Dip in biodiversity at equator may pre-date fossil fuel industrial age
26 May 2020
New research shows that instead of marine biodiversity being highest at the equator as widely expected, it actually dips there.
Are you sure that’s the right way? – whales surprise researchers
25 May 2020
Satellite tracking of whales migrating from Australia and New Zealand to summer feeding grounds shows some southern right whales or tohorā are travelling in the opposite direction to what scientists expected.
Uncovering the migration secrets of whales
20 May 2020
Genetic analysis of skin samples from southern right whales at feeding grounds in the southwest Atlantic Ocean shows the whales that gather there are more closely related to those in South America than to those in South Africa, scientists say.
Settling of East Polynesia earlier and likely connected to prolonged drought
16 April 2020
Human forays into the eastern Pacific happened earlier than previously thought, and climate change may have been a factor, according to a recent study.
Adapting to a fiery world
24 January 2020
Opinion: The world cannot eliminate major fire events but needs to broaden the way it prepares for them, writes fire ecology expert Professor George Perry.
I’m taking action, here’s how you can too
9 January 2020
Opinion: Scientists can’t just warn of the catastrophic effect humans have on the planet, they must take personal steps to a better future, writes Jacqueline Beggs.
Can kaitiakitanga save the planet?
20 December 2019
Opinion: There's no legal requirement for states to care for the Earth. But we must take responsibility and kaitiakitanga is the key, writes Klaus Bosselmann.
Scientists complete largest global assessment of ocean warming impacts
28 November 2019
Scientists have compiled the most comprehensive assessment of how ocean warming has been affecting the mix of marine species in our oceans – and explain how some species manage to keep their cool.
A voyage of discovery as BLAKE NIWA ambassador
13 November 2019
Marine science student Melanie Hayden will spend 28 days in the Southern Ocean aboard a science research vessel after being awarded a BLAKE NIWA Ambassadorship.
Understanding waves, sand dunes and robots
11 November 2019
How will the sand dunes on our coastlines be affected by climate change? Can we make robotic devices that have the human-like dexterity of our little finger?
Faculty of Science projects awarded $9.3m from Marsden Fund
5 November 2019
The ‘memory effect’ of cloud formations and investigating better ways to predict extreme weather are just two of 16 projects to attract funding from Te Pūtea Rangahau a Marsden.
Renowned environmentalist brings a challenging and inspiring message to the Business School
4 November 2019
A visit to the Business School from a famed British environmentalist calls for a note of optimism in the face of climate concerns.