Scoop NZ: Science (10)

New expertise for Sustainable Seas Challenge

We are pleased to announce that Conrad Pilditch and Janet Stephenson have joined the Science Leadership Team, bringing both continuity and new blood. Conrad Pilditch is the new leader of Dynamic Seas, our research theme focused on using biophysical ...

Cawthron explores potential collaboration

Cawthron Institute hosted a group of international algal biotechnology experts this week with a view to exploring potential collaborations and coordinated projects.

Greater River Flow Needed for Fish Growth & Abundance

Computer modelling by Cawthron Institute freshwater scientists has shown that more river flow is needed for fish growth and abundance than previously realised – findings highlighted in a new video released this week.

Student explores Chatham Islands tsunami risk

Low-lying, isolated communities on the Chatham Islands are extremely exposed to tsunami, according to a University of Canterbury student’s original research. The Chathams will be the first place in New Zealand to be struck by tsunami events generated ...

Spotted a Leopard Seal? Scientist Seeks Sightings

A leopard seal has spent so much time in New Zealand waters she has prompted a NIWA scientist to challenge conventional thinking about the species.

Damp Weekend in Store for Most

As Wellingtonians gather their scattered belongings after gusts of 118km/h were recorded about the hill suburbs this morning, it will be a relief that winds are forecast to remain moderate until late Saturday. From then, winds are expected to turn southerly ...

Student ingenuity on show at NIWA Science Fair

Science students from around south and east Auckland are putting their ingenuity and analytical skills on the line at next week’s annual NIWA South and east Auckland Science and Technology Fair. About 120 entries have been received from almost 200 ...

Foundation spreads the message that ‘love grows brains’

Tauranga, 15 August 2017: Today the Wright Family Foundation launches a national campaign to communicate with Kiwi parents the critical importance of talking, reading, singing and interacting with babies and young children.

Scientist makes new homes for baby paua

Twelve bespoke concrete structures resembling upside down oven trays may hold the key to restoring the paua population off Kaikoura wiped out by last November's earthquake.

Otago memory philosopher receives prestigious medal

An internationally leading philosopher of memory, Dr Kourken Michaelian, is the latest recipient of the University of Otago’s Carl Smith Medal and Rowheath Trust Award.