Conserving New Zealand’s unique ecosystems
Scientists at Landcare Research use their collections as a reference book while they explore New Zealand’s hidden ecosystems to answer questions in classification, conservation and biosecurity.
Finding your way around
There are several different ways to discover the site's resources and their related content, along with ideas for grouping them for teaching opportunities:
- The collections contain groups of related resources about Hidden Taonga.
- The Connections tool is a visual interactive pathway to discovering the resources and related content for Hidden Taonga.
- The printable context overview will assist teachers to find pathways through this context and to plan lessons and units of work.
The insect that produces honeydew in the southern beech forests is a type of scale insect. These insects support a whole ecosystem by producing droplets of sweet honeydew.
The facilities at Landcare Research, Auckland, include three National Biological Collections that provide a foundation for our knowledge of New Zealand’s biodiversity and this country’s...
How do you classify a fungus? With characteristics similar to both plants and animals, should fungi have their own kingdom?
The ecology of New Zealand is unique and has evolved in isolation. Since separating from Gondwana 80 million years ago, New Zealand has evolved a collection of bird-based ecosystems unlike anywhere...