Research funding to help Kaikōura's fishery

16 April 2015 Two UC researchers have received about $100,000 of government funding to collect information about the state of customary fisheries along the Kaikōura coastline. (read article)

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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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Biology Handbooks Available

The Biological Sciences 2015 handbooks are now online. If you are considering studies at UC in 2015 it is worth talking with one of our Course Advisors, who can help you plan your future studies.

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‘I had some really great lecturers who got me excited about science...’

Rachael McCloy BSc(Hons) in Cellular and Molecular Biology
Research Assistant, Garvan Institute of Medical Research
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Events and Announcements

2 PhD Scholarships - Rehabilitation and Restoration of Mining-Impacted streams

We welcome applications from high-calibre students to join a successful multi-disciplinary research team investigating important applied issues and the fundamental processes, to find solutions in mining landscapes. We are looking for students who can undertake innovative research that will both improve our understanding of fundamental issues in freshwater geochemistry and ecology, while also enhancing mine management practices in New Zealand. Applications close 10 April. Full details.

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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