The Department of Pest Management and Conservation carries out research and teaching in the following specialist areas: Animal behavior; Conservation and biodiversity; Ecological restoration; Evolutionary biology; Fire ecology; Molecular ecology; Plant microbiology; Plant pathology; Remediation of degraded and contaminated land; Soil ecology; Sustainable agriculture and ecosystem services; Wildlife and pest management.

Recent Submissions

  • Endophytes of Pseudowintera colorata (horopito) 

    Purushotham Balraj, Neeraj (Lincoln University, 2017-08-31)
    Pseudowintera colorata (horopito) commonly known as New Zealand pepper tree is a native medicinal plant, known for its antimicrobial properties. International studies have demonstrated that endophytes of medicinal plants ...
  • Novel habitats, rare plants and root traits. 

    Greer, Paula (Lincoln University, 2018-06-12)
    The loss of native plant species through habitat loss has been happening in NZ since the arrival of humans. This is especially true in Canterbury where less than 1% of the lowland plains are believed to be covered in ...
  • Managing fire and biodiversity in the wildland-urban interface: A role for green firebreaks 

    Curran, Timothy J.; Perry, G. L. W.; Wyse, Sarah . V.; Alam, Md (MDPI, 2018-06)
    In the wildland-urban interface, the imperative is often to protect life and property from destructive fires, while also conserving biodiversity. One potential tool for achieving this goal is the use of green firebreaks: ...
  • Farmland, food, and bioenergy crops need not compete for land 

    Littlejohn, C. P.; Curran, Timothy J.; Hofmann, Rainer; Wratten, Stephen D. (Solutions Journal, 2015-05)
    The need to mitigate the effects of climate change has resulted in some governments setting mandates to attain targets for bioenergy production. Recently, there has been concern that the large-scale use of first-generation ...
  • Secondary poisoning risk for encapsulated sodium nitrite, a new tool for possum control 

    Shapiro, Lee; Blackie, Helen; Arthur, D.; Ross, James G.; Eason, Charles (New Zealand Ecological Society, 2018)
    Brushtail possums (Trichosurus vulpecula) present an ongoing threat to New Zealand’s environment and economy. Research into additional control techniques is vital to ensure that a variety of efficient tools are available ...

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