Environment and sustainability
Inspired to build a better future
4 June 2021
Hanna Davidson has always been fascinated with building things and enjoys working with people: One day she hopes to combine the two and manage a major building or transport construction project.
Kauri fightback: the scientists determined to control kauri dieback
23 May 2021
Feature: Progress is being made in the fight against kauri dieback. Anthony Doesburg meets researchers at the University determined to save the mighty native conifer.
Exploring why seabirds become bycatch
11 May 2021
Seabirds with a larger wingspan and bills or which have larger eyes and nostrils are more likely to end up as bycatch from the fishing industry, a new study has found.
Existing reserves too small to protect crayfish
4 May 2021
Even inside fully-protected marine reserves crayfish numbers have plummeted and numbers outside reserves are likely much lower than official estimates, a new University of Auckland study shows.
Why animal culture matters for conservation
21 April 2021
Researchers say conservation of some of the world’s most endangered species needs to take cultural knowledge of the animals into account when working out how best to protect them.
University partners with QS to support fair access to education internationally
13 April 2021
Educators and data scientists will discuss the best opportunities for building a more equitable education system to improve access for under represented groups at a summit hosted by the University of Auckland in partnership with QS (Quacquarelli Symonds).
Choose your kaimoana wisely
12 April 2021
Opinion: Veronica Rotman provides a guide on decisions we can make when choosing fish at the supermarket to help with sustainability and avoid harming the oceans.
Climate change driving global movement of marine species
7 April 2021
A new study shows for the first time at a global scale and across all kinds of species that marine life has been changing its distribution away from the equator in direct response to climate change.
Freewheeling our way to net zero carbon
25 March 2021
Opinion: We may have the tools and technologies to become low-carbon, but we'll need extra care and government intervention to make the transition equitable.
Connection of Atmospheric Rivers to water availability and extreme rainfall
23 March 2021
A study led by the University of Auckland has investigated how Atmospheric Rivers (ARs) drive surface water availability and extreme rainfall events.
Invasive wasps share resources on offshore island
18 March 2021
A study of invasive wasps on an island off the coast of Coromandel Peninsula shows they are able to share resources such as food and habitat instead of competing with each other, a worrying result for conservation.
Birds and the bees: A slow-moving tragedy
12 March 2021
Opinion: NZ’s native bees and almost all our sea birds could face extinction. Action and research are needed more than ever, write Maria Armoudian and Brendon Dunphy.