Month: July 2023

Ngā Pī Ka Rere spotlight: Pejman (Sami) Alighaleh realises his passion in his second Master’s

Ngā Pī Ka Rere spotlight: Pejman (Sami) Alighaleh realises his passion in his second Master’s Sami 2

Sami was born in a small city of Behshahr in Iran, wedged between the sea and the jungle. “One of my favourite activities growing up was walking in the jungle,” he says. In the jungle, Sami’s curiosity was sparked by the diverse plant life around him.   “I wanted to know about the tree species […]

Wānanga rejuvenates with ‘care-full’ science

Wānanga rejuvenates with ‘care-full’ science 4

Lara Taylor (Ngāti Tahu – Ngāti Whaoa) hosted and convened the wānanga, with support from Manaaki Whenua Senior Researcher Alison Greenaway. “E Oho is to awaken, to arise,” says Alison. “For this wānanga, I interpreted E Oho as that reaction that we have when we deeply learn something, physically feeling it in our bodies.” The […]

Cultural exchange spotlights kanakana conservation

Cultural exchange spotlights kanakana conservation Cultural Yakama Nation Group Pic

Older than the asteroid impact that killed the dinosaurs, lamprey (kanakana) are a lineage of jawless fish known for their toothy sucker mouths, and their metamorphic lifecycle which includes both freshwater and marine phases. Kanakana males have pelican-like pouches, which may be used to brood eggs, or even gather nesting material. All round a fascinating […]

High-density laser scanning – a thing of beauty and function

High-density laser scanning – a thing of beauty and function High Density 1

High-density laser scanners emit hundreds of thousands of non-visible light pulses per second. Pulses bounce off an object’s surface, and these reflections are detected by the scanner. “Based on mathematical processes,” said Malte during his presentation, “the location of the reflection is stored as a point in three-dimensional space.” This results in a “point cloud”. […]

Researching BioHeritage impact – a Science Excellence and Impact Pou update

Researching BioHeritage impact – a Science Excellence and Impact Pou update Impact Pou

The Re-Evaluating Impact research team that sits within this pou has been tasked with quantifying the effect of BioHeritage’s approach on traditional science metrics, such as publications, and identifying other (new) metrics that may better describe science excellence and impact. Researchers are pulling information from the Challenge’s extensive publication and reporting database, including the diversity […]

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