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Plant pathogens responded to past climate change

By   /  November 23, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Environment, KB, Landcare Research, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Science  /  Comments Off on Plant pathogens responded to past climate change

Source: Landcare Research Home»About Us »News & events »Media releases »Plant pathogens responded to past climate changeA study of ancient rodent nests from the Atacama Desert in northern Chile has provided the first insights into how organisms responsible for causing diseases in plants responded to past climate change.Although the Atacama Desert is now a dry […]

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Shared science MOU to benefit the Waikato region

By   /  November 17, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Environment, KB, Landcare Research, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Science  /  Comments Off on Shared science MOU to benefit the Waikato region

Source: Landcare Research Home»About Us »News & events »Media releases »Shared science MOU to benefit the Waikato regionThursday 15 Nov 2018 Dr Richard Gordon (Manaaki Whenua) and Waikato Regional Council chief executive Vaughan Payne sign the MOU. Manaaki Whenua – Landcare Research and Waikato Regional Council will be working closer together on science programmes in […]

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Winning against Wildings: Update

By   /  November 15, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Environment, KB, Landcare Research, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Science  /  Comments Off on Winning against Wildings: Update

Source: Landcare Research Home»About Us »News & events »News snippets »Winning against Wildings: UpdateResults from a new survey have revealed landowners and farmers in New Zealand are more aware of the ‘serious threat’ posed by wilding pines than ever before.Wilding pines are arguably our country’s most serious and intractable weed. Now occupying more than 1.8 […]

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Scientist awarded fellowship for research into the impact of climate change on New Zealand land

By   /  October 28, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Environment, KB, Landcare Research, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Science  /  Comments Off on Scientist awarded fellowship for research into the impact of climate change on New Zealand land

Source: Landcare Research Home»About Us »News & events »Media releases »Scientist awarded fellowship for research into the impact of climate change on New Zealand landManaaki Whenua – Landcare Research scientist Dr Kendon Bell has been awarded a Rutherford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship to continue his research into measuring the impact of climate change on New Zealand […]

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The race against myrtle rust

By   /  September 20, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Environment, Landcare Research, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Science  /  Comments Off on The race against myrtle rust

Source: Landcare Research Home»About Us »News & events »News snippets »The race against myrtle rustPōhutukawa, mānuka, kānuka, and other NZ seeds are being collected, grown, and tested for resilience to this devastating disease.[embedded content]Myrtle rust has quickly become a huge talking point for New Zealand’s biosecurity.It has the potential to wipe out entire native species […]

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Students, Predator Tracking & Pythagoras – pilot project takes off

By   /  August 17, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Environment, Landcare Research, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Science  /  Comments Off on Students, Predator Tracking & Pythagoras – pilot project takes off

Source: Landcare Research Home»About Us »News & events »News snippets »Students, Predator Tracking & Pythagoras – pilot project takes offCombining mathematics, school students, and scientific predator tracking techniques doesn’t usually add up, but researchers are trialling a new project combining the three in a bid to teach students how to track and analyse animal movements. […]

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Launch of NZ’s first bilingual guides to native moths

By   /  July 28, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Environment, Landcare Research, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Science  /  Comments Off on Launch of NZ’s first bilingual guides to native moths

Source: Landcare Research Home»About Us »News & events »News snippets »Launch of NZ’s first bilingual guides to native mothsNew Zealand is home to only 13 traditionally recognised native species of butterflies, but when it comes to moths we have thousands.“We have about 2,000 species of moths in New Zealand. I say ‘about’ because we are […]

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The Great Weeds Hunt Aotearoa

By   /  July 14, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Landcare Research, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Science  /  Comments Off on The Great Weeds Hunt Aotearoa

Source: Landcare Research – Press Release/Statement: Headline: The Great Weeds Hunt Aotearoa New Zealand is one of the weediest countries in the world, with the number of weed species now outnumbering our native flora. These invasive weeds are among the greatest environmental threats to our parks, wetlands, reserves, coasts, bush remnants, and alpine areas. – […]

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Wasp biocontrol update 13

By   /  July 11, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Environment, Landcare Research, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Science  /  Comments Off on Wasp biocontrol update 13

Source: Landcare Research Home»About Us »News & events »News snippets »Wasp biocontrol update 13Bob Brown, Manaaki Whenua – Landcare ResearchThe wasp season is finally winding down and I am now able to start catching my breath and let you know what has been going on with the Wasp Biocontrol Phase II project.New and old agent […]

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More than 8 million hectares of New Zealand soil now digitally mapped

By   /  June 27, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Environment, Landcare Research, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Science  /  Comments Off on More than 8 million hectares of New Zealand soil now digitally mapped

Source: Landcare Research Home»About Us »News & events »News snippets »More than 8 million hectares of New Zealand soil now digitally mapped[embedded content] Soil scientists have reached a new milestone, digitally mapping more than 8 million hectares of New Zealand soils.“Our latest progress shows the national S-map soil mapping programme has now covered 8 million […]

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Garden birds are signalling changes in our environment

By   /  June 21, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Environment, Landcare Research, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Science  /  Comments Off on Garden birds are signalling changes in our environment

Source: Landcare Research Home»About Us »News & events »News snippets »Garden birds are signalling changes in our environmentBirds are signaling major changes in our environment and a new report shows some of New Zealand’s birds are sounding the alarm.‘Birds act as “backyard barometers”, telling us about the health of the environment we live in – […]

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Protecting our history with harakeke – the National New Zealand Flax Collection

By   /  May 10, 2018  /  24/7 News, Agriculture, Environment, Landcare Research, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Protecting our history with harakeke – the National New Zealand Flax Collection

MIL OSI – Source: Landcare Research – Release/Statement Headline: Protecting our history with harakeke – the National New Zealand Flax Collection Manaaki Whenua is kaitiaki (guardian) of the National New Zealand Flax Collection. The collection is made up of over 300 plants. The five main collections include weaving varieties, ornamental garden plants, historical plants from […]

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Jewelled geckos released in Otago

By   /  April 12, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Landcare Research, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Press Release, Science  /  Comments Off on Jewelled geckos released in Otago

Source: Landcare Research – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Jewelled geckos released in Otago The Central Otago Ecological Trust recently released Jewelled geckos into a 14-ha predator-proof fence near Alexandra. This species has been extinct from Central Otago for many decades, so this translocation represents a significant step in restoring lost lizard communities in this region. – […]

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Hitting back at Japanese Honeysuckle

By   /  January 31, 2018  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Landcare Research, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Press Release, Science  /  Comments Off on Hitting back at Japanese Honeysuckle

Source: Landcare Research – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Hitting back at Japanese Honeysuckle Home» About Us » News & events » News snippets » Hitting back at Japanese Honeysuckle Manaaki Whenua scientists have reached a milestone in the fight against an aggressive vine invading New Zealand native bush, roadsides, and wastelands. Biocontrol scientists Hugh Gourlay and […]

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Fungi of New Zealand

By   /  January 31, 2018  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Landcare Research, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Press Release, Science  /  Comments Off on Fungi of New Zealand

Source: Landcare Research – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Fungi of New Zealand A new educational booklet, aimed at teaching Māori ancestral knowledge about fungi (hekaheka) has been released to schools. Manaaki Whenua researchers launched the bilingual teacher and student booklet “Ngā Hekaheka o Aotearoa,” at Auckland’s Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Ngā Maungarongo. [embedded content] It […]

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Rotopiko Bioblitz

By   /  January 23, 2018  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Environment, Landcare Research, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release, Science  /  Comments Off on Rotopiko Bioblitz

Source: Landcare Research – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Rotopiko Bioblitz Home» About Us » News & events » Events » Rotopiko BioblitzTo celebrate World Wetlands Day, National Wetland Trust of New Zealand, sponsored by Manaaki Whenua – Landcare Research, bring you ROTOPIKO BIOBLITZ – New Zealand’s first wetland Bioblitz.A fun, educational event for the whole family […]

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Testing predicted responses of Antarctic plants and microbes to environmental change 5

By   /  January 17, 2018  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Landcare Research, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Press Release, Science  /  Comments Off on Testing predicted responses of Antarctic plants and microbes to environmental change 5

Source: Landcare Research – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Testing predicted responses of Antarctic plants and microbes to environmental change 5 Home» About Us » News & events » News snippets » Testing predicted responses of Antarctic plants and microbes to environmental change 5 Update 5: Experiments with agar plates Previous updates explained the goal of our […]

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What on Earth?

By   /  December 18, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Landcare Research, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Press Release, Science  /  Comments Off on What on Earth?

Source: Landcare Research – Press Release/Statement: Headline: What on Earth? Monday 18 Dec 2017 New Zealand from space What does the latest satellite Earth observation technology mean for New Zealand industry, environment and climate? March’s ‘What On Earth’ Colloquium in Wellington is the perfect place to answer that question. Venture Southland in partnership with the […]

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Wasp biocontrol update 12

By   /  December 16, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Landcare Research, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Press Release, Science  /  Comments Off on Wasp biocontrol update 12

Source: Landcare Research – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Wasp biocontrol update 12 Home» About Us » News & events » News snippets » Wasp biocontrol update 12 Published: 15 December 2017 –by Bob Brown Volucella hoverfly larvae in a common wasp nest” readability=”1″> Volucella hoverfly larvae in a common wasp nest ” data-copyright=” © This image […]

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Wasp biocontrol update 11

By   /  December 12, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Landcare Research, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Press Release, Science  /  Comments Off on Wasp biocontrol update 11

Source: Landcare Research – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Wasp biocontrol update 11 Home» About Us » News & events » News snippets » Wasp biocontrol update 11 Published: 12 December 2017 Volucella inanis next to its victim – a shrivelled wasp larva” readability=”1″> Volucella inanis next to its victim – a shrivelled wasp larva ” data-copyright=” […]

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