News & events
12 Aug 17 by Ronny Groenteman
When Sphecophaga larvae pupate, they can go on to become one of three types of cocoons: i) those which will turn into brachypterous, or short-winged, adults (aka fast-generation pupae); ii) those which will turn into fully-winged adults; and iii) those which will turn into fully winged overwintering adults. The overwintering cocoons have thick walls built to withstand up to 3-4 years in the soil.
4th Dec 2017 - 8th Dec 2017
Event Name Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) Technical Committee Meeting Start Date 4 Dec… Read more
Landcare Research announced today that some species counted in the annual New Zealand Garden Bird Survey have declined over the last 10 years. The most spectacular decline has been for the silvereye, the most common native bird in our gardens, which has declined by 44% nationally.
26 May 17 by David Medyckyj-Scott
The Open Geospatial Consortium Technical and Planning Committee Meeting will take place in Palmerston North in December 2017.
David Whitehead is famously unflappable, but the senior Landcare Research scientist was barely able to contain his excitement for most of early May.
24 Apr 17 by Phil Novis
Update 4: Environmental data. We are conducting a project to investigate relationships between Antarctic terrestrial species and their environment, and our ability to estimate these.
22 Mar 17 by Ronny Groenteman
The first update for 2017 brings excellent news to open the year with!
Update 3: A school visit. On 10 March 2017 Phil Novis visited Russley School, Christchurch, to talk to Year 7 and 8 students about Antarctica, including the current project.
10 Mar 17 by Pike Brown
Landcare Research’s reputation as the leading provider of survey services that gather solid scientifically proven data has been further enhanced with the release of the 2016 Colony Loss Survey of beekeepers.
8th May 2017 - 10th May 2017