13 June 2023
This two day event 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.
Programme | Day 1 | Thursday 31st August
Hungry for advice: breakfast, posters and career advice for a career in bioprotection
Organised by Dr Steve Wakelin, SCION
Concept and application of indigenous methodologies, intellectual property and data sovereignty in research
Organised by Prof Amanda Black (Tuhoe, Whakatōhea, Te Whānau ā Apanui), Lincoln University
A panel discussion featuring
- Linda Tuhiwai Smith, (Ngāti Awa, Ngāti Porou, Tuhourangi)
- Stacey Whitiora (Ngāti Mahuta ki te Hauāuru, Waikato)
- Lynell Tuffery Huria (Ngāti Ruanui, Ngāruahine)
- Melanie Mark Shadbolt, (Ngāti Kahungunu ki Wairarapa, Ngāti Porou, Te Arawa, Ngāti Raukawa, Ngāti Tuwharetoa, Te Ātiawa)
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Partnering with communities to conserve our taonga species
Organised by Dr Nathan Kenny, University of Otago
Invasion genomics, impact and control
Organised by Prof Ian Dickie, University of Canterbury
Programme | Day 2 | Friday 1st September
Valuing our landscapes
Organised by Ann Brower, University of Canterbury
Microbiomes in landscape
Organised by Dr Hanareia Ehau-Taumaunu (Ngāti Uepōhatu, Ngāti Porou, Te Ātiawa, Te Whānau-a-Āpanui, Ngāpuhi), Plant & Food Research
Preventing the persistence of pathogens and pests
Organised by Prof Matt Templeton, Plant & Food Research
Tackling i4: integration, interdisciplinarity, implementation & impact
Organised by Dr Franca Buelow, University of Canterbury