Landcare Research - Manaaki Whenua

Landcare-Research -Manaaki Whenua

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  • Dec 19

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    How many moa?

    18 Dec 19

    Flightless birds were once the largest and heaviest terrestrial fauna on many archipelagos around the world – including the nine species of moa in New Zealand. Dave Latham and colleagues used population data from living species of flightless birds to estimate how many moa these islands might have once supported.

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  • Nov 19

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    We are proud to announce the contribution of our researchers to a special Mātauranga Māori issue of the New Zealand Journal of Ecology.

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  • Sep 19

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    Myrtle rust is a disease caused by an invasive pathogen that infects iconic native New Zealand trees in the Myrtaceae family, such as pōhutukawa and manuka. The windborne fungus causes tree dieback and potentially tree death.

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  • Sep 19

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    A treasure-trove containing thousands of subantarctic specimens that date back to the 1800s is arriving at Manaaki Whenua this month, making the subantarctic collection housed in the Allan Herbarium the world’s largest.

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  • Aug 19

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    The competition aims to highlight the diversity, beauty and interest of the biodiversity and ecosystems of New Zealand, and the role of ecologists in unravelling their mysteries. Images must either be taken in New Zealand or illustrate the work that New Zealand ecologists are undertaking in other countries.

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  • Aug 19

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    As part of this year's Conservation Week we will be live-streaming from inside several of the Nationally Significant Databases and…

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  • Aug 19

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    Scientists advise to prune your lilly pilly hedges this month, to save New Zealand’s native plants

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  • Aug 19

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    Pilot project is working to establish, maintain and strengthen the sense of belonging of Māori rangatahi, including visiting Manaaki Whenua to touch, feel and see their taonga and take part in learning how to protect it.

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  • Aug 19

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    One of the world’s rarest trees has potentially been saved from extinction and returned to its rohe. Pennantia baylisiana, once in the Guinness Book of Records as the world’s rarest tree, was successfully propagated by scientists in the 1980s and then grown on to produce hundreds of saplings – reducing its risk of extinction.

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  • Jul 19

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    Red-listing NZ's endangered fungi

    19 Jul 19 by Felicity Rookes

    Scientists are campaigning to have endangered fungi from across Australasia included in the Global Red List of threatened species.

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