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New Zealand Forest Research Institute
New Zealand research institute
Scion, a company officially registered as New Zealand Forest Research Institute Limited, is a New Zealand Crown Research Institute (CRI). Scion specialises in research, science and technology development for the forestry, wood product, wood-derived materials, and other biomaterial sectors.
Scion is the lead CRI in
Sustainable forest management and tree improvement.
Forestry biosecurity, risk management and mitigation.
Wood processing, wood-related bioenergy, waste streams and other biomaterials.
Forestry and forestry-based ecosystem services to inform land-use decision making.Scion collaborates with other research providers and end-users to develop:
Land-based biosecurity, soil and freshwater management.
Climate change adaptation and mitigation.
Industrial biotechnology and high-value manufacturing.Scion makes its plant collection data available online as part of the Australasian Virtual Herbarium.The name “scion” refers to a cutting or shoot used to form a graft.2It is wholly owned by the New Zealand government and constituted as a limited liability company under the New Zealand Companies Act 1993.
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