Earth and Environment News
30 May 2023
On The Conversation UC PhD student Erin McEwan discusses her new research to determine how floods and earthquakes can occur at the same time.
15 May 2023
There is an urgent need to better understand the role of fire in the Australian landscape. On The Conversation Dr Nicholas Patton and Professor James Shulmeister discuss their work to expand the areas for which fire histories can be extracted and how this new source of histories can help broaden our understanding of fire in Australia.
12 May 2023
Valuable new information about the future risk of wildfires has been discovered in Australian sand dunes where researchers have uncovered the remnants of fires lit thousands of years ago.
04 May 2023
Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha | University of Canterbury (UC) researchers have discovered a link between the frequency of rain events and the intensity of those rain events.
24 March 2023
Research using innovative techniques has revealed the 1987 Edgecumbe earthquake caused more land damage than initially thought, after comparing aerial photos of the landscape before and after the event.
23 March 2023
New international rankings have placed three University of Canterbury (UC) subjects in the Top 100 of all universities globally.
16 March 2023
Five Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha | University of Canterbury researchers and a graduate have been elected to the Academy of the Royal Society Te Apārangi today.
07 March 2023
Is New Zealand the next Glass Onion? The famous movie depicts a false idea of the future, using tiny particles of crystallised hydrogen for energy.
17 February 2023
A newly published University of Canterbury study may help town planners and policymakers design better services for those who live in their communities.
16 February 2023
MOVE Software Donation from Petroleum Experts Ltd helps Canterbury Researchers
08 February 2023
A new study identifying regions around the world where people are most at risk from flooding caused by melting glaciers could help save vulnerable lives.
03 February 2023
On The Conversation, Associate Professor Laura Revell, Dr Michele Bannister and Master's student Tyler Brown discuss the impacts of the rapidly growing rocket industry on our currently recovering ozone layer.
02 February 2023
University of Canterbury (UC) researchers have summarised the threats that future rocket launches would pose to Earth’s protective ozone layer, in a new review article published in the Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand.
01 February 2023
Pioneering airborne technology developed by University of Canterbury (UC) researchers will be used to map and measure a vast stretch of Antarctic sea ice, revealing more about the critical role it plays in the global climate system.
18 January 2023
An innovative conservation effort conducted over decades has eradicated mammalian pests on all seven Mercury Islands, providing a haven for native plants and animals, 8km off the coast of the Coromandel Peninsula.
12 December 2022
Twin students Alyssa and Breanna Greaney are graduating from Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha | the University of Canterbury this month with different degrees but a shared desire to serve their community.
01 December 2022
Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha | University of Canterbury celebrated seventeen newly appointed professors at the staff celebration Hui Whakamānawa | Celebrating Excellence this Wednesday.
22 November 2022
Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha | University of Canterbury (UC) Professor Ann Brower’s tenacity in putting her research in front of decision-makers has successfully changed laws in Aotearoa New Zealand. Through tough journeys achieving wins for high-country pastoral land and making building facades safer, she’s learnt some valuable lessons about impact, advocacy and choosing her battles.
17 November 2022
Professor of Human Geography Simon Kingham says slowing traffic down has further benefits to reducing crash-related deaths and injuries on The Conversation.
16 November 2022
On The Conversation, University of Canterbury Professor Jamie Shulmeister and Stockholm University Daniel Ellerton explain how K'gari formed Great Barrier Reef.
19 September 2022
Late last year, an international research team led by a University of Canterbury Antarctic scientist completed the world’s first global population estimate of Weddell seals in Antarctica, showing that there are significantly fewer seals than previously thought.
19 September 2022
New research shows there is a high likelihood that coastal freshwater aquifers extend offshore in the Greater Wellington, Canterbury, Tasman, Hawkes Bay and Marlborough regions.
09 August 2022
New research using stable isotopes sheds light on how New Zealand’s diverse range of toothed whales and dolphins coexist.
02 August 2022
UC academics Andy Nicol and David Dempsey join Ludmila Adam and Kēpa Morgan to dig deeper into New Zealand's green hydrogen future, raising cultural and technical issues to be addressed, in an article on The Conversation.
01 August 2022
International scientists are using social media to both promote images of diverse women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths) and study how people respond to these posts.