INFO SHEET - Honeydew ecosystem - The southern beech forests of New Zealand are home to a unique resource – honeydew – delicious to birds, fungi and insects. This sweet sticky substance forms the basis of an important ecosystem.
Where Land Meets Sea - NZ is surrounded by sea. Our coastlines and marine resources need care and protection. The Coastal Marine Group focuses on the Bay of Plenty – with a particular emphasis on the Rena shipwreck disaster.
NZ RESEARCH STORY - Understanding the impact of land use change. Dr Candida Savage from the University of Otago is interested in understanding more about how changes in land use affect estuaries and the organisms that live in them.
SCI INFO SHEET: Human impacts on marine environments. Throughout human existence we have relied on the oceans – for food, as a waste dump, for recreation, for economic opportunities and so on. However, it’s not only our activities in the marine environment that affect life in the sea – it’s also the things we do on land.