A versatile fungus

This blog post was written by postgraduate student Jenny Brookes as part of the course, Research Methods in Ecology (Ecol608). Jenny revisits a Lincoln University research area that look at using fungus to kill insect pests published in 2011. Writing a blog has proved more difficult than I remembered. Having a done…

Death by chocolate – Why human food poses a danger to clever kea

This blog post was written by postgraduate student Helene Rohl as part of the course, Research Methods in Ecology (Ecol608). Helene revisits a Lincoln University research area that look at the risks that waste has for kea published in 1998.Kea are the only true mountain parrots in the world and are endemic…

Bringing home the bacon – Male kea and their unusally big beaks.

This blog post was written by postgraduate student Jenny Dent as part of the course, Research Methods in Ecology (Ecol608). Jenny revisits a Lincoln University research area that looks atthe differences between males and females published way back in 1991.“Argh, he’s attacking the thermos!!”This particular tourist doesn’t seem overly thrilled about…

Can natives species make a comeback in Christchurch’s urban woodlands?

This blog post was written by postgraduate student Denise Ford as part of the course, Research Methods in Ecology (Ecol608). Denise revisits a Lincoln University research area that measures the re-emergence of indigenous forest  in Christchurch published in 2004. Can Christchurch move away from the image of an “English garden city” to…

The origin of the faeces: snail tales of earthworm dinners

The view from Stockton Plateau ‘Scrubs’ is one of my favourite comedy series. I really enjoyed the (often extremely) odd jokes and situations. Scrubs was around long enough that they qualified for a musical episode, called My Musical. Many long running series eventually have an episode where the cast sings….