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Associate Professor Tammy Steeves 'Smart Idea' is a nationwide project investigating the DNA structure of project of the Kākāpo.

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We are in the midst of a biodiversity crisis. Nearly 4,000 species in Aotearoa New Zealand, many of which are found nowhere else in the world, are classified as Threatened or At Risk. To achieve the vision outlined in the Aotearoa New Zealand Biodiversity Strategy 2020–Te Mana o te Taiao–we will need to unite across diverse disciplines, and use all the tools in the conservation toolbox. In this upcoming public talk, Associate Professor Tammy Steeves from the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Canterbury will discuss how her research team combines genomic and non-genomic data in partnership with conservation practitioners, and imi, iwi and hapū to co-develop conservation genetic management strategies that enhance the recovery of some of Aotearoa New Zealand’s rarest species.

UC Connect public lecture – Little genes, big conversation, Presented Associate Professor Tammy Steeves, https://www.canterbury.ac.nz/science/schools-and-departments/biological-sciences/facilities/contacts/tammy-steeves.html from 7pm – 8pm, Wednesday 13 October 2021 – C1 lecture theatre in Central Lecture Theatres, Ilam campus, University of Canterbury.

Register free to attend: https://www.canterbury.ac.nz/public-lectures/

For further information or to request an interview, please contact:

UC Communications team, media@canterbury.ac.nz, Ph: (03) 369 3631 or 027 503 0168

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