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.
Scholarships for a better environment (5 September 2018)
Seven students have been awarded WRC, Waikato Tainui - Te Arikinui Dame Te Atairangikaahu scholarships.
Sifting through other people’s rubbish might sound like a disgusting job, but for a group of University of Waikato students conducting the annual waste audit, what disgusted them was the amount that could have been recycled.
Internationally renowned engineer calls for end to plastics pollution on World Earth Day (20 April 2018)
Professor Kim Pickering is backing her work making materials which can reduce waste plastics, with a personal commitment to the environment and a more sustainable future.