The hills are alive with the sounds of … research

 Mistletoe My first taste of real research was back in my third year at Otago. I was doing an animal behaviour course and a couple of other classmates and I were able to design and conduct an experiment, all on our own. We had access to the DSIR facility at…

Science in the Southern Alps

Our first batch of students are just finishing up their reports for ECOL 310 Field Ecology.The students spent a week at Hanmer Springs learning field techniques and then put them into practice in the Nina Valley, near Lewis Pass, for 5 days. Each student had their own research project. Here…

Outstanding in their field

At the moment we are running the ECOL 310 Field Ecology course. Our third year students have spent a week in and around Hanmer Springs and the last week at Nina Valley, near Lewis Pass. For the last few days they students have put in practice some of the skills…