Seeds

Climate change throws tree seeding out of sync – new study

Climate change is negatively affecting tree reproduction by throwing seed production systems out of synchronisation, according to a new international study co-authored by a University of Canterbury scientist. Many tree species...

UC study supports use of nutrients in treatment of PMS

Findings from a new study offer a way forward for women seeking choice in how they safely manage premenstrual syndrome (PMS). Around 20 to 30 per cent of...

Marsden Fund grant supports UC study on ‘killer robots’ debate

First there was gunpowder, then nuclear weapons. Now another revolution in warfighting is under way with the rise of algorithmic warfare using robots and precision targeting technology. Their use is highly...
Stuttering

Scanning the brain to understand stuttering – new study

There is no known cure for stuttering and other speech disorders such as dysarthria and apraxia of speech, but new research by a University of Canterbury (UC) academic involves scanning...
Ring Marshall

Recycling breakthrough set to save environment from toxic acid waste

An industrial prototype to recycle acid waste from Christchurch’s galvanized steel industries is just the beginning for researchers at the University of Canterbury (UC) who have a global vision...

Persistent gender pay gap plagues New Zealand academia to tune of $400,000

University of Canterbury (UC) researchers have found two types of gender disparities in New Zealand universities – a gender pay gap, and a gender performance pay gap. ...

UC-led research wins grant for study on te reo, adult language acquisition

Without being aware of it, New Zealanders who can’t speak Māori build up a surprisingly sophisticated knowledge of the word forms of te reo (the language). This type of knowledge, acquired...

Brainwave activity that reveals knowledge of crime

An innovative research project that detects brain activity revealing individuals’ knowledge of criminal behaviour is delivering positive results for a University of Canterbury (UC) led research team. The project...

Acclaimed scholar wins 2019 UC Research Medal

University of Canterbury (UC) Ecology Professor Jason Tylianakis will receive the 2019 UC Research Medal, one of the highest awards the University Council can bestow. The UC Research Medal...

Without Paris Accord, emperor penguins are in dire straits: new study

“Basically, if we don’t hit the Paris Accord emissions goals, emperor penguins are in deep trouble,” says paper co-author UC scientist Dr Michelle LaRue, a Lecturer of Antarctic Marine Science in the School of...