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Department of Pest-management and Conservation

The Department of Pest-management and Conservation focuses on modern approaches and tools in molecular, behavioural, community and ecosystem ecology and plant pathology. Research and teaching is supported by laboratory and field facilities.

Lincoln University introduced the first ecology course in New Zealand and continues to pioneer advances in land-based applied ecology.
The Department of Pest-management and Conservation carries out research and teaching in the following specialist areas:
* Animal behavior
* Conservation and biodiversity
* Ecological restoration
* Evolutionary biology 
* Fire ecology
* Molecular ecology
* Plant microbiology
* Plant pathology 
* Remediation of degraded and contaminated land
* Soil ecology
* Sustainable agriculture and ecosystem services
* Wildlife and pest management.
Staff are involved in a wide range of courses at diploma, undergraduate and postgraduate level into the academic programmes of the University.
The Department works closely with the Bio-Protection Research Centre, a campus-based Centre of Research Excellence, as well as Zero Invasive Predators, who have their research pens on campus. The Department also hosts the Centre for Wildlife Management and Conservation.
As well as teaching and research, staff in this department are also involved in extension, consultancy and commercial activities.
Want more information?
Adrian Paterson
Head of Department
+64 3 423 0750

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