Don’t feel off-colour! Stopping kea eating poison baits

One of the difficulties of living with teenage boys (of which I have three) is that it is impossible to keep food for any length of time. Well that’s not true exactly; food that grew on a tree or in the ground can last a very long time. Other foods…

Green New Zealand? Progress in Landscape development

This blog post was written by postgraduate student Johanna Voinopol-Sassu as part of the course, Research Methods in Ecology (Ecol608). Johanna revisits a Lincoln University research area that examines the New Zealand rural landscape published in 2000. A critical review of the paper: A landscape ecological framework for indigenous regeneration…

Understanding tree-species richness in New Zealand’s Forests

This blog post was written by postgraduate student Thomas Wabnig 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. Looking at a picture from one of New Zealand’s National…