14 April 2020

Margaret wrote an OpEd on whether birds are flourishing under COVID-19 lockdown and was interviewed by RNZ’s Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan and RNZ’s Checkpoint

16 September 2019 

Margaret was featured in a local story about how to improve biodiversity in cities through backyard actions!

4 July 2019 

Margaret featured in an article in Atlas Obscura about how plants in cities might be affected by climate change

2 June 2019 

Margaret was interviewed by Stuff about tree loss in cities throughout New Zealand

12 April 2019

Margaret wrote an OpEd for Newsroom on place-based conservation

18 January 2019

Margaret featured in a Newsroom story on people planting introduced carnivorous plant species in National Parks

19 November 2018 

Ellery McNaughton was interviewed by Jesse Mulligan at Radio New Zealand about her research on light pollution

30 October 2018

Margaret was featured in a Newsroom story on the Council report on tree removal in Auckland

29 October 2018

Margaret gave an interview on Auckland tree loss on Radio NZ with Jesse Mulligan  

16 October 2018

Margaret was interviewed about ant by Jesse Mulligan at RadioNZ in the expert feature slot

15 August 2018

Ellery McNaughton wrote an extension of her recent Ecology Ngatahi blog for Newsroom:

19 April 2018

Margaret spoke to Kathryn Ryan on Nine-to-Noon about urban cat research and management

18 April 2018

Margaret spoke to Farmers Weekly about the lack of long-term ecological monitoring in NZ

12 April 2018

Margaret wrote an OpEd for Newsroom on pet cat management

10 April 2018

Margaret was featured in a Newsroom story on the lack of long-term ecological monitoring

23 March 2018

Margaret wrote an OpEd for NZHerald on Biodiversity in Auckland and featured on RNZ’s Jesse Mulligan show

26 October 2017

Margaret was interviewed by The Project (Three)  about the Global insect decline. The Project (Three) 26 Oct 1:20mins

22 September 2017

Margaret was interviewed by Stuff about inequity of Auckland’s tree cover  

5 September 2017

Margaret Stanley was interviewed by Newsroom on urban nature:  

28 August 2017

Jamie Morton interview’s the four speakers (including Margaret Stanley) of the Vice-Chancellor’s Lecture Series on 

18 August 2017

Read Margaret’s article in The Spinoff:

STANLEY, M. C. (2017). If an insect goes extinct in the forest, and nobody records it… The Spinoff

6 July 2017

Anna Probert was in the news as a result of her Ecology Ngatahi blog. She spoke to Jamie Morton of the NZ Herald about insects and winter:

13 July 2017

Margaret Stanley took part in NZ Herald’s Sustainable Cities Series:  and tried to make a case for integrating biota into cities.

University of Auckland ecologist Dr Margaret Stanley. Photo / Supplied



5th May 2017: Hear Margaret Stanley talking about myrtle rust in the context of the biosecurity system on TV3’s “The Project’. On Demand Episode 5/5/17 at 26:30mins.

30th June 2016: Listen to Margaret Stanley discussing pests & climate change on RadioNZ:

6 April 2016: Listen to Margaret Stanley being interviewed about threats to urban ecosystems by Kathryn Ryan on RNZ’s Nine to Noon programme:

The interview centres around this blog and paper:

STANLEY MC, BEGGS JR, BASSETT IE, BURNS BR, DIRKS KN, JONES DJ, LINKLATER WL, MACINNIS-NG C, SIMCOCK R, SOUTER-BROWN G, TROWSDALE SA, GASTON KJ. Emerging threats in urban ecosystems: a horizon scanning exercise. Frontiers in Ecology & Environment, 2015 13(10): 553–560, doi:10.1890/150229

1 April 2016: Robert Vennell and his MSc on quantifying feral pig damage functions is in the news!


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