Do artificial nests work for Whooping Cranes? Ask the ‘eggsellent’ spy!

A decade or so ago I taught into a course on Wildlife Management here at Lincoln. One of the things that I would do with the class was to ask them a few questions. One of the questions was “Which is the lesser of two evils: rushing in to save…

Kakapo breeding: Dinner dates essential for the world’s largest parrot

In conservation research you sometimes get the feeling that some species just seem to want to go extinct. No matter what you do for a species there seems to be a further quirk of their behaviour or physiology that just makes conserving them even more difficult. Take the kakapo. This…

The Big Bio Quiz 2012

On Tuesday evening we held the annual Big Biology Quiz at Lincoln University which pitted 30 teams of Year 12 High School pupils from around the Canterbury region. The quiz was in a ‘pub-style’ (but without the beer!)with 8 rounds of 10 questions. Several teams were in the hunt for…