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The Allan Wilson Centre, established in 2002, is one of New Zealand’s seven Centres of Research Excellence and one of two hosted by Massey University. We are a scientific network of over 100 researchers based at five universities and two crown research institutes. Following in the footsteps of the great New Zealand scientist, Allan Wilson, our researchers study the evolution of humans, animals, plants and disease. We are committed to securing the future of New Zealand’s biodiversity and improving human and environmental health.
Do you know the difference between manuka and kanuka? Quite a few people in Uawa/Tolaga Bay do now, following a weekend rehearsal in November preparing for the big Allan Wilson Centre Bioblitz in mid-February. Local eel expert, Mere Tamanui, shared her knowledge of the amazing life cycle of Manaaki Tuna (the longfin eel), which ends its time with an epic return voyage to its birthplace near Tonga, where it spawns and dies. See photos links, Bioblitz the islands and Bioblitz the hui.
The Allan Wilson Centre is a virtual research organisation hosted by Massey University with staff located at seven research institutions throughout New Zealand. The Centre’s operations are guided by a Governance Board with advice and support provided by an International Science Advisory Panel comprised of eminent researchers. The management team...
We are pleased to announce that we have secured four top scientists for the 2015 Allan Wilson Centre international speaker series: Steve O'Brien (St Petersburg State University); Hopi Hoekstra (Harvard University); Tom Higham (Oxford University); and Scott Edwards (Harvard University). To receive advance information on these speakers subscribe under Advanced Events below...