Swimming, not sinking, in the Southern Alps

Nicole Rinaldi El-Abd is a student from the University of California (UCSB) who is in the first group of students from UC participating in the Sustainability Program being run jointly by the UC Education Abroad Program and Lincoln University. She took our Field Ecology course in January 2014 and these are…

Kānuka vs. gorse, the battle is on!

This blog post was written by postgraduate student Mark Parker as part of the course, Research Methods in Ecology (Ecol 608). Ulex europaeusPhoto by Mollivan Jon There is a struggle going on in the New Zealand forest, and it’s a battle for ultimate (plant) domination. Kānuka (Kunzea ericoides) and mānuka…