1080: delusion and confusion

In which we see the value of rational thinking. We all behave irrationally at times. I like to think that I am rational about most things but I do have an irrational dislike of rugby league. I am passionate about rugby union but the similar code leaves me very cold….

Ecoblitzing the Southern Alps

Cor Vink introduces a spider friend Over the weekend Nina Valley played host to about 200 high school students from around the South Island, 30 or so teachers, and 50 ecologists. We were there to participate in an ecoblitz in Nina Valley and around the Boyle River area near Lewis…

Swimming, not sinking, in the Southern Alps

Nicole Rinaldi El-Abd is a student from the University of California (UCSB) who is in the first group of students from UC participating in the Sustainability Program being run jointly by the UC Education Abroad Program and Lincoln University. She took our Field Ecology course in January 2014 and these are…

Ecology by numbers

In which we see that maths and stats are at the heart of ecology. One of the things about aging, gracefully or otherwise, is that you obtain a better appreciation of being organised. That’s not to say that we necessarily get better at organising ourselves as we age but we…