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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…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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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…

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…

Possum's are a major threat to Aotearoa New Zealand's native birds. 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…

Pōhutukawa flowers
Prioritization of taonga myrtle species in response to myrtle rust in New Zealand

6 November 2017 - News items

Through an extensive engagement process Hone Ropata and Alby Marsh have gained an insight into what Māori want…


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