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Department of Geology News and events

Otago research reveals past rapid Antarctic ice loss due to ocean warming

Friday, 6 December 2019 10:00am

New research from the University of Otago has found the sensitive West Antarctic Ice Sheet collapsed during a warming period just over a million years ago when atmospheric carbon dioxide levels were lower than today.

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Otago wins at Zoomtopia Innovation Awards

Thursday, 17 October 2019 1:20pm

Otago has won a competition with its videoconference provider, Zoom, for its innovative use of videoconferencing.

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Otago scientists awarded NZ$38.5 million in largest national research grants

Tuesday, 17 September 2019 10:28am

University of Otago scientists have been awarded almost NZ$38.5 million from the Government’s Endeavour Fund to tackle major issues from climate change to antimicrobial resistance.

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Kelp DNA records destructive power of ancient earthquake

Wednesday, 5 June 2019 2:14pm

One of the most memorable and astonishing aspects of the recent Kaikoura earthquake was the sudden uplift of the sea floor, which left populations of coastal species like kelp and shellfish literally high and dry.

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Art and science come together in exhibition

Tuesday, 14 May 2019 12:25pm

Scientific objects and artefacts from across the University of Otago intermingle with well-known works of art in the Hocken Collections’ latest exhibition.

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Australian getting under surface to determine Otago’s quake history

Tuesday, 16 April 2019 9:29pm

Earthquakes weren’t part of Jonathan Griffin’s upbringing in Australia, but when he visited Pakistan at the end of his undergraduate geology degree in 2005, it coincided with the devastating Kashmir earthquake. That changed his future path.