Faculty of Science
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.
Covid-19: ‘I cried quietly to myself – we had beaten it’
17 March 2021
Opinion: A year ago Shaun Hendy and colleagues kicked off a plan to model the spread of Covid in order to beat it. He had no idea of the tough emotional challenge ahead.
Reducing organ failure in acute critical illness including Covid-19
16 March 2021
Acute critical illness can result from many different initiating causes such as severe infection, trauma or inflammation states like acute pancreatitis.
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.
Researchers and scholars at top of their fields elected as Fellows
11 March 2021
Six University of Auckland researchers are among the 27 new Ngā Ahurei a Te Apārangi Fellows and Ngā Ahurei Honore a Te Apārangi Honorary Fellows recently elected to the Academy of the Royal Society Te Apārangi.
Mathematician wins international prize
11 March 2021
Professor Marston Conder has been awarded the prestigious Euler Medal for a distinguished lifetime career in an area of mathematics known as combinatorics.
Harvard professor alien claims a disservice to science
5 March 2021
Opinion: A Harvard professor presenting his opinions on alien life as fact when the field at large doesn't agree is misrepresenting science, argues Heloise Stevance.
Ocean acidification causes hearing loss in fish - study
3 March 2021
Higher levels of CO2 affect the ability of young snapper to hear, according to a new study published by scientists from the University of Auckland, NIWA and James Cook University in Australia.
Scientists offer free soil tests for Kiwis
1 March 2021
A nationwide project to investigate the soil beneath our feet has been launched by scientists and New Zealanders are encouraged to send in samples of their own garden soil for analysis.
So hard to know when volcanoes will blow
1 March 2021
Opinion: Professor Jan Lindsay says the tragic Whakaari volcanic eruption highlights the issues around how scientists can best communicate risk and hazard.
New and ancient lens for healthy rivers
24 February 2021
Researchers have articulated a way to look at and look after our fresh waterways founded on Matauranga Māori.
Pest-free goal won’t be achieved without new and better tools
23 February 2021
New Zealand’s goal to become predator free by 2050 will remain an unrealised dream unless new technologies and advances in social engagement continue to be developed, researchers who first promoted it say.