Do feral cats like trees just as much as our natives do?

Vegetation on farms is usually considered good for biodiversity – but what if we’re enabling the very predators that stop native species bouncing back?

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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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Goals for our Strategic Outcomes

During the Tranche 2 scoping process each Strategic Outcome (SO) group was tasked with figuring out what the primary goals should be in their space. They relied on the breadth of knowledge and experience in the room, as well as consulting extensively with stakeholders and partners.

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Tranche 2 lead-off investments

We are ‘pushing play’ on an initial $1.78million investment into Tranche 2 research and related activities.

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Myrtle rust is having sex – why this matters and what it means for New Zealand

A study has just been published containing new evidence that Austropuccinia psidii, the fungus that causes myrtle rust, is reproducing sexually in New Zealand in addition to cloning itself.

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Kauri dieback affects dissolved organic matter cycles

Measuring dissolved organic matter could give an idea of the extent to which trees are infected with Phytophthora agathidicida, according to a recent study.

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A new researcher takes the reins at Scion

Dr Stuart Fraser is in the thick of his first field season leading the myrtle rust team at Scion. We sat down with him to get his insights on the disease in Aotearoa and abroad.

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Myrtle rust infection updates – 14 January 2020

The team at Scion didn’t stop for long over the Christmas break – this is their latest news about myrtle rust infections at selected monitoring sites in the North Island.

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Beetles helping to manage a common weed in Northland

Brazilian beetles could help control a common weed and regenerate native forest, according to a recent report led by Manaaki Whenua – Landcare Research.

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Can feral cat control increase lambing rates?

This summer could tell the Cape to City team if their efforts to control feral cats have paid off.

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