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Adélie Penguins Contribute To A Better Understanding Of Marine Protected Areas In Antarctica

Monday, 25 May 2020, 2:32 pm | Landcare Research

Satellites are keeping track of what Adélie penguins and other top predators get up to in the Antarctic, and those data are helping a multi-national research effort better understand the benefits of Marine Protected Areas in the Southern Ocean. Manaaki ... More >>

New Mapping Package Gives Iwi And Conservation Groups The Tools To Monitor Progress

Wednesday, 20 May 2020, 2:55 pm | Landcare Research

Iwi and conservation groups throughout the country can now track and plan the conservation progress of native taonga species in their rohe, thanks to a new free software package. Researchers from Manaaki Whenua - Landcare Research have developed a downloadable ... More >>

Myrtle rust is having sex – what it means for New Zealand

Monday, 3 February 2020, 3:29 pm | Landcare Research

Myrtle rust is an invasive fungus that infects iconic native New Zealand trees in the Myrtaceae family, such as pōhutukawa and mānuka. More >>

How is New Zealand’s landscape changing?

Friday, 31 January 2020, 3:57 pm | Landcare Research

New Zealand’s land cover is constantly changing. This week sees the release of version 5 of New Zealand’s Land Cover Database (LCDB), which details these changes, helping us to understand how the way we are using our land is changing. More >>

World attention for New Zealand’s threatened fungi

Friday, 10 January 2020, 12:20 pm | Landcare Research

World attention for New Zealand’s threatened fungi Established in 1964, the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s Red List of Threatened Species ( www.iucnredlist.org ) is a critical indicator of the health of the world’s biodiversity. It is now ... More >>

'Tis the season – for gardening and for plant disease

Thursday, 19 December 2019, 4:30 pm | Landcare Research

All throughout Aotearoa, offices are closing and people are winding down for the summer. For those of us staying home or visiting baches this season, a popular summertime activity is gardening. However, there is a threat to New Zealand’s native plants ... More >>

How many moa?

Tuesday, 17 December 2019, 4:10 pm | Landcare Research

Flightless birds were once the largest and heaviest terrestrial fauna on many archipelagos around the world – including the nine species of moa in New Zealand. More >>

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 >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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