Faculty of Science
The connected cycles of water on earth and integrative climate science
4 August 2020
The natural sciences allowing us to understand the environment are at the heart of developing strategies to adapt to, survive, and thrive as the climate changes lecture.
Shaun Hendy and Covid-19: this year's model
3 August 2020
Professor Shaun Hendy’s data-modelling skills helped shape New Zealand's Covid-19 response.
Solving the great NZ whale mystery
28 July 2020
Opinion: Emma Carroll is on her way to the Auckland Islands to try to unfold the mysteries of where tohorā go when they leave sub-Antarctica, and their ocean routes.
The quiet Earth
24 July 2020
As many daily activities came to a halt during lockdown, the Earth itself became quiet, probably quieter than it has been since humans developed the technology to listen in.
It’s not just the size of the wave we need to worry about
22 July 2020
It’s widely thought that as sea levels rise due to climate change, coastal erosion will get worse but new research shows it’s not just wave height we need to be thinking about.
Eruption alert system would have given 16 hours’ warning at Whakaari
20 July 2020
An alert system that could have given 16 hours’ warning of last year’s eruption at Whakaari/White Island is ready for deployment, University of Auckland scientists say, with warning systems for Ruapehu and Tongariro the next priority.
Rock dust from earthworks potential health hazard, scientists say
17 July 2020
Tiny needle-like fibres that can become airborne if bedrock is disturbed during earthworks has the potential to cause cancer and lung diseases more commonly associated with exposure to asbestos and should be investigated, scientists say.
Scientists call on public to report tohorā sightings
15 July 2020
Conservation of tohorā, the southern right whales, has been remarkable. But scientists need to know more about these gentle giants and want the NZ public to help.
Fixing Auckland's water crisis
15 July 2020
Opinion: Can we avoid the angst and embarrassment of another water crisis in Auckland like the current one? Anthony Fowler takes a look.
Making up is hard to do, new study finds
14 July 2020
The fun of making up is the theme of countless songs, movies but a new study has found that ‘make-up sex’ is less common and a good deal less exciting than popular culture would have us believe.
Scientists argue for single list of the world’s species
8 July 2020
Scientists frustrated at the number of different scientific lists for the world’s organisms say it’s time to agree on a model that would see all the world’s species on a single list.
Taking stock 40 years after marine reserve created
6 July 2020
Total biomass within the Leigh Marine Reserve is five times higher than it was 40 years ago when the Reserve was first established, a new study shows.