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)
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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