Essays on the ecology and natural history of Canterbury species
Welcome to the Lincoln Essays section of the CanterburyNature website. On these web pages you can find profiles of some of the many and diverse wild species found in Canterbury, New Zealand.
These essays are written by undergraduate students of the Lincoln University course, ECOL103: New Zealand Biogeography and Environment (soon to be renamed New Zealand Ecology and Conservation). One of the course assignments is to prepare a research essay on the ecology and natural history of a wild Canterbury species. The essays here represent the best assignments from each year's students, edited by Lincoln students and staff. More essays are being added each year to gradually build up an increasingly complete encyclopedia of information on Canterbury nature for everyone to explore.
Note that some essays refer to figures for which we do not have copyright permission to use. We will add images for these figures as we acquire suitable replacements.
Jon Sullivan, Ecology Lecturer, Lincoln University.
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