Successful deep lake field trip

The field team of Jamie Howarth (Victoria University), Sean Fitsimons (University of Otago) and Adelaine Moody (Victoria University) have just returned from sampling large/deep in central Canterbury – Lake Tekapo, Lake Ohau and Lake Pukaki. Using a special piece of equipment known as a Mackereth corer they collected cores up to 6 m in length. […]

Exploring the current and past health of New Zealand’s southern lakes

Otago’s lakes could hold clues to how past land use and climate change has affected New Zealand’s environment – and what might happen in the future. A team of scientists from GNS Science, the Cawthron Institute and the University of Otago will this week (June 22 – 28) start taking samples from coastal lakes close to […]

Professor Rewi Newman -election to the Academy of the Royal Society Te Apārangi

Congratulations Lakes380 team member  Professor Rewi Newman  (Victoria University) for his election to the Academy of the Royal Society Te Apārangi. A wonderful and very well-deserved achievement. You can hear Rewi talk with Kim Hill here:

Professor Stephen Meyers on inspiring scientific literacy

Lakes380 international collaborator Professor Stephen Meyers on inspiring scientific literacy through cultivating empathy Professor Stephen Meyers (University of Wisconsin-Madison) in conversation with social scientist Dr Charlotte Šunde (Cawthron Institute) discusses his field of paleoclimatology, and the ways in which the Lakes380 project is contributing internationally through an “encyclopaedia of lakes” that doesn’t exist elsewhere. Misrepresentation […]

Lakes380 and Whanganui school builds on link with Rotokawau/Virginia Lake

In Wanganui the Lakes380 team linked with Partnership Through Collaboration ( to educate students from Wanganui city college about lake health. This is captured in this article in the Wanganui chronicle.

Radio New Zealand Interview – A spotlight on NZ lakes – Lakes380 part 2

Sediment cores collected from the bottom of 380 New Zealand lakes are casting a spotlight on the lakes’ histories, revealing for the first time how they have changed over time in response to environmental impacts such as volcanic eruptions, the arrival of humans and land use intensification. “All up, it is two and a half […]