Four more years! A link to the species in EcoLincNZ

Yellow-eyed Penguin EcoLincNZ has turned four. It just seems like yesterday that we discussed the use of blogs in our weekly ecology and evolution discussion group and decided that we should give it a go. It’s been 130 posts since the first one on the different meanings of ‘Gondwanan’ and…

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EcoLincNZ wordle

Wordles seem to be a great way to get a visual idea of the concepts in written work. Here, for your viewing pleasure, is the wordle for the first 129 blogs here at EcoLincNZ. The size of each world is equivalent to the frequency of the use of that word…

New Zealand ghost moths: the results from a molecular phylogeny

This blog post was written by postgraduate student Hamish Patrick as part of the course, Research Methods in Ecology (Ecol608). Hamish revisits a Lincoln University study on New Zealand moth evolution published in 1999 and assesses the progress made since then. Hepialidae commonly known as ghost moths are a family…

DNA’s kitset models

In ecology and evolution we work with models all of the time. Perhaps, if this was more widely known, we would find our class sizes swelling. Of course students expecting long blonde hair, white teeth or rippling six packs might be a bit disappointed when they realised that models mean…

Discussing ecology

Our masters level ecology students now have a blog in which they discuss current papers on important ecological matters. Drop by and visit LU EcoEvo Discussion.