How to build a home range

At Lincoln University there are several blogs being supported by staff in addition to EcoLincNZ. One of particular interest is “GIS Blog” which is written by Crile Doscher and Brad Case and focuses on GIS (Geographic Information Systems). Many of the research that is done the Department of Ecology is…

Coffee and ecology: the curious case of science funding

Science is a curious thing. There must be few professions where you train people for at least seven years, bring them to a high level of expertise,┬ábut then don’t give them reliable means to do their job or to use their skills. Science funding (finding the resources to actually do…

Handling live redback spiders: keep cool?

Mortal peril, danger, excitement, injuries, scientist. Not all of these words usually go together. People would rarely equate being a zoologist as a high risk professions. These same people are quite happy to accept the Steve Irwins and Bear Grylls of this world and appreciate the danger that they are…