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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‘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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Vacancy -Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Biological Sciences (Animal Structure-Function-Environment)

We seek an animal biologist who will apply modern approaches and augment our existing strengths.  The successful applicant will be capable of running effective lab- and/or field-based research and teaching programmes and be broadly trained in animal biology and associated laboratory skills. He/she will have a high level of skill in a related sub-discipline such as animal behaviour, aquatic biology, environmental physiology, environmental toxicology or global change biology. Further details Vacancy number 2760. The closing date for this position is: Sunday 20 September 2015 NZ time. 

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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