Molecular Ecology Conference at Lincoln

 New Zealand Molecular Ecology Conference 2012  The weekend after the New Zealand Ecological Society Conference at Lincoln University gel jockeys will be leaving their labs and heading along to the New Zealand Molecular Ecology Conference (30th Novemeber-2nd December). This conference has been happening for over a decade and…

Let’s Save our Forests, Native Species and Agricultural Industry… Nah, Let’s Argue Instead

This blog post was written by postgraduate student Thomas Agnew as part of the course, Research Methods in Ecology (Ecol608). Thomas revisits a Lincoln University research area on the use of toxins for possum control published since the early 1990s. Signs of protest against DOC controlled 1080 drops The 1080…

Ecology Conference set for Lincoln

The New Zealand Ecological Society will have their annual meeting at Lincoln University in late November. The theme of the conference will be “Is New Zealand ecology on solid foundations“. There will be a student only day on the 25th of November and the regular conference will run from the…

Say no to botrytized wines? Biological control of Botrytis cinerea in vines

This blog post was written by postgraduate student Wei Liu as part of the course, Research Methods in Ecology (Ecol608). Wei revisits a Lincoln University study on biological control in grapes published in 1999 and assesses the progress made since then. If you think it’s weird to see your friends…

Finding Name-os! Barcoding aquarium fish

 These two species look extremely similar but DNA barcodes can tell us that A is a species of barb called Puntius filamentosuswhile B is Putius assimilis  When you have a young family, a good and entertaining way to spend some time is to visit a local pet shop….