Congratulations to Shaun Morgan, who has completed and submitted his Master’s dissertation today! Shaun’s research is investigating the efficacy of invasive mammal control on reducing invasive predator populations and enhancing native bird communities in the Waikato region, New Zealand. He also tested for the relative importance of invasive mammal control versus landscape structure for invasiveContinue reading Shaun has submitted his Master’s dissertation!→
We are excited to give Bibishan Rai a warm welcome to the EcoDiv lab! Bibishan has moved over from Germany where he completed his master’s research on plant-insect interactions. He is now joining us to begin his PhD research within the framework of a program that was recently funded through a Marsden Fast-Start grant. HeContinue reading Bibishan Rai welcomed to EcoDiv lab→
Today Fez successfully defended her PhD proposal with a fantastic presentation of her research plans for the next couple years. It’s going to be an exciting ride with lots of dung beetles, mesocosms, cow dung, and soil measurements. Watch this space for some exciting research!
On May 24th, People, Cities and Nature and the Waikato Biodiversity Forum hosted one of their urban restoration workshops. Sarah presented her Masters research on urban forest restoration in four North Island cities. Eighty-eight people attended from local councils, DOC, consultancies, community groups, university students and Manaaki Whenua Landcare Research. It was a day fullContinue reading Urban Restoration workshop – Hamilton→
Our study, lead by Ulrich Brose (iDiv, Germany), has just been published in Nature Ecology & Evolution. We analyse predator-prey body size relationships in 290 food webs across the globe and develop predictions for stabilizing interactions in ecosystems using consumer traits. Read it here