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Shedding Light on the Night Nocturnal Biodiversity in the Otago Region (MothNet)

How many moths are there? Where are they found? Are they affected by artificial light and, if so, how?

Project details

Project duration

November 2015 - July 2016

Organised by

Landcare Research

Funding awarded

$20,000.00 excl. GST (2015)
Participatory Science Platform

Schools and communities across the Otago region have joined forces with scientists to find the answers and appreciate the value and variety of the nocturnal biodiversity within Otago. One of the outcomes of the project is the production of a user friendly laminated foldout “Beginners guide to the Common Moths of Otago”.

Partners

Clutha Valley Primary, Clydevale, Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Ōtepoti, Shotover Primary, Mt Aspiring College, Orokonui Ecosanctuary Ltd, University of Otago: Departments of Botany and Geography.

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Project details

Project duration

November 2015 - July 2016

Organised by

Landcare Research

Funding awarded

$20,000.00 excl. GST (2015)
Participatory Science Platform