Ecological benefits of urban green areas

Rhondda.p Urban green areas have developed over several centuries to become an essential component of modern town and city planning. These green areas provide many social and ecological services such as helping to improve climate, hygiene, aesthetics, recreational opportunities, environmental protection and biodiversity. Urban green areas also help to create…

Green fingers getting a hand on Christchurch

This blog post was written by postgraduate student Catherine Hosted as part of the course, Research Methods in Ecology (Ecol 608). Catherine revisits a Lincoln University research area that looks at urban ecology in Christchurch published in 2010.After getting involved with the current Land Use Recovery Plan for Christchurch, an interest for…

Finding the best spot on the beech

There is a moment in childhood when you relise just how large the universe is. Up until this moment your brain is happy to deal with what’s around you and leave everything else in a haze of Elsewhere. With the ‘click’ you comprehend that you are actually standing on the…