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21 November 2017

New research co-authored by a University of Canterbury scientist suggests that plant respiration is a larger source of carbon emissions than previously thought, and warns that as the world warms this may reduce the ability of Earth’s land surface to absorb emissions due to fossil fuel burning.


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20 November 2017

New University of Canterbury research confirms that the active ingredients of the commonly used herbicides, RoundUp, Kamba and 2,4-D (glyphosate, dicamba and 2,4-D, respectively), each alone cause antibiotic resistance at concentrations well below label application rates.


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20 November 2017

A University of Canterbury academic, Associate Professor Sonja Macfarlane, has been recognised for her contributions to Māori education, becoming the 2017 recipient of the Te Tohu Pae Tawhiti Award.


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16 November 2017

University of Canterbury Professor Rick Millane has been elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society Te Apārangi.


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15 November 2017

University of Canterbury Summer School is in, with hundreds of students getting ahead in dozens of subjects in degree and preparatory courses that run between November and February, ranging from Accounting, Art History and Antarctic Studies to Politics, Sport Coaching and Law.


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10 November 2017

A series of recording devices will be deployed in Antarctica this summer to explore the secret lives of killer whales in an unprecedented monitoring programme.


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10 November 2017

It may be elementary maths, but the concept of zero has given rise to many an existential, intellectual debate over the history of zero, with much musing over nothing. An international group of academics, including a mathematician from the University of Canterbury (UC) in Christchurch, is challenging Oxford University’s recent findings about the use of zero in an ancient Indian manuscript.


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10 November 2017

A new book on climate change by University of Canterbury political scientist Associate Professor Bronwyn Hayward has been published just as international climate negotiations begin in Bonn, Germany.


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10 November 2017

Ever wondered how and where whales, dolphins and porpoises sleep? New work by University of Canterbury researcher Andrew Wright reveals for the first time that harbour porpoises sleep during diving.


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02 November 2017

Eleven University of Canterbury academics have been awarded 2017 Royal Society Te Apārangi Marsden Funding to continue research in a diverse array of areas, adding further to the University’s increasing success in attracting research funding


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