Research stories

Possum, rat,and stoat.
Bioethics Panel

20 October 2017 - Research stories

Moving any new control measures from the lab to the landscape will be as much of a social…

Kōkako. Image - Grant Capill
Ark in the Park facilitating eDNA research

22 August 2017 - Research stories

Ark in the Park, an eco-restoration project in the Waitakere Ranges, is providing researchers with the perfect laboratory…

Auckland Harbour. Image - Pike Brown
The role of human-assisted networks in the spread of biosecurity threats

16 August 2017 - Research stories

The Biosecurity Network Interventions Project brings together veterinary scientists, plant pathologists, ecological modellers and ecologists to address the…

Possum in briar. Image - Andrea Byrom
Molecular level pest control

16 August 2017 - Research stories

Research on invasive mammals is changing gear and increasing resolution to a molecular level never attempted before in…

Farmland. Image - Roger Carran
Proceedings and conclusions of a workshop on biodiversity data sharing and sovereignty

4 August 2017 - Research stories

To assist with establishing guidelines on biodiversity data sharing and sovereignty BioHeritage commisioned a report to establish the…

Rodent with ear tag. Image - Andrea Byrom
Genetic distinctiveness of the Waikawa Island mouse population

14 March 2017 - Research stories

Removal of mice is only feasible if recolonisation is rare. Using genetics and morphology Ellie Bradley and team…

Rachel Nepia - the inaugural recipient of the Bruce Clarkson Scholarship. Image - Mark Peters
Bruce Clarkson Scholarship

7 March 2017 - Research stories

The inaugural recipient of this scholarship is Rachel Nepia. The scholarship will fund Rachel's work on "Understanding the…

Vespula vulgaris queen.
The problem with wasps

13 April 2016 - Research stories

The team is investigating a number of methods for reducing or eliminating wasps, and most rely on the…

Fungi, beech forest, Westland
Using DNA Profiling to Unearth Life in New Zealand

13 April 2016 - Research stories

Using e-DNA profiling to help identify and conserve our small-scale biodiversity.…