Landcare Research - Manaaki Whenua

Landcare-Research -Manaaki Whenua

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  • Dec 17

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    Wasp biocontrol update 12

    15 Dec 17 by Bob Brown

    After racing badgers to wasp nests last year, and losing half the time, I decided to schedule this year’s collecting trip a few weeks earlier in the year, starting in late northern hemisphere summer. I started the trip in Leuven, Belgium, where I teamed up with colleagues at KU Leuven who specialise in the evolution of sociality in bees, wasps and ants.

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  • Nov 17

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    Enhancing global geospatial data standards

    24 Nov 17 by Christine Harper

    International meetings on a subject that enables much of the technology that enhances our lives will be held in New Zealand next month.

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  • Nov 17

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    We're celebrating 25 years of science for New Zealand with Science NZ and our partner Crown Research Institutes (CRIs) with a fascinating array of public talks and interactive exhibitions in Te Papa's Oceania Room. Scientists will be on hand to answer your questions, and as well as displays profiling our work on weeds, pest control, the environment, citizen science, and our unique biodiversity, we have activities for young and aspiring scientists.

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  • Nov 17

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    Science for New Zealand Exhibition

    10th Nov 2017 - 11th Nov 2017

    Meet us at Te Papa - find out more about who we are and what we do.

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  • Aug 17

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    Wasp biocontrol update 11

    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.

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  • Dec 17

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    The Open Geospatial Consortium Technical and Planning Committee Meeting will take place in Palmerston North in December 2017.

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  • Jun 17

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    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.

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  • May 17

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    The Open Geospatial Consortium Technical and Planning Committee Meeting will take place in Palmerston North in December 2017.

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  • May 17

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    David Whitehead is famously unflappable, but the senior Landcare Research scientist was barely able to contain his excitement for most of early May.

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  • Apr 17

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    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.

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