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Searching for ecology’s Holy Grail
31st October 2012
A University of Waikato researcher is working on a model to predict where plant species grow and how they will react to climate change.
Getting on top of toxin production
31st October 2012
University of Waikato ecologist Professor David Hamilton has been awarded a $920,000 Marsden Grant to study toxin production found in blue-green algae in lakes.
Waikato researchers win six Marsden Fund grants
25th October 2012
An examination of what triggers toxin production in blue-green algae, the role of the hormone oxytocin in sharing food with others, and an analysis of whakatauki (proverbs) and conservation of biodiversity in Aotearoa are among six research projects led by University of Waikato researchers to receive support from the Marsden Fund, New Zealand's funding for ideas-driven research.
Waikato researchers turn up the heat at NZ IceFest
17th October 2012
A team of University of Waikato Antarctic researchers joined nearly 100 exhibitors and around 100,000 visitors at the NZ IceFest held in Christchurch in October.
More than 30,000 samples used to assess the effect of Rena
12th October 2012
Data collected from more than 30,000 samples has so far shown that levels of PAHs (Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons) from Rena oil appear to have dissipated in most areas in the Bay of Plenty.
Environmental Research Institute signs Biodiversity Accord
1st August 2012
The University of Waikato’s Environmental Research Institute (ERI) joined 19 of New Zealand’s environmental leaders in New Plymouth last week to sign an historic accord.
Rena environmental monitoring continues
1st August 2012
Members of the ERI are involved in a group set up to assess the long-term impacts of the Rena disaster on the Bay of Plenty’s coastal environment.
Professor David Hamilton on Close Up: tackling algae in the Rotorua Lakes
27th July 2012
Professor David Hamilton is featured on Close Up as they investigate tackling algae in the Rotorua Lakes. Appears 3.5 minutes in to feature.
Café Scientifique to discuss environmental impacts of petroleum exploration
23rd July 2012
Next month’s Café Scientifique in Tauranga will look at the concerns raised about potential environmental impacts of oil and gas exploration in New Zealand waters.
Waikato University seeking students to help with native bird conservation
17th July 2012
If you like the idea of spending the summer near Lake Taupo, trekking through the bush, helping with the conservation of native bird species - in the name of research, then a University of Waikato Summer Research Scholarship may be for you.
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