Field tripping coast to coast

Rifleman in matagouri at Glentanner Photo by Jon Sullivan Mid-semester break was field trip season for our undergraduate ecology classes this year. Our second year biological diversity course, Ecol202, did their annual three day biodiversity coast-to-coast between Lincoln and Punakaiki. Our third year applied ecology and conservation course, Ecol302, did…

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The 2011 Biodiversity Night-Out

In this age of iPhones and electric cars, it can be easy to lose sight of the fact that we are all animals in a food web. Despite our technological prowess, we are completely dependent on nature and the services provided by the world’s biological diversity. To appreciate just how…

Coast-to-coast, biodiversity style

This past weekend, staff and students of Lincoln University’s Ecol202 course, Biological Diversity, ventured west for their annual three day field trip of field biology and weather. This year held a bit more weather than usual, on account of a large storm slamming into the western side of New Zealand….