Welcome to Scion Connect Issue 9

6 May 2024

Welcome to the latest edition of Scion Connect, where we're thrilled to share our latest updates and achievements.

Recognising excellence

We take immense pride in celebrating the outstanding achievements of Dr Brian Richardson, who recently received the prestigious Minister's Biosecurity Award. Brian’s decades of dedicated research and work have played a pivotal role in eradicating invasive insects, safeguarding New Zealand's forestry, and strengthening our export sectors.

Scion in the news

Scion's research continues to captivate media. Our Tree Root Microbiome Programme, wildfire team, carbon sequestration research, and partnership with Rotoiti 15 Trust have all made headlines.

Collaboration for the win

In the spirit of collaboration, we highlight how Scion is hosting biotech start-up Jooules as their research team looks to explore the future of food. Also, read about Scion’s work with NASA as we seek to learn more about how water flows through forests as well as investigate wildfire and drought risks from space. It’s research that’s truly pushing the boundaries of research to new heights.

Greening urban spaces

We're proud to reflect on a successful symposium in Ōtautahi Christchurch that’s dedicated to greening urban spaces. Plus we preview upcoming events where our researchers will share their expertise. Join Anna, Queenie, and Kate from our microplastics team this Wednesday at Green Drinks in Rotorua, where they'll delve deeper into Scion's award-winning microplastics research.

Explore and subscribe

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