Rapid response to protect penguins from bird flu
Professor Craig Cary wasn’t planning to spend part of his 2022/23 Antarctic deployment trekking around a penguin colony, collecting poo samples. Fortunately for the penguins, a rapid response to the threat of bird flu resulted in exactly that.
Bouncing unborn baby research between time zones secret to success
Bouncing work back and forth between time zones has allowed research into fetal development to move at a 24hour cycle, thanks to a Marsden grant and dedicated researchers from Aotearoa and England.
Oceanography researcher recognised for making waves around the world
With a sea captain for a grandfather and childhood summers spent around the sea, it’s no surprise that Karin Bryan was drawn to studying the deep blue.
An ocean of possibilities in marine research at University of Waikato
Researchers at the University of Waikato are turning to the ocean to clean up our freshwater environment, create sustainable business opportunities and develop new life saving medicines while restoring our marine ecosystems in the process.
Waikato researchers at the frontier of New Zealand’s high-tech robotics industry
Developing a high-tech robotics industry in New Zealand to grow and support a horticulture sector facing dire labour shortages is the focus for researchers at the University of Waikato.
University of Waikato researchers shape the future of Artificial Intelligence in New Zealand
University of Waikato researchers are using artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning to tackle problems from understanding climate change to improving water quality and managing invasive pests.
Making fruit picking easy with the e-Bin
The University of Waikato has developed an electronic fruit bin that assists in the harvesting of kiwifruit to help make picking lighter work.
Studying the sex lives of spiders
A Marsden Fast Start grant will allow University of Waikato behavioural ecologist and senior lecturer Dr Chrissie Painting the time and opportunity to learn more about something that would keep most normal people awake at night - the sex lives of spiders.
New research aims to discover when and to what extent children acquire social meaning of words
The desire to understand children’s associations of certain words, their meanings and associations of speakers who use such words has led to a Marsden grant for University of Waikato data linguist, Dr Andreea Calude.
NFT - Not a Fair Trade?
Non-fungible tokens, or NFTs, have become part of the common lexicon. Twitter, Instagram, and even the MTV VMAs have become home to influencers extolling the virtues of the digital assets.
Tauranga research has potential to reduce carbon emissions on ‘million-tonne scale’
Grinding rock and spreading it onto farmland doesn’t seem like a way to fight carbon emissions, but a new research trial by the Earth-Life Interactions (ELI) research group based at the University of Waikato (Tauranga campus) and Ngāti Pūkenga are exploring a novel approach for New Zealand to capture carbon dioxide.
Massive funding boost for Waikato research
From incorporating mātauranga Māori into marine restoration to Xeno Nucleic Acids that could have impacts on cancer research and rock weathering for carbon capture, University of Waikato projects funded in the latest round of MBIE research grants have the potential to change the world.