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BioBlitz 2012 was the best ever!

The weather was glorious, which is a big plus if you’re trying to entice families out on ‘field trips’ (guided walks), working in a marquee or out searching for species.  The venue, the Auckl Continue Reading...

 
Contributed by
Judy Grindell
Landcare Research
October 15, 2012

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WooHooo! BioBlitz is back!

(Well ... it will be back at the end of March 2012. This time it is in the Auckland Botanic Gardens, Manurewa) WHAT? BioBlitz is a two-day scientific race against time. It’s fascinating, fun, fa Continue Reading...

 
Contributed by
Judy Grindell
Landcare Research
October 04, 2011

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Pioneering trap study leads way for return of kokako to East Taranaki forest

An area of remote forest in east Taranaki, where the haunting melody of the kokako has been missing from the dawn chorus for more than two decades, is the frontline in the battle to save New Zealand Continue Reading...

 
Contributed by
Marieke Hilhorst
WWF - New Zealand
August 07, 2011

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Antarctic - an extreme environment for soils

The total ice-free area of Antarctica comprises less than 0.4% of the continent, with the largest continuous expanse of ice-free ground in the McMurdo Dry Valleys. About 90% of the ice-free region Continue Reading...

 
Contributed by
Judy Grindell
Landcare Research
July 20, 2011

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Environmental protection of the Ross Sea region of Antarctica

Jackie Aislabie (Landcare Research) has spent many years working in Antarctica, and the image gallery that she and her colleagues have compiled provide a fascinating insight into many field seaso Continue Reading...

 
Contributed by
Judy Grindell
Landcare Research
July 20, 2011

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Adélie Penguin Research

Scientists have been studying Adélie penguins (Pygoscelie adeliae) for over 50 years. Antarctica is one of the last places in the world where animals can be studied in a habitat still largely unmo Continue Reading...

 
Contributed by
Judy Grindell
Landcare Research
July 20, 2011

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Antarctic soils

 Jackie Aislabie is a microbiologist and an Antarctic expert; she leads a research programme on on soils and micro-organisms that live in that Continue Reading...

 
Contributed by
Judy Grindell
Landcare Research
July 20, 2011

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Tanya O'Neill on Christmas in Antarctica

Christmas in Antarctica.  An adventure for some, and undoubtedly a difficult time for others.  I’ve been asking around Base trying to get a feel for who fits into each category.  I Continue Reading...

 
Contributed by
Judy Grindell
Landcare Research
July 20, 2011

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Acclimatising in Antarctica (Tanya O'Neill)

Tanya O'Neill says "Superbly uneventful is how I would describe this year’s flight South.  Smooth to the point where I found myself thinking ‘surely something is about to go wrong?’  Continue Reading...

 
Contributed by
Judy Grindell
Landcare Research
July 20, 2011

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Tanya O'Neill reflects on her first field season in Antarctica

A common trait among those working at Scott Base and undertaking Antarctic fieldwork is their unique unflappability and flexibility towards everything down there.  You make the most of opportun Continue Reading...

 
Contributed by
Judy Grindell
Landcare Research
July 20, 2011
 
 
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