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Microbes In Our Wetlands – A New Use For EDNA

Thursday, 7 January 2021, 4:48 pm | Manaaki Whenua Landcare Research

Researchers Jamie Wood and Michelle McKeown collecting a wetland soil core.  DNA extracted from soils, air, water, and other substrates (known as environmental DNA, or eDNA for short) is fast becoming a vital tool for studying a wide range of ... More >>

Te Mahi Oneone – Hua Parakore; A New Māori Soil Sovereignty And Well-being Handbook

Thursday, 1 October 2020, 9:24 am | Manaaki Whenua Landcare Research

Te toto o te tangata he kai, te oranga o te tangata, he whenua, he oneone – While food provides the blood in our veins, our health is drawn from the land and soils In te ao Māori, soil is taonga. It is also whanaunga – it holds ancestral connections ... More >>

Smarter Management For Better Results

Friday, 25 September 2020, 10:55 am | Manaaki Whenua Landcare Research

Manaaki Whenua’s Dr Patrick Garvey and colleagues recently published new ideas on manipulating vertebrate pest behaviour for wildlife management. The research followed an interdisciplinary workshop in 2018, which brought together experts in the fields ... More >>

New Study Shows The Effectiveness Of Lockdown Measures On Preventing COVID-19 Spread

Tuesday, 9 June 2020, 4:44 pm | Manaaki Whenua Landcare Research

Emergency health measures such as social distancing, shelter-in-place and travel restrictions had a significant impact on stopping the spread of COVID-19, new research shows. A New Zealand economist joined an international team of researchers to produce ... More >>