Earth and Environment News
06 October 2021
An international research team led by a University of Canterbury Antarctic scientist has completed the world’s first global population estimate of Weddell seals in Antarctica, showing that there are significantly fewer seals than previously thought. Documenting the seals’ population trends over time will help scientists better understand the effects of climate change and commercial fishing.
30 September 2021
Skills learned playing video games, building virtual worlds and dodging imaginary enemies could be harnessed to help people survive real life hazards.
23 September 2021
In an article on The Conversation, Associate Professor Ann L Brower shares her own experiences of the Christchurch Earthquakes, which led her to put pressure on the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development. The Ministry listened to her advice which would later be known as the 'Brower Amendment" and now she is asking Australians to do the same.
08 September 2021
A University of Canterbury-led international study, published today in Global Change Biology, reveals how climate change may impact seals in one of the world’s most remote ocean regions, Antarctica’s Weddell Sea.
07 September 2021
Ten University of Canterbury research projects tackling the big issues have been green-lit with funding worth $23 million.
03 September 2021
University of Canterbury's School of Earth and Environment lecturer Lindsey Conrow discusses the Tarāpuka | Black-billed gulls and their contention with urban developers over an Armagh Street site in Ōtautahi Christchurch.
28 July 2021
A first-of-its-kind research project will use data collected from high-resolution satellite images to help scientists gain insights into Weddell Seal populations in Antarctica’s Ross Sea region.
23 July 2021
Assessing the threat of invasive species is an important tool to reducing carbon emissions, as researchers from the University of Canterbury, the University of Queensland and University of Canberra explain on The Conversation.
20 July 2021
By uprooting carbon trapped in soil, wild pigs are releasing around 4.9 million metric tonnes of carbon dioxide annually across the globe, the equivalent of 1.1 million cars.
14 July 2021
Waste products from New Zealand’s food processing industry – such as potato scraps and grape skins – could be transformed into high-value soil conditioners and animal feed, according to new University of Canterbury-led research.
09 June 2021
The University of Canterbury (UC)’s first woman professor, Emeritus Professor Jane Soons, was a trailblazer and role model for a generation of female researchers and students within Geomorphology, and the wider discipline of Geography.
20 May 2021
The 2021 Budget held some great news for Antarctic scientists and researchers at the University of Canterbury, with $344 million committed to rebuilding Scott Base in Antarctica.
17 March 2021
New research led by the University of Canterbury (UC) takes a closer look at Aotearoa New Zealand’s COVID-19 response to determine whether our one-size-fits-all ‘lockdown’ policy is fit for purpose.
03 March 2021
A collaborative study from an international team of researchers has determined the conditions needed for an earthquake to trigger a volcanic eruption.
23 February 2021
Professor James Brasington, Director of the Waterways Centre for Freshwater Management, a joint partnership between the University of Canterbury and Lincoln University, has joined colleagues from Auckland University, NIWA and Massey for an article on The Conversation NZ, discussing this very topic.
09 February 2021
The University of Canterbury (UC) is proud to welcome hundreds of snow and ice researchers to campus this week, as hosts of a special combined event from Antarctica New Zealand and the Snow and Ice Research Group (SIRG).
02 February 2021
Over the summer, Cantabrians have seen painted penguins ‘popping up’ around the streets and public spaces of Christchurch, Lyttelton and Banks Peninsula. However, one small penguin has a special solo mission – to help fund penguin research.
26 January 2021
Ancient food scraps found at Australia’s earliest site of human occupation, in the Kakadu region, are helping researchers generate rainfall records dating back 65,000 years.
20 January 2021
University of Canterbury scientists unleashing volcanic ballistics onto Kiwi roofs hope to help Aucklanders understand and manage their volcanic hazards.
18 January 2021
A new study has found that two-thirds of people who could spot a rip current in photographs could not pick one out in real life.
18 December 2020
In a first for Aotearoa New Zealand, the University of Canterbury (UC) is offering a new four-year degree to upskill environmental scientists during a time of rising concern about climate change.
15 December 2020
World leaders pledged to establish a network of marine protected areas (MPAs) with the goal to protect 10% of the world's oceans by 2020, but MPAs only cover 7.66% of the ocean across the globe. University of Canterbury's Natasha Blaize Gardiner and University of Colorado Boulder's Cassandra Brooks weigh in on what we can do to improve the situation on The Conversation.
11 December 2020
The University of Canterbury (UC) is hosting two special Graduation Celebrations on Monday 14 December for hundreds of graduates who missed graduating in person in April and again in September.
18 November 2020
Reducing nitrates in waterways is the focus of a new trial in Waitaha Canterbury that’s being backed by DoC and Fonterra through their 10-year Living Water partnership, with support from the University of Canterbury.
17 November 2020
A group of New Zealand scientists, including Professor Adrian McDonald from UC’s Gateway Antarctica, will fly to Antarctica this week, but only after completing 14 days in managed isolation – ensuring the last COVID-free place on Earth, remains that way.
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