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Unprecedented success for Otago at the NZ Research Honours Awards

Thursday, 18 October 2018 10:22pm

The University has had unprecedented success at the New Zealand Research Honours Awards this year, taking home one quarter of the awards on offer.

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Six Otago researchers recognised in NZ research honours

Thursday, 18 October 2018 2:03pm

University of Otago Research Fellow Helen Taylor’s science communication around conservation genetics and threatened species has earned her recognition at this year’s New Zealand Research Honours.

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University supports predator free Dunedin

Friday, 5 October 2018 11:03am

University of Otago Zoologists are excited by this week’s launch of Predator Free Dunedin, a project bringing 20 agencies, environmental trusts, research institutions and mana whenua groups together to remove predators from over 31,000 hectares around Dunedin.

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Otago postgraduate takes just four minutes to win gold

Wednesday, 3 October 2018 11:49am

If Katherine Lockton needed to justify taking time off from her research to compete in the Taekwan-do World Cup, then coming home with a gold medal was the perfect way.

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Travelling thousands of kilometres to feed – penguins’ “crazy” journeys studied by Otago scientists

Thursday, 30 August 2018 8:22am

Imagine making a 7,000km journey just for dinner. That, University of Otago scientists have found, is the life of the elusive Fiordland penguin.

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In our backyard – Otago argues for reintroducing native creatures to urban areas

Friday, 3 August 2018 9:59am

Imagine if those scuffling sounds you hear in your garden at night were kiwi poking around looking for bugs. According to two University of Otago academics, the idea is not so far-fetched.