JGS Director Dr. Jacqueline Beggs featured on Project Matauranga

05 September 2013

Project Matauranga Ep 3 – Honeydew, the Food of the Ngahere (Dr Jacqueline Beggs)

Project Matauranga, Māori Television

Monday 9 September 2013, 8pm

The Director of the Joint Graduate School in Biodiversity and Biosecurity, Dr Jacqueline Beggs, was featured on an episode of Project Matauranga that screened on 9 September.

Episode synopsis
Dr Jacqueline Beggs takes us on a journey into the life that resides below the surface in the forest. The native bugs that sustain all life there and are under threat from introduced wasps and the Ngati Awa professor walks us through attempts to control them.

Series synopsis
From protecting our national icon, the Kiwi, to working on ground-breaking new treatments in the fight against cancer, Maori scientific innovation is at the forefront of the second series of PROJECT MATAURANGA, on Maori Television. Presented by Victoria University lecturer Dr Ocean Mercier, the 13-part series is funded by Te Māngai Paho and sponsored by The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment. The 2nd part of the series continues on Monday 2nd September 2013.

Watch the episode on the Maori Television website