Landcare Research - Manaaki Whenua

Landcare-Research -Manaaki Whenua

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  • Robert Hoare talks about a moth seen in the field at Bushy Park with teacher Tiahuia Kawe-Small.

    Students and teachers from at least nine kura kaupapa schools across New Zealand gathered at Pūtiki Marae in Whānganui last week for Ahi Pepe | MothNet’s first North Island camp.
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  • Megan Petterson and children from Hamilton East School take a close look at a petri dish

    School students have discovered new bacterial species in Aotearoa’s first wetland BioBlitz.
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  • Japan’s Honshu white admiral butterflies (Limenitis glorifica)

    Hundreds of Japan’s white admiral butterflies are emerging in New Zealand for the first time.
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  • Tree with fungi

    A new educational booklet, aimed at teaching Māori ancestral knowledge about fungi (hekaheka) has been released to schools.

    Manaaki Whenua researchers launched the bilingual teacher and student booklet “Ngā Hekaheka o Aotearoa,” at Auckland’s Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Ngā Maungarongo.
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  • Cultures of algae, including liquid cultures (in flasks) and agar plates (bottom right).

    Testing predicted responses of Antarctic plants and microbes to environmental change. It is time now to consider how we will conduct laboratory experiments to determine the environmental tolerances of the eight species of Antarctic terrestrial species.
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  • Two species of <em>Volucella</em> hoverfly larvae in a common wasp nest

    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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  • The larva of the hoverfly <em>Volucella inanis</em> next to its victim – a shrivelled wasp larva

    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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  • Loading pipes into the drilling rig

    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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  • Ian Hawes downloading data from a climate station at Bratina Island.

    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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  • Newly emerged Sphecophaga male in quarantine at Lincoln.

    The first update for 2017 brings excellent news to open the year with!
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