UC research into what makes plant communities tick
15 February 2017 What makes diverse plant communities like New Zealand's iconic grasslands tick? What allows so many competing species to co-exist? UC scientists are working to find out. (read article)
Explore biological specimens to win this school holidays
Come to UC Biology and discover how to preserve biological specimens this school holidays. Exploring our atrium display and huge marine aquarium is fun for all ages. Full event details
Many plants don’t respond to warming as thought
UC biologist contributes to comprehensive global study of plant respiration which shows that increases in plant respiration may not be as big as previously estimated as temperatures increase across the planet.
Celebrating our people
The UC Biological Sciences Inspirational Alumni award recognises alumni who have made outstanding professional achievements and who have had a positive impact on our community or society.
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Get prepared for your future with a degree from UC's School of Biological Sciences. Find out why we stand out from the rest.
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UC Science Research Linkages Award
Dr Mike Hickford has been awarded The College of Science Excellence in Research Linkages Award 2016. Mike’s research group have developed restoration and rehabilitation ‘tools’ and management practices for the improvement of the whitebait fishery in conjunction with many end-users including iwi, government departments, farmers, other land-owners and research organisations.
Professor Jon Harding was awarded the College of Science Excellence in Research Linkages Award for 2015. Working with other UC colleagues and those from CRL Energy Ltd as well as Landcare and the University of Otago, Jon has led a team formed in 2004 aimed at improving management and environmental outcomes for the mining sector. This work, funded by MBIE, has been guided with input from the regional councils, mining companies, and iwi advisory groups, and has produced improved environmental outcomes as a result of the research input.
Seminars are on Thursdays at 12.00 noon in Biological Sciences, Room 275 of the Biology Research building, unless otherwise specified.
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