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Weeds head for the hills as climate warms – In the News

Sarah-Jane O'Connor posted in on July 11th, 2017.

As temperatures rise, plants head up mountainsides, with weeds spreading to higher altitudes twice as fast as their native counterparts, a new study has found. Published today in Nature Climate Change, the study examined more than 130,000 records of 1334 plant species collected over 20 years in a single range of the European Alps.  The […]

Predator-free continues to nab headlines – In the News

Sarah-Jane O'Connor posted in on August 8th, 2016.

Two weeks after an announcement that the Government would aim to make New Zealand “predator free” by 2050, conservation news continues to grab headlines in NZ media. Today’s Catalyst – Fairfax Media’s science page – hosted two predator-free stories. Environmental scientist Dr Jamie Steer wrote in an opinion piece that the “militant” stance implicit in […]

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