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Lincoln University exists to conduct world-class research and education to grow the knowledge of its students and help shape a world that benefits from a greater understanding of the relationships between land, food and ecosystems.

Lincoln University is New Zealand’s only land-based university, and for 142 years has been equipping our students, researchers and thought leaders with the knowledge and skills to grow a future where people can live well for generations to come. We are dedicated to advancing educations, research and technologies that will help solve grand challenges for the land-based sector in Aotearoa New Zealand and beyond.

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Bringing the tūī back to town – how native birds are returning to NZ’s restored urban forests

Invasive mammals have already removed some native bird species from our cities. It’s why urban forest restoration and predator control are crucial to support the ‘ghosts of predation past’.
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IPCC report: this decade is critical for adapting to inevitable climate change impacts and rising costs

As the impacts and costs of climate change increase over time, New Zealand’s financial systems could become less stable and the government less able to support those affected.
Smoke and dust as food is prepared for a traditional Māori feast or Hangi, Rotorua New Zealand. Shutterstock

Restrictions on cultural hunting practices are limiting Indigenous people’s access to food during the pandemic

Many Indigenous people in Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand are lacking food security due to public health orders preventing them from traditional food sourcing.
Un año después de los incendios de 2019/20; este bosque se ha recuperado lentamente. Rachael Nolan,

El cambio climático está poniendo a prueba la resistencia al fuego de los bosques autóctonos

Muchas plantas son realmente buenas resistiendo los incendios forestales, pero la combinación de sequías, olas de calor y plagas de insectos acrecentadas por el cambio climático puede llevarlas al límite.
One year following the 2019/20 fires, this forest has been slow to recover. Rachael Nolan

Climate change is testing the resilience of native plants to fire, from ash forests to gymea lilies

Many plants are really good at withstanding bushfires, but the combination of drought, heatwaves and pest insects under climate change may push them to the brink.
In sport, movement is based on physical ability, which is not necessarily linked to sex. EPA

Why it might be time to eradicate sex segregation in sports

One way to get beyond gender barriers in sport would be to scrap sex segregation and replace it with a system similar to that of Paralympic disciplines.
Mixed grill: burning combinations of invasive and native plants helps us understand how invasive plants make fires hotter and more likely. Sarah Wyse

How invasive weeds can make wildfires hotter and more frequent

Wildfires are expected to increase in a warming world, but there is another way humans are changing the patterns and intensity of fires: by introducing flammable plants to new environments.
China’s market for milk is huge, but not without its challenges. Mark & Andrea Busse/Flickr

With a free trade deal Australia can win China’s dairy market

The clock is ticking down to the end of year deadline Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has given for sign off on a free trade agreement with China. In this China-Australia FTA series we explore what…
Women ask why there aren’t more women in lists of top scientists. Katrina Cole

Women scientists get vocal about top billing on Twitter

A steady infiltration of scientists onto Twitter has accompanied the growing recognition that a social media presence is just as important as taking the podium at a conference. Social media is leading…
Spoiler alert: the Easter Bunny isn’t real. So how does it affect children when they find out their parents have been lying to them for years? Cordey/Flickr

The Easter Bunny tale: fun fiction or harmful myth?

All around the world many parents are preparing for Easter – possibly thinking of how Easter eggs will be hidden, how they will explain their delivery and perhaps bracing themselves for some challenging…

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