Getting out and about, it depends on how dense you are

In which we look at how possum home range is influenced by density. I have just been home for lunch and found an infestation of 16 year old boys at my house. Most had just completed their last school exam for the year and come to see my son and…

Saving the planet, one bottle of wine at a time.

This blog post was written by postgraduate student Michael Fake as part of the course, Research Methods in Ecology (Ecol608). Michael revisits a Lincoln University research area that looks at increasing pollinators in vineyards published in 2012. We have entered a period of global declines in both managed and wild pollinator species…

Green fingers getting a hand on Christchurch

This blog post was written by postgraduate student Catherine Hosted as part of the course, Research Methods in Ecology (Ecol608). Catherine revisits a Lincoln University research area that looks at urban ecology in Christchurch published in 2010.After getting involved with the current Land Use Recovery Plan for Christchurch, an interest for Urban…

A Different Angle on Anglers

This blog post was written by postgraduate student Veronica Frans as part of the course, Research Methods in Ecology (Ecol608). Veronica revisits a Lincoln University research area that look at the value of recreational fishing in the Rangitata published in 2004.  Many believe that it is the scientist who comes up with…

Puzzling colours

This blog post was written by postgraduate student Elleni Vendras as part of the course, Research Methods in Ecology (Ecol608). Elleni revisits a Lincoln University research area that look at why leaves change colour in autumn published in 2002.Travelling in early autumn through the South Island of New Zealand, made…