Communities in Aotearoa New Zealand and the Pacific are empowered with the knowledge to act as kaitiaki (guardians) of our whenua (land), supporting healthy and resilient environments where our mokopuna (grandchildren) can thrive.

Our Mission

Bioprotection Aotearoa is a National Centre of Research Excellence (CoRE). Hosted by Lincoln University, the centre is a collaborative partnership between seven universities and four Crown Research Institutes: the University of Auckland, Waikato University, Massey University, Victoria University of Wellington, University of Canterbury, University of Otago, AgResearch, Plant & Food Research, Scion, and Manaaki Whenua – Landcare Research.

We exist to train future bioprotection leaders to deliver pioneering, multi-disciplinary research that addresses the environmental challenges facing Aotearoa New Zealand and the Pacific.

We draw on our collective academic strengths to develop new and innovative solutions that protect our productive and natural landscapes from pathogens, pests and weeds in a warming climate.

Our kaupapa (principles) is guided by a unique framework that incorporates both mātauranga Māori (Māori knowledge) and science. This framework, Te Taiao-a-rangi, supports a holistic, systems-level approach to achieving intergenerational environmental sustainability.

Our Partner Institutes