Tagged: weeds

Bird of the Year: Which birds are good for ecosystem services? - Guest Work

Guest Author Oct 05, 2018

Bio-Protection Research Centre We are midway through one of the most important electoral contests of the year: Bird of the Year. Every year, this popular campaign raises awareness of New Zealand’s native birds and the perilous state many populations are in. At the Bio-Protection Research Centre we also think it’s a great opportunity to get people thinking about … Read More

Weeds head for the hills as climate warms - News

Jean Balchin Jul 11, 2017

As temperatures rise, plants head up mountainsides, with weeds spreading to higher altitudes twice as fast as native plants. An international team of researchers, including a New Zealander conducted the first study to look at non-native weed spread. The study specifically examined the European Alps, but a local researcher who was involved said that the situation might be even more dire … Read More

When aliens attack - Guest Work

Guest Author Jan 21, 2014

The fourth part in a summer science series by NIWA Your favourite lake may look picturesque, calm and inviting but beware what lurks beneath – aliens are on the attack. Aquatic plants in lakes are a natural and important part of lake communities and provide many benefits to fish, wildlife, water quality and people. Alien submerged weeds, however, are plant … Read More