Applied Climate Change

Climate change is the most pressing environmental issue facing humanity.

Te Aka Mātuatua School of Science

We are studying the impacts of climate change on our natural and managed ecosystems, and connecting scientific knowledge with that from other disciplines to ensure we adapt to environmental change.

Below you will find some of our recent research to better understand the impacts and adaptations to climate change, along with the staff who contribute to the Applied Climate Change research theme. Please don't hesitate to get in contact with any of our research staff if you'd like more information or if you think that there might be an opportunity for a new research partnership.

Recent research highlights

Manaaki Whenua-Landcare Research, the University of Waikato, and the United States Department of Agriculture maintain a network of soil-climate stations in Antarctica.

Exploring the role of penguins as vectors for contaminant transfer from the marine to terrestrial environment.

pacific dating

Why are we still unable to refine the chronology of NZ colonisation beyond a three tiered model of time?

Is OSSO responsible for an unknown spectral absorbance in the atmosphere of Venus?

Radiocarbon dating will become more accurate with this new calibration curve.

Explore more of our research

Staff contributing to this research theme

Dr Aaron Wall

Senior Research Officer

Associate Professor Adam Hartland

Associate Professor

Dr Andrew Barnes

Senior Lecturer

Associate Professor Charles Lee

Co-Director of Environmental Research Institute

Professor Conrad Pilditch

Adjunct Professor Marine Science CP

Associate Professor Fiona Petchey

Associate Professor

Dr Hazel Needham

Deputy Academic Team Leader- Marine Science and Aquaculture

Professor Ian Hawes

Honorary Professor

Professor Joseph Lane

Dean of Te Huataki Waiora School of Health

Associate Professor Joanne Ellis

Academic Team Leader of Marine Science and Aquaculture

Associate Professor Julia Mullarney

Academic Team Co-Leader of Earth and Environmental Sciences

Professor Karin Bryan

Adjunct Professor Marine Science KB

Dr Kiri Wallace

Research Fellow

Dr Marcus Wilson

Deputy Team Leader of Chemistry and Applied Physics

Professor Margaret Barbour

Dean of Te Aka Mātuatua - School of Science

Associate Professor Michele Prinsep

Academic Team Leader of Chemistry and Applied Physics

Dr Shari Gallop

Honorary Lecturer

Dr Tanya O'Neill

Senior Research Fellow

Dr Terry Isson

Senior Lecturer