Tuatara time—from sex determination to faecal matters

Professor Nicky Nelson presents research case studies into the biology of tuatara.

Tuatara conservation has been founded on understanding the biology of sex determination, disease ecology, and the restoration of populations. In this lecture Professor Nicky Nelson will present research case studies into the biology of tuatara, showing how they have supported the removal of tuatara from the threat list and empowered iwi to manage their taonga. These case studies also demonstrate the risk to reptiles with climate warming.

Three academics standing in a line
From left: Professor Nic Smith, Professor Nicola Nelson, and Professor Paul Teesdale-Spittle

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