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Seeds of New Zealand – a life’s work bears fruit

Thursday, 28 November 2019, 4:38 pm | Landcare Research

A seed atlas that can help researchers identify what ancient animals ate or lead forensic investigators to crime scenes was released this week. Seeds of New Zealand: Monocotyledons , by Colin Webb and published by Manuka Press, is the second (and ... More >>

Reporting the Chilean ayten

Thursday, 26 September 2019, 10:34 am | Landcare Research

Researchers at Manaaki Whenua – Landcare Research and Environment Canterbury are calling on the public to report sightings of the problematic pest tree Chilean mayten. More >>

Preparing our trees’ defences against myrtle rust

Tuesday, 24 September 2019, 10:01 am | Landcare Research

Myrtle rust is a disease caused by an invasive pathogen that infects iconic native New Zealand trees in the Myrtaceae family, such as pōhutukawa and manuka. The windborne fungus causes tree dieback and potentially tree death. More >>

Allan Herbarium now the world leader in subantarctic flora

Monday, 2 September 2019, 10:40 am | Landcare Research

A treasure trove containing thousands of subantarctic plant specimens dating back to the 1800s has arrived at Manaaki Whenua – Landcare Research, making it the world’s largest collection. More >>

Prune your lilly pilly hedges this month, to save NZ natives

Monday, 12 August 2019, 1:33 pm | Landcare Research

Scientists advise to prune your lilly pilly hedges this month, to save New Zealand’s native plants More >>

Scientists campaign to have NZ fungi on global red list

Friday, 19 July 2019, 9:04 am | Landcare Research

Scientists are campaigning to have endangered fungi from across Australasia included in the Global Red List of threatened species. More >>

New research confirms warming climate bad for forest birds

Monday, 15 July 2019, 9:03 am | Landcare Research

New Zealand will need to make major advances in large-scale predator management to stop and reverse forest bird declines. More >>

Citizen scientists needed for NZ Garden Bird Survey

Wednesday, 3 July 2019, 9:04 am | Landcare Research

One of New Zealand’s longest running citizen science projects, the New Zealand Garden Bird Survey, has taken off again this week. More >>

The State of NZ Garden Birds

Monday, 24 June 2019, 11:21 am | Landcare Research

The latest garden bird counts show three of our native species are thriving, while another’s decline is slowing. More >>

Very big books about very small plants

Wednesday, 19 June 2019, 3:14 pm | Landcare Research

This week sees the publication by Missouri Botanical Garden Press of the second and third volumes of a landmark collection of books known as a flora, representing all we know about a small but very significant aspect of New Zealand’s plant biodiversity ... More >>

New research programme targets smarter erosion control

Tuesday, 14 May 2019, 10:28 am | Landcare Research

As severe storms and significant weather events continue to increase in New Zealand, so does the amount of erosion. According to the Ministry for the Environment’s Our land 2018 report, almost half (44 per cent) of this loss is from pastoral land. ... More >>

Drone incident with Police Eagle helicopter

Tuesday, 1 January 2019, 1:56 pm | Landcare Research

The Police Eagle helicopter operations were suspended in the early hours of this morning after a very near miss with drones. More >>

Fellowship for research into the impact of climate change

Thursday, 25 October 2018, 3:58 pm | Landcare Research

Manaaki Whenua Landcare Research scientist Dr Kendon Bell has been awarded a Rutherford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship to continue his research into measuring the impact of climate change on New Zealand land. More >>

MBIE funds further research into myrtle rust

Thursday, 13 September 2018, 3:54 pm | Landcare Research

Manaaki Whenua – Landcare Research has won three Endeavour bids, funded by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment Endeavour, for research programmes focusing on bird restoration, ecosystem resilience, and erosion control. More >>

New Zealand’s first bilingual moth guides launched

Thursday, 26 July 2018, 2:21 pm | Landcare Research

Schools and public libraries across New Zealand have received the country’s first bilingual identification guides to native moths. Ngā Puka Whakamārama o te Pepe Nui Beginners’ Guides to Macro Moths are designed to engage New Zealanders ... More >>

2018 NZ Garden Bird Survey update

Friday, 6 July 2018, 2:42 pm | Landcare Research

The number of people participating in this year’s NZ Garden Bird Survey has sky rocketed, with researchers already receiving thousands of completed surveys. More >>

More than 8 million hectares of NZ soil now digitally mapped

Monday, 25 June 2018, 12:34 pm | Landcare Research

More than 8 million hectares of New Zealand soil now digitally mapped by soil scientists More >>

Garden birds are signalling changes in our environment

Tuesday, 19 June 2018, 1:51 pm | Landcare Research

Birds are signaling major changes in our environment and a new report shows some of New Zealand’s birds are sounding the alarm. More >>

How species live together in climate change

Monday, 18 June 2018, 1:24 pm | Landcare Research

Understanding how species live together in changing ecosystems has been a difficult subject for scientists to attack. More >>

Landcare Research scientist wins Zonta Science Award

Thursday, 7 June 2018, 7:47 pm | Landcare Research

A love of the natural world has seen Manaaki Whenua – Landcare Research scientist Dr Jessie Prebble named the 15th Biennial Zonta Science Award winner. The award was established in 1990 by the Zonta Club of Wellington to further the status of New ... More >>

 

 

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