Wildings Webinar Series

The Wildings Webinar series is led by the New Zealand Wilding Conifer Group and the Winning Against Wildings research programme.

Wilding pine in grasslands above the Canterbury plains

This webinar series features applied research and discussions about wilding pines. We have about one webinar a month, and each webinar lasts roughly 30 minutes (20 minute presentation and 10 minutes for questions and discussion). These webinars are organised jointly through the NZ Wilding Conifer Group and the Winning Against Wildings research programme, and the webinars are hosted by Manaaki Whenua through the GoToWebinar platform. Here are links to watch our past webinars:

28 July 2020: Overview of the Winning Against Wildings programme and Introduction to the Wildings Webinar series - by Duane Peltzer (Manaaki Whenua Landcare Research) and Rowan Sprague (NZWCG). Watch the webinar here.

12 August: Improving our knowledge of wilding distributions through model informed data collection - by Tom Etherington (Manaaki Whenua Landcare Research). Recording

16 September: Science for change in an uncertain world: A wilding conifer case study - by Norm Mason (Manaaki Whenua Landcare Research). Recording

28 October: The role biotechnology plays in the fight against wilding pines - Glenn Thorlby and Cathie Reeves (Scion). Recording

18 November: How conifers spread: An introduction to airflow and seed transport at multiple scales - by Ian Harman, Ned Patton, John Finnigan, and Brian Richardson. Recording

24 March 2021: Fungi: the hidden drivers of wilding pine invasions - by Ian Dickie (University of Canterbury). Recording

9 June: Factors surrounding the use of Pine plantations for restoration and how these factors might relate to wilding stands - by Adam Forbes (Forbes Ecology Ltd). Recording


For more information about how to join a webinar, please read this Webinar Help Guide.

To recommend a webinar topic or if you have questions about this webinar series, please email us at webinars@nzwildingconifergroup.org