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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Small mammals in the pest-control spotlight

We still have a lot to learn about the fundamental ecology of some pest species that aren’t included in the “Predator Free 2050” efforts, says a Manaaki Whenua researcher.

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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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Scoping group timeline

We’ve almost completed the second round of scoping meetings, read on for more detail . . .

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Risk of Phytophthora highlighted at dedicated symposium

Kauri Rescue project lead Dr Ian Horner (Plant & Food Research) says fifteen years ago this would never have been possible.…

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Priority research investment: Māori-led research

Social-ecological systems are a crucial element in the long-term preservation of our taonga species and ecosystems, so our aim is…

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Priority research investment: Surveillance

In order to know the full effect of kauri dieback and myrtle rust we must closely observe them as they…

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Taking a look at the sex life of myrtle rust

The invasive pathogen infects native New Zealand trees in the Myrtaceae family, such as pōhutukawa and mānuka, causing dieback and…

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Kauri Rescue going strong after new lease on life

Initially supported by the BioHeritage Challenge, Kauri Rescue was set up to help treat kauri dieback on private property during…

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