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Stressor footprints and dynamics

Posted on 16 May 2019

Better connections would benefit biophysical research

Biophysical scientists could “better connect their fields of endeavour” to maximise scientific advances say researchers Assoc Professor Craig Stevens and Dr David Plew from the Stressor footprints and dynamics project.

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Credit: Rob Suisted

Posted on 09 April 2019

Experts join forces to improve land to sea ecosystem management

Aotearoa New Zealand’s environment is changing.

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Quantifying marine biodiversity using environmental DNA

Posted on 25 February 2019

Developing novel tools for monitoring estuary health

Monitoring organisms in estuaries can give a picture of the ecosystem’s health and its response to human impacts and disturbance.

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Tipping points in ecosystem structure function and services

Posted on 22 February 2019

Fellowship supports international study on coastal biodiversity and ecosystem resilience

Sustainable Seas researcher Dr Rebecca Gladstone-Gallagher (University of Auckland) has been awarded a Rutherford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship to investigate the role of biodiversity in maintaining coastal ecosystem health and resilience…

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Dynamic Seas
Credit: Rob Suisted

Posted on 30 July 2018

Award recognises contribution to marine science

University of Waikato scientist Professor Conrad Pilditch is the 2018 winner of the New Zealand Marine Sciences Society Award.

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Tipping points in ecosystem structure function and services

Posted on 08 March 2018

Tipping Points on Radio NZ

Tune in to tonight’s episode of Our Changing World (after the 9pm news) for an excellent in-depth piece that gets into the detail of what the Tipping Points project is investigating, and…

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Posted on 31 January 2018

Media coverage in January 2018

50 questions about the environment: Our oceansNZ Herald, Jan 2018 Simon Thrush, leader of the Tipping Points project, was interviewed about key issues facing ocean and coastal ecosystems, including threats and pressures…

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Tipping points in ecosystem structure function and services

Posted on 30 November 2017

Video: Tipping points in NZ coastal ecosystems

Conrad Pilditch gave this presentation at the NZ Coastal Society conference. The research is part of the 'Tipping points in ecosystem structure, function and services' project.

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Tipping points in ecosystem structure function and services

Posted on 21 November 2017

Tipping Points team receives sustainability award

The NZ Coastal Society Conference’s Sustainability Award promotes sustainable coastal leadership and action in New Zealand, with the greenstone mere representing the winner’s mana and kaitiakitanga.

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Posted on 07 September 2017

Coastal tipping points talk at EDS conference

Prof Simon Thrush gave an invited presentation about our national estuaries experiment, and opportunities for management and governance agencies to address sudden unexpected changes in marine ecosystems.

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Tipping points in ecosystem structure function and services

Posted on 18 July 2017

Tipping Points hosts interdisciplinary workshop

15 PhD students and postdocs from across New Zealand came together to discuss estuarine science and share ideas, as they developed sampling plans for the national Tipping Points experiment.

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Credit: Lundquist NIWA 2018

Posted on 29 March 2017

National estuary experiment gets off the (muddy) ground

Field work has begun for a national study assessing the potential risks and consequences of nutrient and sediment runoff on marine ecosystems.

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