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NZ Research

This collection provides information about the work of New Zealand’s world-class science and technology sectors in relation to Ferns. Included are profiles of organisations carrying out work in this area.

  • Documenting New Zealand’s Ferns – Article

    Dr Patrick Brownsey and Dr Leon Perrie, Botany Curators at Te Papa, are involved in the ongoing task of documenting New Zealand’s fern flora.

  • A tale of two ferns – Article

    The cultivated hen and chickens fern looks different to the hen and chickens fern that grows in the wild. Dr Leon Perrie, Botany Curator at Te Papa, was intrigued to find out why.

  • Investigating our fern flora origins – Article

    Research by Te Papa’s Dr Patrick Brownsey and Dr Leon Perrie is helping answer how and when ferns arrived in New Zealand.

  • Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa – Organisation

    Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa is New Zealand’s national museum. The museum has 5 principal collection areas – art, history, Pacific, Māori and natural environment. Active research programmes support each area.