Wednesday, 3 November 2010

Zoology Publications of VUW

We are very happy to announce the launch of the Zoology Publications from Victoria University of Wellington 1949-1985. The Zoology Publications contain works of national and to an extent international relevance and will benefit marine and terrestrial biologists working in New Zealand through extensive keys and species descriptions. Articles in the publication often describe the discovery of new genera and species. Interestingly many of the articles in the publication’s history research species local to the Cook Strait and Wellington region as well as the rest of New Zealand. The Zoology Publications represent an important part of the university’s scientific research outputs.

Zoology is a broad discipline, at present many courses in the Ecology & Biodiversity and Marine Biology programmes contain significant zoological content. We anticipate that having the Zoology Publications readily available will be very valuable for students studying in these disciplines and will promote past and future research within the University.

This digitisation project has enabled fully searchable copies of the entire collection of 80 works that were previously difficult to access. Each article is also available to be downloaded in PDF and ePub formats.