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Working with water
6th December 2015

Hydrologists from all over New Zealand were in Hamilton last week to discuss aspects of climate change on water, water quality, water management and distribution, flood management, hazard protection, catchments and contaminants.

Tauranga marine scientist to study toheroa
4th December 2015

Dr Phil Ross, a Tauranga-based marine scientist at the University of Waikato’s Coastal Marine Field Station, has been awarded a Marsden research grant to study the large bivalve mollusc we know and love as toheroa.

Top marine ecologist named science communicator of the year
20th November 2015

Professor Chris Battershill, Chair of Coastal Science and Head of the Coastal Marine Group at the University of Waikato, has been awarded Science Communicator of the Year by the New Zealand Association of Scientists (NZAS).

Young researchers get Marsdens
5th November 2015

Sports in sites of war and disaster, time-of-flight photography, tree-based learning algorithms, and ancient aquaculture are University of Waikato projects that have received 2015 Marsden funding.

Kate on the rocks
29th October 2015

PhD student Kate Mauriohooho is heading to the mountains for her doctoral study, and will use drones as part of her study into slope failure on stratovolcanoes and mineral mapping over geothermal fields.

Old methods produce new data
21st September 2015

Old fishing methods are providing the raw data that modern techniques can’t match in the Rotorua Lakes.

Tricks of the light
14th September 2015

A Waikato PhD student is using light as a non-lethal form of pest control.

Professor makes Kudos finals
7th September 2015

With more than 20 years’ experience working in the Waikato environment, biological sciences Professor Brendan Hicks has covered a bit of ground.

University of Waikato receives nearly $10 million in MBIE Research Funding
4th September 2015

The University of Waikato has received nearly $10 million in new funding from the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment. The funding was announced by Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce.

New Suez Canal opens door for marine invaders
6th August 2015

When the new and enlarged Suez Canal opens on Saturday, two University of Waikato academics will not be cheering quite as loudly as the population of Egypt.

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