News & events
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.
24 Oct 14 by Janet Wilmshurst
Researchers from the University of Auckland and Landcare Research have completed a new analysis of radiocarbon dated moa remains, providing the clearest insights yet into how and when New Zealand’s iconic giant birds became extinct.
15 Oct 14
Arresting the widespread decline in soil quality is the goal of a new regional soil partnership formed by 17 Pacific countries.