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Stressor footprints and dynamics

Posted on 16 November 2020

Ocean robots show rivers flow further out to sea than expected

Aotearoa New Zealand's rivers don't just end at the coast, they travel much further than previously thought into our oceans, via eddies.

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Leonardo Durante diving
Credit: Leonardo Durante

Posted on 12 November 2020

Interview with: Leonardo Durante

Originally from São Paulo, Brazil, University of Otago PhD student Leonardo Durante recently submitted his thesis, funded through the Ecosystem connectivity project.

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Estimating historic effects from sedimentation and fishing

Posted on 16 March 2018

Sun, sea, sand – and marine science

During Seaweek, more than 4,600 school pupils joined 6 Sustainable Seas researchers for 3 days of marine science fieldwork in Tasman Bay, as part of the LEARNZ virtual field trip Sustainable…

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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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Kelp Urchin Dunedin credit NIWA 2018
Credit: NIWA 2018

Posted on 06 March 2018

Free school resources about ecosystem connectivity and tipping points

The Science Learning Hub has produced some excellent teaching resources based on our Ecosystem Connectivity and Tipping Points projects.

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Posted on 28 February 2018

Media coverage in February 2018

'Seaworthy' scientists outrun ex-Cyclone Gita as they flee SoundsStuffProfessor Steve Wing from Otago University and the team working on ecosystem connectivity were in the news during Cyclone Gita Ships seek refuge from ex-cyclone GitaMarlborough…

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Dusky dolphins South Island Coast Feb 2018 credit Lana Young

Posted on 26 February 2018

Blog: Lana Young from RV Polaris II (week 2)

Lana, a student at the University of Otago, reports on life at sea and the fieldwork being done for our Ecosystem Connectivity project. This is her first research voyage.

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Everyone enjoying sunset

Posted on 14 February 2018

Blog: Lana Young from RV Polaris II (week 1)

Lana, a student at the University of Otago, reports on life at sea and the fieldwork being done for our Ecosystem Connectivity project. This is her first research voyage.

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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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Mussel beds at Tonga Island Alex Connolly

Posted on 16 October 2017

New term, new NZ marine science resources

School pupils can now explore a real-world issue facing New Zealand – how to best manage our vast marine resources – thanks to a collaboration between the Sustainable Seas Challenge…

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