Plant-insect relationship

In an exciting new collaboration with illustrator Giselle Clarkson we created a series of comics, based on the Indigenous knowledge of ecology embedded in the names of one of New Zealand’s common trees – Carpodetus serratus. The comics are written in both English and te reo Māori. You can preview them below. They are also available for download.

You can read the open access scientific paper on which this work is based: Wehi PM, Brownstein GB, Morgan-Richards M 2020. Indigenous plant naming and experimentation reveal a plant-insect relationship in New Zealand forests. Conservation Science and Practice 2(10) e282.

This comic is free to download and use. Please attribute us if you do:

We would also love to hear from you how you are using it – please email us! This helps us understand the impacts of this kind of work, and it is useful for funders to hear.