Thursday, 16 September 2021 9:51am
New research highlights the impact of one of the world's most widely used insecticides on stream macroinvertebrate communities in the context of climate change.
Friday, 10 September 2021 9:38am
A 170m-long record of marine sediment core from Antarctica is yielding new insights into the complex relationship between sea ice, the productivity of marine plankton, and climate change.
Friday, 10 September 2021 10:05am
This weekend marks the 40th anniversary of the history-defining Eden Park Springboks rugby match.
Thursday, 9 September 2021 10:31am
Before humans made their way to New Zealand, the critically endangered flightless parrot known as the kākāpō likely numbered in the hundreds of thousands.
Monday, 6 September 2021 10:06am
People would rather give information to other people, although an anonymous avatar might be preferred if the information being shared is embarrassing, University of Otago research has found.
Thursday, 2 September 2021 10:52am
New Zealand should introduce guidelines to limit youth heading in football similar to those introduced internationally, a University of Otago researcher suggests.
Monday, 30 August 2021 8:57am
Aimee Clark grew up by the beach in Napier and spent her time exploring the natural world, whether it was in real-life or on TV.
Tuesday, 24 August 2021 9:52am
The Pacific Ocean was part Willie Naitoko’s daily life as he grew up within a stone’s throw of the sea in Tonga’s capital city Nuku’alofa.
Monday, 23 August 2021 1:56pm
The University has signed Memoranda of Understanding with Ngā Iwi i Te Rohe o Te Waiariki and Universiti Teknologi Malaysia.
Friday, 20 August 2021 11:50am
An injury that almost ruined Brionne Fleming’s time at University could ironically be the focus of her future career.
Wednesday, 18 August 2021 10:27am
An international team of researchers led by the University of Otago and Western University, Canada, is investigating how wastewater can provide an accurate picture of COVID‑19 cases in a population and detect emerging variants of concern.
Wednesday, 18 August 2021 3:55pm
New Zealand’s first rigorous estimates of possum density in urban areas has been published by the University of Otago, forming baseline data for predator control modelling and planning for the country’s Predator Free 2050 vision.
Thursday, 12 August 2021 12:03pm
A University of Otago study has revealed new evidence of rapid evolution in New Zealand’s native insect species in response to increased exposure to wind from the loss of shelter due to deforestation.
Tuesday, 10 August 2021 9:23am
PhD candidate Pradeesh Parameswaran (Computer Science) won the doctoral section of the competition, as well as the Peoples’ Choice Award, master's candidate Giverny Forbes (Zoology) won her category.
Monday, 9 August 2021 9:48am
Many of us enjoy the familiar surroundings of home, but what if we needed to move to a strange place for our survival?
Thursday, 5 August 2021 8:45am
Dr Phil Wilcox (Ngāti Rakaipaaka, Rongomaiwahine, Ngāti Kahungunu ki te Wairoa) has been awarded The Genetics Society of AustralAsia Award for Excellence in Education.
Wednesday, 4 August 2021 2:12pm
New research from the University of Otago Christchurch debunks the myth that culture is possibly tied to home ownership.
Wednesday, 4 August 2021 10:17am
Professor Janice Murray delivered her Inaugural Professorial Lecture the same week as her retirement.
Monday, 2 August 2021 4:25pm
The more crawling experience a baby has, the more likely they are to avoid falling into water, a University of Otago study shows.
Wednesday, 28 July 2021 9:11am
A redevelopment is on the way for the Dunedin campus between the Water of Leith and Leith Walk – the home of the Department of Food Science.
Tuesday, 27 July 2021 10:40am
Women with postpartum depression experience smell differently to other women, a University of Otago study has found.
Friday, 23 July 2021 8:47am
Chemistry Professor Keith Gordon is the winner of the University of Otago’s Distinguished Research Medal for 2021.
Thursday, 22 July 2021 9:03am
Persistence may be the key when quitting smoking using an electronic nicotine delivery system (ENDS), commonly known as vaping, a University of Otago study found.
Thursday, 22 July 2021 9:04am
The future of Samoa’s electricity system could go green, a University of Otago study has shown.
Tuesday, 20 July 2021 12:00pm
New University of Otago research has been examining how alpine-based hedgehogs hibernate from a different perspective – their backs.
Monday, 19 July 2021 11:02am
Two students from the Centre for Science Communication have scooped the top two awards for the 90-second video competition.
Thursday, 15 July 2021 10:03am
University of Otago scientists have opened the door to improved treatment of brain dysfunction which causes psychosis.
Thursday, 8 July 2021 9:30am
The timeline for end-of-summer-snowline measurements in New Zealand’s Southern Alps has been extended in new research by the University of Otago and Victoria University of Wellington.
Monday, 5 July 2021 10:39am
Batteries are potentially a game-changing technology as we decarbonize our economy, and their benefits are even greater when shared across communities, a University of Otago-led study has found.
Monday, 28 June 2021 9:22am
Professor Ewan Fordyce joined Otago’s Department of Geology in 1982. Just shy of 40 years later he has called time on his teaching career.
Wednesday, 23 June 2021 9:30am
Tackling the uncertainty of how changes to snow and ice cover will impact New Zealand’s water resources is one of the goals of University of Otago’s Mountain Research Centre (MRC).
Tuesday, 15 June 2021 10:49am
Balanced rocks, poised in position for 24,000 years, have been used to assess the current seismic integrity of the Clyde Dam in a University of Otago-led study.
Monday, 14 June 2021 9:44am
Investigating the connections between sport and wider society has helped the University of Otago maintain its success in the sports-related category of the 2021 QS World Rankings.
Wednesday, 9 June 2021 11:24am
'A Policymaker’s Handbook for Addressing the Impacts of Ocean Acidification' has recently been launched.
Thursday, 3 June 2021 9:43am
Between them, Dr Cathy Cole and Dr Rosie Cole have clocked up three research expeditions to polar seas, forty ascents of Mount Tongariro, thousands of hours in a Scottish coral culture lab, and organised a ton of wax to mimic an eruption.
Wednesday, 2 June 2021 3:33pm
To sing is to live well. That is the simple message of a study led by an Otago Department of Psychology researcher and recently published in Journal of Health Psychology.
Thursday, 27 May 2021 4:29pm
It is time for the management and conservation of the Antarctic to begin focusing on responsibility, rather than rights, through an Indigenous Māori framework, a University of Otago academic argues.
Wednesday, 26 May 2021 12:15pm
Tiny charged electrons and protons which can damage satellites and alter the ozone have revealed some of their mysteries to University of Otago scientists.
Monday, 24 May 2021 10:02am
Feeling anxious can direct our attention and memory toward supernatural beings such as gods, a University of Otago study has found.
Friday, 21 May 2021 12:13pm
Talk of a graduate student mental health crisis is abundant in academic and popular media, but a University of Otago study has found no evidence of one in New Zealand.