How I became a field ecologist

Annie Lloyd is a student from the University of California (UCSC) 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…

EcoBlitzing the opposition

Canterbury Museum’s Cor Vink talks spiders in Nina Valley The 2014 EcoBlitz was a great event held at the Boyle River and Nina Valley near Lewis Pass earlier this year. The event involved over 170 high school students (from 21 schools), 30 teachers, 24 Lincoln University students and 50 biologists….

The survival of the fittest?

My wife recently got a glamourous pedometer that talks to her smart phone. Not only does it tell you how many steps she has made in a day, what distance she has done and when she has had high activity periods, it also allows her to keep track of what…

Big Biology Quiz winners

The Big Biology quiz was held on Tuesday 3rd June at Lincoln University. Dr Tim Curran hosted the evening which saw 22 teams competing for the trophy. Questions ranged from a Darwin world safari to knowing your natives to marking great white sharks. Natural ability, as well as pizza and…