After a decade-long effort, NIWA’s latest Biodiversity Memoir has just rolled off the presses. Written by marine biologist Kareen Schnabel, the 350-page treatise presents everything we currently know about the different kinds of squat lobster living in New Zealand’s waters.
New Zealand scientists have contributed to a major milestone in the quest to catalogue all of Earth’s species. The Catalogue of Life, a comprehensive online directory of all known living organisms, has now topped the one million species mark.
Historical landscape influences on the genetic structure of fish and invertebrate populations in some New Zealand streams
Presented at Biodiversity Conservation in Freshwaters,
Fenner Conference on the Environment,
Canberra, July 2001.
K.J. Collier & R.M. Allibone
Understanding factors influencing the genetic structure of populations is important for successful biodiversity conservation.
Population structure of Galaxias divergens, a widespread non-migratory galaxias in New Zealand
Presented at Fresh Perspectives, joint conference of NZ Limnological Society,
NZ Hydrological Society and Meteorological Society of NZ,
Christchurch, November 2000.
Galaxias divergens is a small non-migratory galaxiid found in the northern South Island and the southern and central North Island, New Zealand. Genetic and morphological investigations were carried out on 28 populations collected from throughout the species' geographic range.
Native freshwater plants in New Zealand include species and assemblages found nowhere else, but these are under threat from invasive introduced weeds and fish, from decreasing water quality, and destruction of habitat.
An international team led by scientists from the United States and New Zealand have observed, for the first time, the bizarre deep-sea communities living around methane seeps off New Zealand’s east coast.
New Zealand’s marine and freshwater environments are extremely important for our economic and social welfare, but they are under constant pressure from human uses and introductions of new invasive species.