Welcome to the very first Ecolincnz podcast. In this series I (Adrian Paterson) talk with New Zealand ecologists about issues of the day and the research that they are doing.
Today we start with Dr James Ross who works in managing the mammalian pests running rampant in New Zealand. We cover topics on bait shyness, controlling mammals, PredatorfreeNZ 2050 and how we might get there, the challlenges of human populations, gene drives, camera traps and detecting pests, smart traps that talk, new toxins, drones and species recognition, leopards and red pandas, and what a great time it is to be a student coming into this area. And lots more. Listen in!