Earth to reach temperature tipping point in 20-30 years, new study finds (14 January 2021)
Earth’s ability to absorb carbon emissions through plants could be halved within the next two decades at the current rate of warming, according to a new study from the University of Waikato and Northern Arizona University, USA.
University of Waikato researchers to uncover secrets of our planet (23 November 2020)
Three University of Waikato-led projects will unearth new knowledge of our natural environment after receiving a total of $1.9 million in Marsden funding.
University of Waikato joins international Climate Alliance (18 November 2020)
The University of Waikato has joined an international coalition of around 50 of the world’s top climate research universities with a shared vision to be a global source of trusted communication of climate research.
More plant diversity means less pesticide for agriculture (11 November 2020)
Increasing plant diversity naturally controls plant-eating insects in grasslands, according to a study led by University of Waikato Senior Lecturer Dr Andrew Barnes and the German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research.
New study uncovers more causes of coral bleaching (24 August 2020)
Increased nutrients in the ocean can accelerate coral bleaching caused by high sea temperatures, according to new research from University of Waikato Marine Scientist Joanne Ellis.
100% climate resilient? (2 March 2020)
New research asks how prepared is Aotearoa’s highly valuable tourism sector for the coming impacts of climate change?
A large research project that seeks to understand how biology responds to increasing temperature could give insight into what may really happen to life if our planet heats up.
Student focussed on sustainability with the aim of helping her iwi (31 October 2019)
A campaign to curb McDonald’s single use straws spurred Hamilton student Abbey Huriwai to study Environmental Science and Biodiversity at the University of Waikato.
Beware the zombie river (18 July 2019)
New Zealanders are in danger of creating “zombie” rivers, because we’re locking our waterways into position between stopbanks and impounding their headwaters.
Summer study in Hawke’s Bay has multiple benefits (15 March 2019)
Ecologically-significant sites along a Hawke's Bay river are the subject of ongoing research between the University of Waikato and Hawke's Bay Regional Council.