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Weaving together the complex web of biosecurity social networks

This project will identify the most influential networks of biosecurity professionals and identify the degree to which they are connected with each other or exist in isolated silos and the extent this influences whole system responses.


Biosecurity outcome

Quantification of network associations among Aotearoa/New Zealand industry, science and government sectors derived from one major social network platform will identify the priority areas for building a more resilient and inclusive biosecurity system by 2025.

Science outcome

State-of-the-art bibliometric analyses using data from a published research outputs will reveal for the first time how biosecurity science collaborations have evolved over time in New Zealand and identify the role B3 has played in integrating science across sectors.

Māori outcome

Bibliometric and network analysis will highlight whether Māori expertise is currently marginalised within the New Zealand biosecurity system and what scope exists for embedding it more purposefully within Biosecurity 2025.