News and Events

New research project set to invest $13 million in the Bay of Plenty
23rd May 2018

A new University of Waikato research project will bring together a world-class team of researchers to look at ways to develop algae for environmentally progressive commercial use.

From palaeontology to spongiology: mastering the dinosaur of the ocean
19th April 2018

Fenna Beets always wanted to be a scientist. This Friday, she fulfils that long-held goal, graduating from the University of Waikato in Tauranga with a Master of Science in Research.

Six ways to improve water quality in New Zealand's lakes and rivers
18th April 2018

Professor Troy Baisden asks if the approach recommended by the Havelock North inquiry to prevent drinking water contamination can be extended to have a wider impact.

Freshwater management in NZ: Whose problem is it anyway?
5th April 2018

From acid rain in the US, to algae blooms in New Zealand lakes, freshwater scientist Professor Troy Baisden is using ‘big-picture’ thinking to help solve some of our biggest environmental problems. He'll discuss this at his Inaugural Professorial Lecture on Tuesday 17 April.

Restoring indigenous nature in urban centres
19th December 2017

A new and exciting programme, led by University of Waikato Professor Bruce Clarkson, aims to restore indigenous biodiversity in urban centres.

New Chair for Lakes and Freshwater Science
13th November 2017

The University of Waikato has appointed Dr Troy Baisden to the position of Bay of Plenty Regional Council Chair in Lakes and Freshwater Science.

Katikati couple support new doctoral scholarship
13th November 2017

There's a new scholarship available to PhD students who are studying environmental issues.

Four scientists, four winners
4th October 2017

University of Waikato scientists were well represented at this year's KuDos Awards for science excellence.

Scientists, sediment and mangroves in the Mekong Delta
13th September 2017

University of Waikato scientists are part of an international team monitoring changes in a delta vulnerable to climate change and rising sea levels.

From mountain to sea - studying Taranaki ecosystems
13th September 2017

The University of Waikato and George Mason Charitable Trust have teamed up for a new and integrated study of Taranaki's land, freshwater and coast.

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