Science Leadership Group

The Science Leadership Group is responsible for strategic planning and the delivery of research with high value, impact and relevance.

Dr Andrea Byrom

Andrea is Director of the BioHeritage Challenge. Her research interests lie in the ecology of multiple invasive mammal…

Dr Maureen O'Callaghan

Maureen is a Principal Scientist at AgResearch and an adjunct Associate Professor at Lincoln University. Her research interests…

Dr Duane Peltzer

Duane’s research interests include: effects of biological invasions in ecosystems; plant-soil interactions at a wide range of temporal…

Melanie Mark-Shadbolt

Melanie works in partnership with the Director on strategic priorities and building strategic links with Māori and indigenous researchers,…

Dr Kathryn McRae

Kathryn is co-leading our work on securing threatened species and resilient ecosystems by compiling a complete picture of…

Dr Nick Waipara

Nick has a research background specialising in plant pathology, mycology, and biological control.…