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Food security now: Using upstream science to help smallholder farmers in East Africa

Thursday, 15 March 2018 - Castle Street Lecture Theatre One
Join us to hear Senior TED Fellow Dr. Laura Boykin discuss how DNA sequencing, super-computing and teamwork are improving the lives of millions.

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Otago researchers reveal sexual prowess of older males not to be underestimated

Thursday, 25 January 2018 11:03am

Quality sperm, good genes, and courtship knowledge are just a few reasons why females might benefit from mating with older males.

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Marsden Medal recipient reflects on her career

Thursday, 7 December 2017 11:40am

The Otago recipient of the 2017 Marsden Medal Emeritus Professor Carolyn Burns says passion is required to sustain a career in science. She spoke to the Otago Bulletin Board about freshwater ecology, the medal, and what it takes to forge a successful scientific career.

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Global study reveals major set net risk to rare, treasured NZ penguin

Friday, 1 December 2017 10:11am

A new review whose authors include University of Otago scientists highlights the serious risk fishing nets pose to the survival of New Zealand’s iconic hoiho/yellow-eyed penguin, and calls for urgent Government action to improve the species’ chances of survival.

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Why Fish?

Wednesday, 29 November 2017 2:50pm

Freshwater scientist and Catchment Otago Co-director, Professor Gerry Closs is ranked in the top 50 researchers worldwide for the number of citations produced in his field. During his expansive career, he has supervised over 40 PhD candidates and close to 90 student projects. Read more about Professor Closs' IPL.