Wednesday, 21 October 2020 4:01pm
In a world first, New Zealand researchers have sequenced the genome of three wasps, two of which are invasive wasps in New Zealand, paving the way for new methods of control for these significant pests.
Friday, 16 October 2020 9:11am
This week Otago’s new Food Waste Innovation Research Theme formally launched.
Friday, 9 October 2020 3:07pm
The University of Otago is proud to announce success in two applications for Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) funding in the latest Centre of Research Excellence (CoRE) funding round.
Wednesday, 30 September 2020 2:17pm
Sir Alan and Lady Patricia Mark have donated $150,000 to the University of Otago’s Ecology Fund and $100,000 to Orokonui Ecosanctuary.
Tuesday, 29 September 2020 9:49am
Professor Craig Rodger has recently received just over NZ$15 million for a five-year research project to develop space-weather prediction and risk mitigation measures for New Zealand's energy infrastructure.
Tuesday, 22 September 2020 11:32am
Blue cod has been identified as making up a large proportion of the yellow-eyed penguin (hoiho) diet using a novel approach published by University of Otago researchers.
Monday, 21 September 2020 9:17am
Recently Richard Hemi was asked by Hokotehi Moriori Trust to be involved with a collaborative digital recording and conservation project.
Monday, 7 September 2020 9:04am
Two science PhD candidates are celebrating their recent $20,000 Doctoral scholarships announced recently by Antarctica NZ.
Friday, 4 September 2020 9:20am
Associate Professor Anne-Marie Jackson has been named joint winner of the 2020 University of Otago Rowheath Trust Award and Carl Smith Medal.
Friday, 4 September 2020 12:12pm
The Centre for Sustainability has a three-year PhD Scholarship available to investigate the uptake and implementation of public policies related to seismic resilience in lower seismic hazard zones in southern New Zealand.
Thursday, 3 September 2020 8:41am
The Centre for Sustainability has several Summer Scholarships available for the summer break.
Thursday, 3 September 2020 10:03am
Otago researchers examining the impacts of post-earthquake cordons on residents and businesses say policy makers should pre-plan for cordon use to minimise negative outcomes.
Thursday, 27 August 2020 1:34pm
Genetics Masters student Anežka Hoskin has been named a Fulbright New Zealand scholar and will start her PhD in genetics at Stanford University in September next year.
Wednesday, 26 August 2020 10:37am
The University of Otago’s leading expert on fibre and textile sciences has produced guidance on factors to consider when choosing or creating a non-medical, reusable fabric mask.
Monday, 24 August 2020 10:21am
The government is allocating $30 million to develop a detailed business case for pumped hydro to address New Zealand’s dry-year storage problem.
Thursday, 20 August 2020 10:23am
Research using fossils from Otago’s controversial Foulden Maar site shows future environmental conditions may be more favourable to plant growth and forest expansion resulting in a global greening effect.
Thursday, 20 August 2020 10:12am
As a child Dr Samuel Macaulay was always on the lookout for creepy-crawlies, now he’s making a career out of it.
Tuesday, 18 August 2020 10:18am
Good things take time, but in addition to completing his long-awaited Masters of Science in Geology Ross Nicolls has also gained a new and lasting life-long friendship.
Monday, 17 August 2020 4:44pm
As the inaugural graduate of the Master of Applied Science in Sport and Exercise Nutrition, Tira Phillipson-Puna is already putting his qualification to great use for high performance sports.
Friday, 14 August 2020 11:45am
Clare Gorman is following in her family’s footsteps and was going to graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Geology this weekend prior to this week’s cancellation.
Thursday, 13 August 2020 3:42pm
Sustained excellence in tertiary teaching has earned Associate Professor Anne-Marie Jackson a national Tertiary Teaching Excellence award.
Saturday, 8 August 2020 2:31pm
In interest.co.nz's Election Series, Centre for Sustainability Director, Janet Stephenson and School of Geography’s Etienne Nel argue our political parties need a plan for a ‘post-growth’ world.
Friday, 31 July 2020 4:23pm
New Zealand wants to build a 100% renewable electricity grid, but massive infrastructure is not the best option.
Thursday, 30 July 2020 9:35am
The University's Wildlife Management programme can finally celebrate its 20th annual fieldtrip to Twizel following its initial postponement due to the lockdown.
Tuesday, 21 July 2020 11:38am
University of Otago zoologists are calling for seasonal beach closures to be considered at sites where increasing numbers of visitors are likely to have detrimental impacts on wildlife.
Tuesday, 14 July 2020 10:04am
Winter warming is often overlooked when considering the impacts of climate change and researchers have turned to social media-inspired models to address this gap in scientific knowledge.
Monday, 13 July 2020 9:24am
International surveying technology company Trimble has generously donated five robotic total stations to the University of Otago School of Surveying Te Kura Kairūri.
Wednesday, 8 July 2020 3:58pm
Ever reach the end of a working day and wish you had moved your body just a bit more than you managed to achieve? Well here’s the perfect opportunity to break those sedentary habits, get a little bit of activity during work time, and benefit both yourself and some Otago research in the process.
Monday, 6 July 2020 8:41pm
Since coming to New Zealand, Tina van Duijn has realised how passionate she is about water safety.
Thursday, 2 July 2020 7:57pm
‘Our people. Our place.’ has been launched as the new brand identity for the Division of Sciences to capture the essence of its competitive attributes.
Wednesday, 1 July 2020 11:27pm
The Southland region could be New Zealand’s largest area of incomplete fault information, but University of Otago researchers can now fill in the gaps after receiving a new EQC grant.
Tuesday, 30 June 2020 2:37pm
New measurements from the ocean under the centre of the Ross Ice Shelf have significantly improved our understanding of the complex processes that drive melting in Antarctica.
Tuesday, 16 June 2020 11:49pm
James Berghan (Te Rarawa, Te Aupōuri), is Otago’s first Māori academic staff member in the School of Surveying. He chatted with Sciences Communications Adviser Guy Frederick about his journey and his goals.
Monday, 15 June 2020 4:04pm
Covid-19 has reset our understanding of the world. From this crisis comes opportunity, and Professor Merata Kawharu (Ngāti Whātua, Ngāpuhi), from the Centre for Sustainability, believes it’s a chance to apply traditional principles to our new normal.
Friday, 12 June 2020 9:08am
Janet Stephenson discusses the impacts of Covid-19 and its aftermath on energy systems in New Zealand and globally, and the implications for a low-carbon future.
Wednesday, 10 June 2020 2:28pm
Otago's Dr Matthew Parry tells us more about being an Associate Investigator for Te Pūnaha Matatini, a Centre of Research Excellence that has provided modelling to support COVID-19 decisions.
Tuesday, 9 June 2020 4:37pm
Otago Marine Science Master’s student Millie Mannering has been selected as the 2020 Our World Underwater Scholarship Society Australasian Rolex Scholar.
Wednesday, 20 May 2020 1:14am
Psychology PhD candidate Ana Stojanov tells us more about her research into conspiracy theories, their implications for news on COVID-19, and how she ended up at Otago.
Thursday, 14 May 2020 12:14am
The School of Physical Education Sport & Exercise Sciences, University of Otago didn’t let lockdown prevent them from celebrating their graduating students over the weekend – replacing a physical morning tea with a virtual party.
Wednesday, 13 May 2020 3:14pm
Department of Marine Science’s Associate Professor Ceridwen Fraser has been invited to represent New Zealand in a new and significant Australian Antarctic programme, adding to the Department’s growing recognition for contribution to Antarctic research.