Hazards and Extreme Environments

The Earth’s most extreme environments have a lot to teach us about biophysical processes.

Te Aka Mātuatua School of Science

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.

Discovering how bacteria replicate, repair and diversify their genomes in challenging environments.

A new geological map has been produced of Mt Pirongia.

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

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Staff contributing to this research theme

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Associate Professor Adam Hartland

Associate Professor

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Dr Adrian Pittari

Academic Team Co-Leader of Earth and Environmental Sciences

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Dr Andrew La Croix

Senior Lecturer

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Associate Professor Charles Lee

Co-Director of Environmental Research Institute

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Professor Ian Hawes

Honorary Professor

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Associate Professor Julia Mullarney

Academic Team Co-Leader of Earth and Environmental Sciences

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Dr Kiri Wallace

Research Fellow

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Dr Shari Gallop

Honorary Lecturer

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Dr Tanya O'Neill

Senior Research Fellow

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Dr Terry Isson

Senior Lecturer

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Dr Willem De Lange

Senior Lecturer