Predator Free 2050 Limited is building the science capability that New Zealand needs to achieve the PF2050 mission
In 2021, supported by New Zealand Budget 2020’s ‘Jobs for Nature’ programme, funding for three-year full-time fixed-term candidates undertaking PhD studies and postdoctoral research was awarded to seven successful applicants.
The research topics include genomic applications for invasive species control, new predator luring technology, optimising ground-based pest control, potential social and ethical challenges, and predator detection dogs.
In 2019, Predator Free 2050 Limited sought applications from post-graduate students for fieldwork grants, to support work improving our knowledge of possum, rat and mustelid ecology and behaviour particularly in urban and rural landscapes.
Four successful students received funding of up to $30,000 each, for operational and associated laboratory expenses.