Monthly Archives: August 2014

Marsden flag meets kauri

In June we had fun posing with the Marsden flag at our research site.

Marsden flag at Huapai with Julia and Cate.

Marsden flag at Huapai with Julia and Cate.

The flag is visiting research sites and labs across the country in celebration of 20 years of the Marsden Fund. You can see the adventures of the Marsden flag here.



This is the website of Cate Macinnis-Ng’s lab in the School of Environment at the University of Auckland.

New Zealand’s vegetation is unique with 80% of plant species occuring nowhere else in the world. We are looking at the impacts of climatic conditions on plant functional processes like water use and carbon cycling. We use field, experimental and modelling approaches to explore how plants respond to environmental conditions like soil moisture, rainfall, light availablilty and atmospheric evaporative demand.

You can find Cate’s university website here.