More New Zealand ecology on the web

University departments
Research institutions
Local, regional, national government
Museums, zoos, botanical gardens
Biological science societies
Conservation organisations
Community driven conservation
Journals, magazines, books
What's going on?
Discover New Zealand biodiversity
Te Reo and Mātauranga Māori
Monitoring nature
NZ biosecurity
NZ ecology for children
Science tools
Research funding
Jobs & volunteer programmes
Gateways to international ecology

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top  University departments

University of Otago, Botany Department

University of Otago, Zoology Department

Lincoln University, Bio-Protection Research Centre

Lincoln University, Faculty of Agriculture and Life Sciences

University of Canterbury, Biological Sciences

University of Canterbury, New Zealand School of Forestry

Victoria University, School of Biological Sciences

Massey University, Ecology Group

Massey University, Institute of Natural Resources

Massey University, Institute of Molecular Biosciences

University of Waikato, Biological Sciences Department

University of Auckland, Centre for Biodiversity and Biosecurity

University of Auckland, School of Biological Sciences


top Research institutions

Environmental Institute of Australia and New Zealand

Manaaki Whenua Landcare Research

National Centre for Advanced Bio-Protection Technologies

National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA)

Cawthron Institute

Scion (was Forest Research Institute)


Plant and Food Research


B3 – Better Border Bisecurity


top Local, regional, national government

top   National:

Biosecurity New Zealand

Deparment of Conservation

Ministry for the Environment

Ministry for Primary Industries

Ministry of Fisheries

New Zealand National Biodiversity Strategy


top   Regional:

Oultwood's Directory of all New Zealand Regional, District, and City Councils

Northland Regional Council

Auckland Council

Environment Waikato

Environment Bay of Plenty

Hawke's Bay Regional Council

Taranaki Regional Council

Horizons (Manawatu-Wanganui Regional Council)

Greater Wellington Regional Council

Tasman District Council

Environment Canterbury

Otago Regional Council

Environment Southland


top   Selected local councils:

Local Government online

Oultwood's Directory of all New Zealand Regional, District, and City Councils

Invercargill City Council

Dunedin City Council

Christchurch City Council

Kaikoura District Council

Nelson District Council

Wellington City Council

Napier City Council

Gisborne District Council

Palmerston North City Council

New Plymouth District Council

Rotorua District Council

Tauranga City Council

Hamilton City Council

Whangarei District Council


top Museums, zoos, botanical gardens

Gateway to New Zealand Museums

Te Papa (National Museum)

Hamilton Zoo

Wellington Zoo

Orana Wildlife Park, Christchurch

Willowbank Wildlife Reserve, Christchurch

Karori Wildlife Sanctuary (Zealandia), Wellington

Kiwi House and Native Bird Park, Otorohanga

Auckland Zoo

Wellington Botanical Society


top Biological science societies

Royal Society of New Zealand

New Zealand Entomological Society

Ornithological Society of NZ

Society for Research on Amphibians and Reptiles in New Zealand (Inc.)

New Zealand Freshwater Sciences Society

New Zealand Marine Sciences Society

New Zealand Biosecurity Institute

New Zealand Plant Protection Society

Australasian Wildlife Management Society

Southern Connection


top Conservation organisations

Forest and Bird Protection Society

New Zealand Landcare Trust

New Zealand Plant Conservation Network

Ecologic Foundation

Nature Space

New Zealand Trust for Conservation Volunteers Inc.

New Zealand Native Forests Restoration Trust

QEII National Trust

National Wetland Trust of New Zealand

TerraNature Trust, NZ

Connovation New Zealand - for ecological equipment

Kiwi Recovery Programme (DOC)

Kakapo Recovery Programme (DOC)

NZ Kea Conservation Trust

Kokako Recovery Programme (DOC)

Brown Teal Recovery Programme (DOC)

top Community driven conservation

The New Zealand Ecological Restoration Network

Manawa (coordinating Auckland's environmental care groups)

Kaipatiki Environmental Restoration Project

Kaori Sanctuary (mainland island)

Supporters of Tiritiri Matangi (island restoration)

New Zealand Trust for Conservation Volunteers Inc.

Three Streams Conservation (North Shore)

Pukaha Mount Bruce, NZ's National Wildlife Centre

Weedbusters Activities near you

Taieri Trust for improving Otago's Taieri River Zealand (part of the Global Volunteer Network) (international - view advertising, save wildlands)


top Journals, magazines, books

top   Journals:

New Zealand Journal of Ecology

New Zealand Journal of Botany

New Zealand Journal of Zoology


The New Zealand Entomologist

Transactions and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New Zealand 1868-1961

Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand

New Zealand Journal for Marine and Freshwater Research

New Zealand Journal of Forestry

New Zealand Journal of Natural Sciences
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Austral Ecology

Ecological Management and Restoration


top   Magazines and books:

Forest&Bird magazine

Manaaki Whenua Press bookstore

New Zealand Geographic

New Zealand Science Monthly


top What's going on?

top   Auckland:

Auckland Uni. School of Biological Sciences Events

Science and Technology Events in the Auckland Region (RSNZ)


top   Canterbury:

Royal Society of NZ, Canterbury Branch

University of Canterbury events

Canterbury Museum events

Christchurch City events


top Te Reo and Mātauranga Māori

Māori pronunciation guide

Māori language commission

Māori dictionary

100 words in te reo Māori

Understanding kaitiakitanga

Māori and environmental law (Environment Foundation)

Department of Conservation Kia Kaha te Reo Taiao

Te reo and Mātauranga Māori links suggested by DOC

Te reo at Victoria University Wellington

Te reo Māori in English-medium schools

Bilingual education portal


top Discover New Zealand biodiversity

Overview of New Zealand ecology
Plants and Fungi
Amphibians and Reptiles
Everything everywhere

top   Overview of New Zealand ecology:

The Encyclopedia of New Zealand

A brief overview of New Zealand's unique ecology
via NZ Ecological Website

New Zealand Biodiversity Resources

Wildlife New Zealand

Subantarctic Islands

Biodiversity in the New Zealand Marine Ecoregion

HotSpot New Zealand (National Geographic)

New Zealand Ecology (TerraNature)

 Our Estuaries Hub (Department of Conservation)


top   Invertebrates:


New Zealand National Arthropod Collection (Landcare Research)

What is this bug? (Landcare Research)

Forgotten Fauna (Mike Meads' 1990 homage to NZ's unique invertebrates, now online)

New Zealand Lepidoptera Type Specimen database (Landcare Research)

New Zealand Grasshoppers, distribution and natural history

Key to New Zealand Ants (Landcare Research)

New Zealand Soft Scale Insects (Landcare Research)

New Zealand Butterflies

Insects, Spiders and Similar (Te Papa)

Spiders of New Zealand (Te Papa)

A few New Zealand insects and their stories


top   Plants and Fungi:

New Zealand Flora series

New Zealand Plant names database

Landcare Research Plants Portal

New Zealand Plant Conservation Network

New Zealand National Herbarium Network

New Zealand Plants (from University of Auckland)

New Zealand Native Plants (from New Zealand Gardens Online)

Bushman's Friend ("the ultimate New Zealand plant website")

Royal New Zealand Institute of Horticulture Images of New Zealand plants

New Zealand Native Plants for Use in Aquariums and Ponds

Canterbury Native Plants by Area

New Zealand Plant Finder (cultivated plants in NZ)

New Zealand Carnivorous Plants

New Zealand Fungi (includes host plant asociations for pathogens)

Gateway to New Zealand Fungi

The Hidden Forest (lower plants and fungi)

Exploring Kaimai Bush (plants and fungi)



top   Amphibians and Reptiles:

New Zealand frogs


top   Birds:

Wildlife New Zealand

New Zealand Birds and Birdsong

Kiwi Recovery Programme (DOC)

Kakapo Recovery Programme (DOC)

Kokako Recovery Programme (DOC)

The Moa Pages


top   Fish:

Native freshwater fish (Waitakere City Council)


top   Mammals:

Invasive mammals in New Zealand bibliography


top   Everything everywhere:

The Tree of Life (international)

Global Biodiversity Information Facility (NZ node)


top Monitoring nature

iNaturalist NZ

New Zealand Biodiversity Recording Network

National Vegetation Survey Databank

New Zealand BioBlitz events

Waicare (stream water quality)

Waikato Tui in my backyard


top NZ biosecurity

Biosecurity New Zealand

New Zealand Biosecurity Institute

New Zealand Plant Protection Society

Weedbusters New Zealand

New Zealand Weeds (Massey University)

Auckland plant and animal pests (Auckland Regional Council)

Bay of Plenty Weeds (Environment bay of Plenty)

Canterbury weed guide (Christchurch City Council)

Canterbury pest and weeds (Environment Canterbury)

Royal New Zealand Institute of Horticulture Images of New Zealand naturalised plants

Biosecurity research at Landcare Research


top NZ Ecology for children


Kiwi Conservation Club (Forest&Bird's website for children) in New Zealand (a large site from Landcare Research)

Insects and Spiders of NZ

What is this bug?

Environmental Education Directory of NZ

wickED, a project of the Ministry of Education

Education resources from Landcare Research

The largest contemporary collection of NZ online education material  

A Kid's Guide to Recycling Glass and Plastic

A Kid's Guide to Reducing, Reusing & Recycling Waste

20 Recycled Crafts, Activities & Home Decor That Teach Our Kids About Recycling

Kids’ Gardening: Cultivating Food and Life Lessons


top Science tools

Calculate the sun angle anywhere in the world at any time

Carnivores, Omnivores and Herbivores: Differences and Roles in the Food Chain 

Centre for Multilevel Modelling - modern analysis of hierarchical or clustered data

Dictionary of Botanical Epithets - Mathematics and Statistics Tables, Useful Equations

Ordination Methods for Ecologists

R Project for Statistical Computing


top Research funding

Environfunz (details New Zealand environmental funding sources)

Foundation for Research and Technology

Marsden Fund


top Jobs & volunteer programmes
top   National Jobs:

New Zealand Conservation Jobs

Science jobs at

Government science jobs (including DOC)

Student Fellowships from the Foundation for Research and Technology

Jobs at Landcare Research

top   New Zealand volunteer programmes:

New Zealand Trust for Conservation Volunteers Inc. Zealand (part of the Global Volunteer Network)


top   International Jobs:

Earthworks jobs

Environmental Science: careers, degrees, scholarships

top Gateways to international ecology

Ecological Society of Australia

Southern Connection

Ecological Society of America

British Ecological Society

The Nature Conservancy (US)

The Tree of Life (international)

The Forest Conservation Portal

International Center for Scientific Research

Ecological Internet - a one-of-a-kind environmental portal



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