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The ‘Hidden Treasure’ Strategic Initiative, co-ordinated by PI Dr Nicola Nelson, was launched in 2010.
The ‘Disease Ecology and Pathogen Evolution’ (DEPE) Strategic Initiative addresses several key issues in public health and conservation in New Zealand.
One of the distinctive characteristics of the Allan Wilson Centre is that it builds bridges between researchers working in molecular biology and ecology and those in mathematics and the computational sciences.
The Speciation and Adaptation in New Zealand Invertebrates strategic initiative focuses on two of the most vital questions in evolutionary biology: how do new biological species, and the traits within them, arise?
Did human arrival in New Zealand lead to the extinction of a previously unrecognised 'treasure trove' of unique coastal animal species?
Tuatara are taonga, a New Zealand treasure and of considerable scientific interest worldwide for their place in the vertebrate evolutionary tree.
Despite having less than 1% of the earth’s landmass New Zealand is home to 13% of the rare and endangered birds in the world.
What was distinctive about the New Zealand eugenics experience?
The Uawanui Sustainability Project is a community-led initiative that aims to achieve long-term economic, environmental and social benefits.