School of Environment


  • Distinction awards presented to top environment researchers
    02 October 2018
    The School of Environment hosted its annual Research Distinction Awards evening on Tuesday 2nd October 2018.
  • Women in science – a celebration of NZ pioneers
    19 September 2018
    Pioneering women scientists who helped pave the way for others are being honoured as part of Women’s Suffrage 125 celebrations by having the University of Auckland’s science departments and schools named after them for one week.
  • Major funding for University of Auckland science research
    13 September 2018
    A non-invasive laser probe to detect prostate cancer and developing high-value products from seaweed are just two research projects at the University of Auckland awarded funding from this year’s Endeavour and Smart Ideas science fund allocation.
  • International honour for Professor Le Heron
    03 August 2018
    Professor Richard Le Heron has been awarded an International Geographical Union Lauréat d’honneur by the IGU Commission and is being presented with this award at the IGU-CAG Regional Conference in Quebec, Canada.
  • University of Auckland professor announced as new Chief Science Advisor
    12 June 2018
    Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern visits the University of Auckland today to announce Professor Juliet Gerrard will take up the role of Prime Minister’s Chief Science Advisor.
  • Distinguished Scholarship Award
    01 June 2018
    Professor Robin Kearns from the School of Environment has been awarded the Melinda S Meade Distinguished Scholarship Award in Health and Medical Geography.
  • Curious kids explore the super STEM Fair at MOTAT
    23 April 2018
    MOTAT was inundated with a gaggle of excited and curious young scientists in early April at the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) Fair
  • New PhD Leadership Development Programme launches this month
    20 April 2018
    Four doctoral candidates from the Faculty of Science have been accepted into a new leadership development programme with The New Zealand Leadership Institute (NZLI).
  • Funding to investigate potential seismic sources in Auckland
    06 April 2018
    Dr Jennifer Eccles has been awarded a Planet Earth Fund grant from the Scientia Trust to investigate potential seismic sources in Auckland.
  • Building more houses does not make them affordable
    21 March 2018
    Professor Laurence Murphy says relying on simply building more houses is not an effective pathway to generating affordable housing as the market is very good at producing market prices. He discusses the challenges of Special Housing Areas with NBR.
  • Drones will be used to investigate Auckland's big landslide threats as part of EQC-funded study
    11 March 2018
    Dr Martin Brook will be will using drones to take a closer look at how land is moving on 10 slopes in different parts of Auckland. Detailed images captured by the drones will be fed into software that creates 3D models of the ground and compared to laser-generated Lidar data, revealing how much the ground has shifted.
  • Faculty of Science Postdoctoral Society
    09 March 2018
    The Postdoctoral Society is going from strength to strength since their inaugural research symposium in 2016.
  • Researchers find that Tuvalu is growing
    15 February 2018
    With sea levels rising dramatically as a result of climate change, low-lying Tuvalu is often considered to be sinking. But a team of researchers from the University of Auckland have found that it has actually grown. Listen to Dr Murray Ford's interview with Radio NZ.
  • Australian Research Council Discovery Programme Grant Success
    01 December 2017
    Congratulations to Professor Kathy Campbell, Dr Pedram Hekmati and Dr Agnieszka Leszczynski on being awarded grants as overseas Partner Investigators from the Australian Research Council Discovery Programme round.
  • Between a rock and a good place
    30 November 2017
    Professor Kathy Campbell’s prestigious election as a Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand in October 2016 is the culmination of a lifetime’s passion for geology, and a strong drive to communicate her love and understanding of science to the world.
  • Southern seas warming faster than northern New Zealand
    08 November 2017
    Three of the longest-running sea temperature records in the Southern Hemisphere have been analysed by scientists and show that while coastal waters near Auckland are not getting any warmer, southern New Zealand and Tasmania are.
  • Major funding boost for Science at University of Auckland
    02 November 2017
    Thirteen research projects across mathematics, computer science, cosmology, astrobiology, biological sciences, statistics, chemistry and psychology are funded with $8,778,000 from the Marsden Fund for 2017.
  • Join 233 cities in Climathon
    20 October 2017
    The University of Auckland is hosting Auckland's first ever Climathon over 24 hours on 27 October. Read Dr Cate Macinnis-Ng's blog about the impact of climate change on our native forests.
  • Keeping islands clean with litter art
    13 October 2017
    Dr Marie McEntee and Joe Fagan From the School of Environment are leading a project with Aotea (Great Barrier Island) locals and schools to clean up beaches, analyse the rubbish and create art from it.
  • Distinction awards presented to top environment researchers
    09 October 2017
    The School of Environment hosted its annual Research Distinction Awards to celebrate the work of environment researchers, with awards for outstanding publications, theses, early career contributions and research communication.