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The ripple effect of great research

The BioHeritage Challenge aims to not just create impact while the projects are running, but to catalyse new collaborations far beyond the lifetime of the original programmes.

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The persistence of degraded freshwater communities

Despite physical improvements, degraded aquatic communities in restored streams tend to persist.

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Developing a quality assurance framework for citizen science data

The challenge are excited to be contributing to developing a quality assurance framework for citizen science data. Read more here.

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Student Profile: Amy van Lindt

University of Canterbury student Amy van Lindt has been researching the potential role freshwater crayfish could play in stream restoration, and has found some interesting results.

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September newsletter – National Science Challenge

New research on pest control, updates from Better Border Biosecurity, our cross-challenge wānanga and more . . . 

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In response to invasive aquatic weeds, should freshwater mussels go with the flow?

PhD student Tom Moore discusses his research on the impacts of invasive aquatic weeds on kākahi (freshwater mussels).

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If you build it, will they come?

University of Canterbury PhD student Issie Barrett writes about ecological tipping points, and why some restoration projects don’t always go as planned.

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The freshwater mussel housing crisis: eviction by invasive weeds?

University of Waikato PhD candidate Tom Moore investigates the housing crisis of taonga species kākahi.

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Early career leads pay off

Early career researchers are normally associated with uncertainty: short-term contracts, a need for experience, but few opportunities to get any.

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A Paracrangonyx species. Image thanks to Graham Fenwick, NIWA

Endemic groundwater species stay close to home

Many of New Zealand’s groundwater species are “short-range endemics” – being unique species restricted to areas as small as a single catchment.

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