07 May 2015

What you are missing!



Come over to the new site and take a look!
Recently we moved our EcoLincnz blog to a new site. We will look at shutting this site down completely at some point in the nearish future. The new site has a bunch more information about ecology at Lincoln University as well as several new articles.


Head over there to see:


Kate Bush and the mongoose: character displacement and release
In which we see that traits change depending on which species are around


Does size matter in restoration?
In which we look at whether restoration areas should be large or small


Ecological restoration is more successful with conflict management
In which we see that science isn't always enough


Gollum and the carpet beetles: One man's meat is another man's poison
In which we look at how aversion to food can be created


Restoration? Yes but to what extent?
In which we have a nice overview of ecological restoration


Who ate all the pies? Density dependent foraging between rats and possums
In which we see that possum control depends a lot on how many rats are about




What do tractors have to do with ecological restoration?
In which we see that all tools can be useful for restoration




Don't let nature do all of the work alone: strategies help natural restoration
In which we see the value of having good goals for restoration




No prisoners! A new toxin for NZ pest management control
In which we see how hard it is to kill them all


More Darwin and the Sandwalk cartoons A, B, C, and D




Concerning hobbits and New Zealand grass grub
In which we see that environment definitely impacts on animal form




Local Heroes: All Blacks and weevils
In which we see that small endangered insects may have a chance of survival






Treeline: Living on the edge
In which we see the why alpine treelines are where they are






Turning industrial agriculture into eco-agriculture: a plea for more effort
In which we outline some steps to make this happen faster




Barking up the wrong tree?
In which we discover that the thickness of tree bark may not be a response to fire




Ecoblitzing Cambridge
In which we see that spreading the biodiversity message is a great thing to do






There's something in the water (potential)
In which we see that a dry environment may affect the effectiveness of biocontrol agents





Dirty rats! Interview of Dr James Ross  on controlling rodents on islands
In which James tells us about the tricks of wildlife management



Staying with your relatives at the beach
In which we see that plants, like humans, hang out with their relations at the seaside





Why wasps and bees hover over cabbage plants
In which we see biocontrol in action in the garden





Humans help aliens invade
In which we see that direct human impacts are even more important in extablishment of invasive species in mountain areas than climate change.



Overseer: modelling nitrogen losses from farmland
In which we learn the best way to estimate nutrient losses at a landscape level



Don't tell me what to do in my backyard: involving communities in conservation decisions
In which we see the benefits  of involving an Indonesian community in the conservation of the babirusa



Misty Mountains grazed: the reality of Lord of the rings scenery
In which we see the impact of grazing on mountain grasslands.





Know thyself, know thy enemy: white clover chemical warfare versus grass grub herbivory
In which we see that grass grubs use their enemies' defences to grow stronger





There is only one species of katipo in New Zealand
In which New Zealand becomes a safer place





Twinkle twinkle kiwi star
In which we see the case for starlight reserves



Ecological benefits of urban green spaces
In which we see the developing appreaciation of parks in cities



Does riparian restoration improve water quality?
In which we see that restoration may not always be the solution





The majestic Southern Alps counteract climate change
In which we see that huge rates of soil formation in the mountains of New Zealand really make a difference





Marlborough sauvignon blanc: the unique taste
In which we find that wines from different regions do indeed taste differently





Burrow flaps a species saver
In which we see how neoprene fabric stopped the decline of Chatham Petrels



50 glades of grey: farming the cloud forests
In which we see how cattle with altitude can coexist with Ecuadorean diversity.



50 shades of prey: finding hidden diversity in biodiversity capsules
In which we see that predators make great collectors in assessing local species





Trapping trapdoor spiders
In which we reveal a cunning method for capturing a reclusive spider





How to build a home range
In which our colleagues at the LU GIS Blog provide a step-by-step run through of this important ecological analysis





Coffee and ecology: the curious case of science funding
In which we look at how to make early career scientist competitive for funding



In which we find the best way to handle a dangerous spider





A bird at hand is worth.... a lot more bush
In which we look at a method for speeding up seedling regeneration





On the value of bespoke collections: regional natural history collections are important too!
In which we look at the value of small museums





Big predators hunt faster
In which we see why big predators hunt faster than small





Trace elements at the local dairy
In which we find that native plants can odd rare elements into farms





For the love of field ecology
In which we argue for the place of undergraduate fieldtrips