Strategic Initiatives


Hidden Treasures

The ‘Hidden Treasure’ Strategic Initiative, co-ordinated by PI Dr Nicola Nelson, was launched in 2010.

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DEPE

The ‘Disease Ecology and Pathogen Evolution’ (DEPE) Strategic Initiative addresses several key issues in public health and conservation in New Zealand.

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Imaging Evolution

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.

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Speciation and Adaptation in New Zealand Invertebrates

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?

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An Audit of Prehistoric New Zealand

Did human arrival in New Zealand lead to the extinction of a previously unrecognised 'treasure trove' of unique coastal animal species?

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The Tuatara Genome Project

Tuatara are taonga, a New Zealand treasure and of considerable scientific interest worldwide for their place in the vertebrate evolutionary tree.

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Bringing Our Rarest Birds Back from the Brink

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.

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Science, Race and Reform

What was distinctive about the New Zealand eugenics experience?

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Building a Shared Future

The Uawanui Sustainability Project is a community-led initiative that aims to achieve long-term economic, environmental and social benefits.

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