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A takahē with coloured identification bands around its legs, looking directly at the camera

04 Dec 2023

Evolution of takahē mapped for benefit of species

Seventy-five years after they were rediscovered in Aotearoa, University of Otago...

A stream running through a valley. Its banks are grassy, with shrubs and tussocks, but no native trees.

16 Nov 2023

eDNA reveals impacts of deforestation

Deforestation of Aotearoa New Zealand resulted in dramatic biological shifts in...

08 Nov 2023

Thirst for Knowledge: Living with Leopard seals

Giverny Forbes, Zoology alumni, will share stories about the Leopard seals she's...

02 Nov 2023

From tēnā koutou to yamma: The past, present and future of freshwaters in a stressed out world

Professor Thompson will be describing emerging challenges for freshwater managem...

Alison Cree thumbnail

12 Sep 2023

Reflections from a career studying Aotearoa New Zealand’s reptiles

Emeritus Professor Alison Cree’s move to Dunedin in 1991 was to fill a temporary...

Yellow-eyed penguin walking through grass.

10 Aug 2023

Understanding environment use key to protection of hoiho

Researchers hope a study into how hoiho foraging grounds overlap with commercial...

Three stoneflies, two dark and one lighter coloured, sitting on a fern leaf image

01 Aug 2023

When cheating pays – survival strategy of insect uncovered

Researchers have revealed the unique ‘cheating’ strategy a New Zealand insect ha...

Debbie Bishop with Holly thumbnail

25 Jul 2023

Holly becomes Aotearoa NZ’s first native frog detection dog

Holly, a Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever, is New Zealand’s first native frog-...

Dunedin campus aerial

11 Jul 2023

Whale of a debate put to rest

Researchers have finally settled a decades-long dispute about the evolutionary o...

PaleoGuy image

10 Jul 2023

From zombi fungi to kororā with Henry the Paleoguy

Otago undergrad Henry Scott things to say about everything from Zombi fungi to D...

Rarangi uplift bench full width image

17 May 2023

Wednesday 17 May 2023, Otago researchers reveal impact of ancient earthquake

By combining the scientific powerhouses of genetics and geology, University of O...

27 Feb 2023

Departmental Seminars


23 Feb 2023

Postgraduate Workshops

Postgraduate Workshops...

01 Nov 2017

Otago zoologist honoured by national scientific peers through 2017 Marsden Medal

A leading University of Otago zoology researcher, Emeritus Professor Carolyn Bur...

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