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Scion Connections Issue 26, December 2017
  

Scion Connections is a quarterly newsletter that aims to keep you up-to-date with our key science success stories and discoveries and to connect you with our people and capabilities.



New science exhibition open now
  

Explore forest science this summer at a new, fun and family friendly exhibition installed by Scion at Rainbow Springs Nature Park in Rotorua.



UN FAO Sustainable Wood for a Sustainable World report released
  

Over 100 professionals from 40 different countries have agreed that sustainable wood value chains are relevant for all 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs) of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.



FAR Researcher of the Year
  

Agronomist Shane Maley from Plant & Food Research has been named this year's Researcher of the Year by the Foundation for Arable Research.



Summer Series 2017 - NIWA's Year of Weather
  

Four seasons with a little bit of everything. It started with the bummer summer… then came the fires, rain, flooding and a very weird November. But it’s all in a year of weather as NIWA wraps up the seasonal highlights.



Summer Series 2017 - A year of new knowledge
  

It has been a year of discovery for NIWA scientists who now know more than they did 12 months ago – their top five discoveries for the year range from the bottom of the ocean to the top of the atmosphere.



Scientists explore deepest parts of the Kermadec Trench
  

Scientists exploring the Kermadec Trench believe they have retrieved the deepest ever sediment sample from the bottom of the ocean using a wire-deployed corer. The sample was obtained at 9994m deep in a mission that took six hours to complete.



What on Earth?
  

What does the latest satellite Earth observation technology mean for New Zealand industry, environment and climate? March’s ‘What On Earth’ Colloquium in Wellington is the perfect place to answer that question.



Wasp biocontrol update
  

After racing badgers to wasp nests last year, and losing half the time, I decided to schedule this year’s collecting trip a few weeks earlier in the year, starting in late northern hemisphere summer. I started the trip in Leuven, Belgium, where I teamed up with colleagues at KU Leuven who specialise in the evolution of sociality in bees, wasps and ants.



New book showcases latest mapping of New Zealand’s geology
  

A new book has just been published that updates the geology of New Zealand and our offshore islands mapped at a scale of one to one million. It updates and replaces earlier publications at the same scale.



Antarctic microbes can live on thin air, study shows
  

An investigation involving New Zealand and Australian scientists has discovered that microbes in Antarctica have a previously unknown ability to scavenge hydrogen, carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide from the air to stay alive in the extreme conditions.



Scientists and Navy join forces to map the floor of Lake Rotorua
  

The Royal New Zealand Navy’s Military Hydrographic Group, in collaboration with GNS Science and the Te Arawa Lakes Trust, has gathered high resolution multibeam sonar data to build a new map of the floor of Lake Rotorua. The surveys spanned 15 weeks over two years and included 29 Navy personnel.



ESR's holiday hours and contacts
  

All of ESR’s laboratories are open for business as usual until 12 noon on Friday 22 December and will reopen 8am on Wednesday 03 January 2018.



ESR Chief to Advise China on the Environment
  

Mclea is is the only New Zealander who will this week attend meetings organised by the China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development as a special advisor.



Use of grass fungi saving NZ billions
  

Fungi that live within grasses are being harnessed by scientists to save the New Zealand economy billions of dollars.



New CEO announced for Plant
  

Plant & Food Research is pleased to announce the appointment of David Hughes as its new Chief Executive Officer.



Outstanding science recognised at inaugural awards
  

Science New Zealand 2017 National Awards celebrated 21 Awardees on Thursday 9 November at the Banquet Hall, Parliament Buildings, Wellington. These inaugural Awards recognise outstanding science achievements that help to shape and benefit New Zealand. The Awards demonstrated excellent science working for New Zealand and acknowledge the people behind the work.



Going bio: the next frontier in 3D and 4D printing
  

The worlds of 3D printing and biopolymers, such as protein, lignin, cellulose, hemicellulose and so on, are colliding, bringing about a new evolution of additive manufacturing where 3D objects are created by adding material layer on layer.



A future of tall timber
  

The international building design industry is in the midst of a wood revolution according to Scion’s Sustainable Architect Andrea Stocchero.



Flexible decision making tactics for climate change
  

Preparing New Zealand’s primary industries for climate change is an enormous challenge. Uncertainty around the wide range of possible climate change impacts could lead to over-investment in some areas and under-investment in others. To ensure that we can protect our primary industries efficiently, Scion is investigating an analytical tool that gives decision makers the flexibility to plan for a range of climate change scenarios as they unfold.




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