News & events
15 Apr 15 by Simon Fowler
Areas where Brazilian beetles were released to control a weed, hated by conservationists, gardeners and dog owners alike, are showing signs it’s working.
1 Apr 15 by Colin Meurk
The ecologist behind a dune restoration project extensively damaged by a suspicious fire holds hope some of the native plants will regenerate.
19 Mar 15 by Lindsay Smith
A tiny Chilean beetle has been introduced to New Zealand in a bid to control a weed that if left unchecked could potentially become as big a problem as gorse.
2 Mar 15 by Jamie Wood
New research has found pests may be assisting the spread of wilding pines which have invaded more than 1.5 million hectares in New Zealand.
3 Feb 15 by Barbara Anderson
Landcare Research is using a novel approach, called the Tea Bag Index, to understand climate change.
6 Jan 15 by Murray Dawson
The first of our Landcare Research LucidMobile identification apps for smartphones/tablets has just become available.
5 Jan 15 by Ronny Groenteman & Bob Brown
An update on the project investigating the biocontrol potential of promising-looking mites that were recently discovered and that appear to attack wasps.
17 Dec 14
The staff at Landcare Research are away on their holidays from December 25th to January 5th and respones to issues may be delayed during this time. Enjoy your festive season.
7 Nov 14 by Peter Buchanan
Thousands of species in New Zealand are yet to be discovered. But it’s not just scientists who could uncover them. It could be you.
5 Nov 14 by Quentin Paynter
A Japanese butterfly has been introduced in New Zealand as a frontline defence against a weed threatening native plant life.