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Discovery is the newsletter of Landcare Research. Discovery provides updates on a range of projects, across the spectrum of our activities, in a single publication tailored to busy, leading people in environmental and resource management.
Discovery Issue 42
Offsetting emissions, chemical camouflage, fatal attraction, wetlands restoration, where’s Wally?, rock 'N' research.
Discovery Issue 41
Nitrogen leaching, moth madness, ragwort biocontrol, riparian planting, and more.
Discovery Issue 40
The importance of kaitiakitanga, biological controlof heather on the Volcanic Plateau, the affects of dairy conversions on soil carbon, the Cape to City predator control project in Hawke's Bay.
Discovery Issue 39
Understanding ecosystem services
Discovery Issue 38
Outlined in this issue are the concepts of ecosystems services and natural capital and why your business needs to understand what they mean.
Discovery Issue 37
This issue of Discovery focuses largely on the work of Landcare Research at the interface between land and water at a range of spatial scales from paddock through to national, where our knowledge and tools can be applied to developing policy and implementing management actions in the field.
Discovery Issue 36
Welcome to this edition of Discovery, which we have devoted to kōrero from our work with iwi and Māori organisations.
Discovery Issue 35
Landcare Research is renewing its focus on outcomes and the contribution it can make through its research targets and outputs. This issue of Discovery looks at several research highlights from our four National Outcomes.
Discovery Issue 34
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Discovery Issue 32
In this edition of Discovery we report on some of the major issues affecting New Zealand’s land and water resources and how we have focused our research to address them.
Discovery Issue 31
Discovery Issue 30
A large portion of New Zealand’s wealth is generated from the soil. This edition of Discovery sets out examples of the exciting research our staff are leading to sustain soil productivity and resilience.
Discovery Issue 29
Urban research globally has developed rapidly over the past decade from a modest, fragmented base, and in New Zealand Landcare Research and its collaborators have been at the forefront of bringing new thinking about cities.
Discovery Issue 28
Much of our indigenous plant biodiversity is under significant challenge to the extent that a few species face the threat of extinction. In this issue we update you on the research we are doing to address some of these threats.
Discovery Issue 27
Landcare Research has been involved in the science to reduce the effects of business on the environment for more than a decade now. Not surprisingly, we think the environment represents a very substantial opportunity (as well as a strategic threat) for New Zealand businesses.
Discovery Issue 26
At Landcare Research we recognise the need to lead and do the right thing in hard times too. We are maintaining our commitment to lower our GHG emissions, waste and water use; and to invest in research to better manage vital ecosystem services such as pollination; to measure progress in conservation management and protection of harmful effects on our biodiversity and provide better governance and institutional frameworks for managing old and difficult problems such as water allocation.
Discovery Issue 25
Research-led innovation is pivotal to climbing out of the financial crisis early, achieving essential and sustainable resource-productivity gains for increased food production, and in mitigating as much as possible the effect and cost of greenhouse gas emissions.