Otago researchers reveal impact of ancient earthquake
Wednesday, 17 May 2023 11:52am
By combining the scientific powerhouses of genetics and geology, University of Otago researchers have identified a new area of coastal uplift, which had been hiding in plain sight.
Paleontology powerhouse honoured by former students
Thursday, 9 February 2023 2:45pm
The world’s largest penguin has been named in honour of Emeritus Professor Ewan Fordyce, recognising his enormous contributions to marine vertebrate paleontology.
A new species of gecko: What’s in a name and why it matters
Monday, 16 January 2023 11:58am
University of Otago researchers have described a new species of New Zealand gecko made possible by cutting edge ancient DNA techniques.
Fresh understanding of ice age frequency – Otago study
Tuesday, 6 December 2022 10:11am
A chance find of an unstudied Antarctic sediment core has led University of Otago researchers to flip our understanding of how often ice ages occurred in Antarctica.
Professor Claire Freeman wins NZPI Distinguished Service Award
Monday, 5 December 2022 1:00pm
Professor Claire Freeman, School of Geography, has been awarded the 2022 Te Kōkiringa Taumata / New Zealand Planning Institute’s Distinguished Service Award.
Otago staff recognised for passion & for making a difference
Thursday, 24 November 2022 4:47pm
Making a difference and enjoying their work were common themes among those recognised at the 2022 University of Otago Staff Awards.
Royal Society Awards for early career researchers
Wednesday, 23 November 2022 10:30am
Two researchers from the Division of Humanities with a focus on the rights of young people have been awarded prestigious Royal Society Te Apārangi Early Career Research Excellence Awards.
Elusive meteorite still an exciting event
Thursday, 15 September 2022 8:39am
The search has been called off, but the mere possibility of a meteorite falling on Otago land has still got Otago scientists incredibly excited.
Surreal Antarctic adventures
Monday, 25 July 2022 2:27pm
Meeting scientists who are just as passionate as he is about climate science was one of many highlights during Jack Beagley's Antarctic expeditions.
3D scanner to assist in understanding of unusual creatures
Wednesday, 29 June 2022 4:05pm
A new piece of technology is enabling post-doctoral fellow Amber Coste to closely examine new species.
Wild kitten joined field trip, brings joy to family in difficult times
Friday, 17 June 2022 4:04pm
A tiny kitten that crept out of the bush has connected Otago students with a Dunedin family in need of some “pure, uncomplicated love.”