A tough decision for mum

This blog post was written by postgraduate student Haojin (Jin) Tan as part of the course, Research Methods in Ecology (Ecol 608).

Effluent bacteria lives and escapes….. sometimes

This blog post was written by postgraduate student Anastazia Raymond as part of the course, Research Methods in Ecology (Ecol 608). Dairy Cows have been getting a hard time in the media with catch phrases of ‘dirty dairying’ and ‘green streams’. But are scientists testing the impacts of land based…

Kānuka vs. gorse, the battle is on!

This blog post was written by postgraduate student Mark Parker as part of the course, Research Methods in Ecology (Ecol 608). Ulex europaeusPhoto by Mollivan Jon There is a struggle going on in the New Zealand forest, and it’s a battle for ultimate (plant) domination. Kānuka (Kunzea ericoides) and mānuka…

Geraniums: New New Zealand diversity

Geranium aff. microphyllumPhoto by Mollivan Jon Geraniums are a common plant genus with more than 400 species worldwide. New Zealand has its own share of species with seven native species and nine introduced species. There is, however, a reasonable level of variation within some of the native species, including variants…