Discover the history of predator control in New Zealand, starting at the first ever rat eradication on a tiny rock stack in the Hauraki Gulf, and growing into the Predator Free New Zealand concept. Conservation expert Dr James Russell will explain what mad-scientist projects are underway to try and make the breakthroughs required to achieve a Predator Free New Zealand.

Discover the history of predator control in New Zealand, starting at the first ever rat eradication on a tiny rock stack in the Hauraki Gulf, and growing into the Predator Free New Zealand concept. Conservation expert Dr James Russell will explain what mad-scientist projects are underway to try and make the breakthroughs required to remove pests from our ecosystem.

BIO

Dr James Russell is a conservation biologist at the University of Auckland, gaining his PhD in Biology and Statistics in 2007. His work brings together diverse scientific tools to solve contemporary conservation problems on islands such as achieving and maintaining pest-free status, and restoring terrestrial communities.

Dr Russell is also a strategic advisor to Predator Free New Zealand 2050 and the Predator Free New Zealand trust, scientific advisor to Zero Invasive Predators, associate editor of the journal, Biological Invasions and member of the IUCN Invasive Species Specialist Group.

 

8:00 PM @The Oakroom | 17 Drake Street, Auckland | Entrance over 18

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