Landcare Research - Manaaki Whenua

Landcare-Research -Manaaki Whenua


We undertake extensive research relating to animals both native (primarily birds, insects and other invertebrates) and introduced (pest vertebrates and invertebrates, biological control agents), including the impact and control of animal diseases such as bovine Tb, Johnes disease and avian malaria.

Research covers above– and below–ground ecology including multi–species interactions and impacts; understanding biodiversity processes; animals as biological indicators of environmental contamination; risk assessments and management strategies; pest control technologies; biological control programmes against weeds; and systematics. Systematics research includes managing nationally significant biological collections and databases.