session 3: Partnering with communities to conserve our taonga species

Session Organiser: Dr Nathan Kenny, University of Otago

Session 4: Invasion genomics, impact and control

Session Organiser: Prof Ian Dickie, University of Canterbury

Session 5: Valuing our landscapes

Session Organiser: Prof Anita Wreford, Lincoln University

Session 6: Microbiomes in landscape

Session Organiser: Dr Hanareia Ehau-Taumaunu (Ngāti Uepōhatu, Ngāti Porou, Te Ātiawa, Te Whānau-a-Āpanui, Ngāpuhi), Plant & Food Research

Session 7: Preventing the persistence of pathogens and pests

Session Organiser: Matt Templeton, Plant & Food Research

Session 8: Tackling i4: integration, interdisciplinarity, implementation & impact

Session Organiser: Dr Franca Buelow, University of Canterbury


For more information about Bioprotection Aotearoa, click here

For more information about Genomics Aotearoa and their Indigenous Genomics Platform, click here

Key Dates:
Monday 17 July, 2023
QRW Earlybird Registration Deadline
Friday 7 July, 2023
QRW Abstract Submission Deadline
Monday 24 July, 2023
AWCBR Early Bird Registration.
Friday 7 July, 2023
AWCBR Abstract Submission Deadline
Monday 31 July, 2023
ASCEPT Early Bird Deadline
Monday 17 July, 2023
Major Awards Application Deadline
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