Mosquito terminators and vampire spiders

20 July 2015 Two UC researchers' insights about two species of spider that feed preferentially on mosquitoes have been published in the Journal of Arachnology in America. (read article)

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Top 10 species discovery

UC botanists describe one of the Top 10 species discovered in 2015, selected from 18,000 contenders from across the planet.
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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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‘Working hands on with animals and learning new skills is definitely a highlight...’

Charlotte Austin Studying towards a MSc in Zoology
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PhD Scholarship - Applied Animal Behaviour/Acoustics & Signal Processing

The candidate would participate in a project developing acoustic methods to develop insect detection and classification techniques through signal processing to improve border biosecurity and mitigate biological invasions. Further details

PhD Scholarship - Freshwater Ecology - Riverscape Food Webs

The aim of this PhD research will be to investigate those flow-related riverscape influences on stream food webs. Using stable isotopes combined with community size-spectra from both new and existing datasets to characterise stream food webs. Full details and application information (PDF, 600KB)

NZ Ecological Society Award

Prof Jason Tylianakis has been honoured by the NZ Ecological Society who presented him with the Te Tohu Taiao award. This award "is presented annually to recognise individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to the study and application of ecological science" in New Zealand.

Rugby impacts investigated

The impact of a game of rugby can lead to trauma similar to that seen in car accident victims. Assoc. Prof. Steve Gieseg explains the research to 3News.


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