Environmental Science

Student Research Spotlight: Leonie Peti

What sediments can tell us about climate change In order to understand recent and future climate change, we need to be able to understand the climate of the past. The continuous cycle of sedimentation in volcanic maar lakes can provide the perfect record of climate history – provided you know where to look! Auckland City, …

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Student Research Spotlight: James Hooper

Going back in time to understand the South American climate The Andean Puna-Altiplano plateau is the nexus between two extreme regions. On one side resides the arid Atacama Desert, and on the other sits the humid Amazon Basin. The plateau acts as a climatic barrier, where cool mid-latitude winds from the Pacific Ocean meet warm, moist …

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Student Research Spotlight: Sarah McDonald

How does storm-water runoff affect aquatic organisms? Storms can be problematic for organisms living in urban aquatic environments, as the stormwater sweeps large quantities of metal contaminants from our cities and roads into stormwater drains, and out into the ecosystems of local wildlife. The effect is a short, but intense, exposure to these toxins. Our …

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