Landcare Research - Manaaki Whenua

Landcare-Research -Manaaki Whenua

BEST: Building biodiversity into an ecosystem service-based approach for resource management
Interactive public symposium

BEST: Building biodiversity into  an ecosystem service-based approach for resource management

The management of New Zealand's natural resources continues to be an important issue with diverse experiences and emergent challenges for agencies and communities across the country. Over the last 6 years, the Building biodiversity into an ecosystem service-based approach for resource management (BEST) research programme has been a part of this journey.

The BEST programme is holding an interactive public symposium outlining some of our key research findings and their applications. Most importantly the symposium will provide an opportunity to interact with others, share your experiences and explore how the research could be used in contexts important for you….and of course….what is still missing!

Date 1 May 2019
Time9:00am: Registration & coffee
 9:15am - 4:30pm: BEST sessions
Venue National Library, Corner Molesworth and Aitken Street, Wellington
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 Space is limited to 80 people so please register early to ensure that you get a seat.

Topics for discussion will include:

  • The ‘great, the good, and the bad’ of incorporating biodiversity and ecosystem service in decisions
  • The relationship between landcover/land use and supply of ecosystem services
  • Māori biodiversity monitoring frameworks
  • Biodiversity and farm planning at different scales