UC study shows rugby is a hard game
6 August 2014 UC research has not just confirmed rugby is a tough game but has found ways to help coaches and medical staff manage players' recovery and training. (read article)
Changes to the curriculum – themes, courses and skill-development
Our commitment to you is “At the School of Biological Sciences, we train modern, multi-disciplinary biologists, because you never know where you will go!” With this in mind we are making some improvements to our curriculum to meet your needs.
Postgrad Handbook Available
The Biological Sciences 2015 Postgraduate Handbook is now available online (PDF, 4.5MB). If you are considering postgraduate studies at UC it is worth talking with one of our Postgraduate Advisors, who can help you plan your future studies.
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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.
Nigerian forest research featured
Find out more about the history of the Biological Sciences' Nigerian Montane Forest Project by listening to an interview of Assoc. Prof. Hazel Chapman by Kim Hill on Radio New Zealand. Listen here via the RadioNZ website.
Bring back the moa?
Seminars are on Thursdays at 12.00 noon in Biological Sciences, Room 275 of the Biology Research building, unless otherwise specified.
Seminar calendar and abstracts. Everyone is welcome to attend.
There and back again: Drowning, dispersal, vicariance and the shaping of the New Zealand biota
Title: Antarctic Vascular Plants: Are these freezing tolerant species favoured by Antarctic regional warming?
Is the Moa a goer? De-extinction and species conservation