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The Vulgar Wasp: The Story of a Ruthless Invader and Ingenious Predator
The Vulgar Wasp: The Story of a Ruthless Invader and Ingenious Predator

5 April 2018 - News items

In this book, entomologist Phil Lester describes the many fascinating and lesser-known sides of the common wasp. He…

Wasp. Image - NZ Herald
Can NZ ever be free of the 'vulgar' wasp?

5 April 2018 - News items

Science reporter Jamie Morton spoke to Victoria University's Professor Phil Lester, who has just published his book The…

The Project NZ feature a story on stink bugs
Melanie Mark-Shadbolt talks stink bugs on The Project

9 March 2018 - News items

Watch Melanie Mark-Shadbolt talk to the Project NZ team about the impact the Brown marmorated stink bug would…

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The challenges of working with eDNA

12 December 2017 - News items

New paper leading the way in coordinating New Zealand’s scientific community to begin harmonising methods for the extraction,…

Vespula germanica collected on Great Mercury Island, New Zealand. Image - Julia Schmack
Explaining wasp population structure in the Hauraki Gulf

7 December 2017 - News items

The development of novel wasp suppression and eradication tools requires an understanding of what factors limit or regulate…

Rat at bird nest. Image © Nga Manu
GBIRd Funding - Role of DARPA

7 December 2017 - News items

The Biological Heritage National Science Challenge does not receive funding from DARPA and there is no mammalian gene…

Myrtle rust. Image - Louise Morin, CSIRO
NZ 'may have lost battle' against myrtle rust

4 December 2017 - News items

New Zealand may have "lost the battle" in beating myrtle rust, a top scientist fears, and the official…

Dr Ian Horner administering phosphite. Image - Plant & Food
The phosphite fight back

24 November 2017 - News items

Listen to Dr Ian Horner discusses Kauri dieback disease and his research to help save the iconic, taonga…

Predator Free 2050
PF2050 Research Strategy

16 November 2017 - News items

Predator Free 2050 Ltd research strategy is designed to develop a science solution capable of eradicating at least…

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Gene drive technology

16 November 2017 - News items

New Zealand scientists have a role in ensuring we are fully informed about the potential benefits and risks…

Possum eating a birds egg. Image - Nga Manu Images
Research shows most New Zealanders support pest control

15 November 2017 - News items

Initial findings from an innovative social research project show that most New Zealanders support the need for pest…

Myrtle Rust Reporter 

15 November 2017 - News items

In response to the myrtle rust incursion Steve Pawson and his team have developed an app for observing…


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