Ecosystems

Taking a holistic look at environmental research.

High-Tech Solutions To Invasive Mammal Pests

This research team is helping to develop targeted, next-generation, socially acceptable and cost-effective new technologies to achieve landscape-scale freedom from rats, stoats and possums.
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Pathways to Ecosystem Regeneration

Our teams are aiming to quantify social-ecological linkages for use in managing, protecting and restoring land and water ecosystems.   The inventory of research outputs…
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Customary Approaches to Ecosystem Resilience

Researchers are investigating how the application of kaitiakitanga (Māori guardianship) approaches contribute to reversing the decline of New Zealand’s biodiversity, and support the relationship of…
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Managing Threats to Freshwater Taonga Invertebrates

Management of non-native fish such as catfish may be the answer to safeguarding freshwater taonga (treasured) species in our waterways, researchers have found.
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eDNA For Environmental Monitoring

In a New Zealand first, researchers have developed a nationwide database to integrate and share eDNA data to allow biological diversity across our diverse landscapes…
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Risk Assessment & Ecosystem Impacts

Developing standardised measures to quantify the impact both kauri dieback and myrtle rust are having on the wider ecosystem.   The inventory of research outputs…
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Taking the Sting out of the Common Wasp

Large-scale eradication may be in store for the humble wasp – a species responsible for one of the worst pest problems in Aotearoa.
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Freshwater for our Taonga

Te Tiriti-led research looking at how we can enable our freshwater taonga to thrive.   The inventory of research outputs and resources can be found…
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Adaptive Evolution of Native Biota

Researchers are collecting DNA information from some of Aotearoa New Zealand’s most threatened species in an effort to make them more resilient to future environmental…
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Bioheritage Researchers Catherine Febria And Elizabeth Graham Sample A Degraded Waterway In Lowland Canterbury

Rebuilding Healthy Rivers

Researchers are using freshwater systems as a model to test how degraded ecosystems can be resistant to disruptions – including those that aim to restore…
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The Groundwater Biodiversity Project

The unsung heroes of our groundwater system – bacteria that remove contaminants and tiny invertebrates that keep the bacteria in balance – are helping researchers…
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Eco-index

People in Aotearoa New Zealand value their unique natural environments, but national and regional reporting shows that our ecosystems and native biodiversity are degraded and…
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Farming & Nature Conservation

Sheep and beef farms make up nearly 40% of Aotearoa’s landscape and play a vital role in our economy. At the same time, this land…
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Mātauranga Māori For Biological Heritage

Kaumātua- (elder) led research that puts Māori methods and mātauranga (knowledge) first is a key part of restoring Aotearoa New Zealand’s land and freshwater ecosystems.
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Predicting and Preventing Ecosystem Decline

Researchers are developing a framework to help predict and prevent the approach of rapid, harmful and difficult-to-reverse changes in ecosystems.
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Corey Ruha: The power of storytelling in data communication

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