Whakahokia te mauri o Oporoa

Lake Oporoa Restoration Plan The Lakes380 team is very proud to have contributed to the recently published Whakahokia te mauri o Oporoa – Lake Oporoa Restoration plan.

Something in the water

Cawthron researcher and Lakes380 co-leader Dr Susie Wood talks to Turnstone writer Melanie Newfield about cyanobacteria.

If we think long-term….

“If we think long-term, and bring our communities on board, I think we can bring most of our lakes back to good health.” Following on from the announcement that 45% of Aotearoa NZ’s lakes are in poor health, researcher Dr Sean Waters explains to 1NewsNZ why he is hopeful about the future, and how investment in innovative restoration […]

Lakes380 in the media!

The Lakes380 team featured on TV last night and this morning. Watch the 1NewsNZ story which aired last night. You can also watch Cawthron’s Dr Susie Wood‘s appearance on Breakfast this morning here – https://lnkd.in/gHZzD7ft

New animated eDNA video!

eDNA explorers – discovering life in the lakes of Aotearoa – is a new animated video produced by the team. The video explains eDNA and how it can be used to detect species in lakes! The video was written, produced and animated by science communications student Iona Rachilde while undertaking a summer internship at Cawthron […]

New lake water quality app

Lakes worldwide are facing a major problem – human activity is causing their health to decline. But a new innovative eDNA based method create by Lakes380 researchers has the potential to revolutionise lake health monitoring. Traditional monitoring methods are resource-intensive and require frequent sampling over multiple years, but this new method detects bacteria using eDNA […]

A new lakes-focused teaching resource

In collaboration with the Science Learning Hub, the Lakes380 team have been working on Aotearoa-specific teaching resources on lake science. Eleven resources have been co-developed with the team at ‘the Hub’; six articles, four activities and an interactive activity– covering different types of lakes in Aotearoa, interpreting sediment core data, environmental-DNA, and using He reo […]

Congratulations Jamie Howarth

Congratulations Lakes380 Science Leader Jamie Howarth – winner of the McKay Hammer Award in 2022. The top GeoScience award in Aotearoa-New Zealand!!! Jamie’s foundational work has used lake sediment cores to understand earthquake history and help predict the likelihood of further events in Aotearoa-New Zealand. In Lakes380 Jamie has been buidling all the chronology (age […]

Congratulations Georgia

Congratulations to Lakes380 PhD student Georgia Thomson-Laing who was recognised recently at Waitī Waitā – the New Zealand Freshwater Science Society Conference for her amazing research. Georgia was awarded the Best Oral Presentation for her talk exploring the use of environmental DNA to detect and track the impact of European Perch in Lake Pounui. Congratulations […]

Congratulations Caitlin Wheeler

Congratulation to Lakes380 Masters Student Caitlin Wheeler from Massey University for receiving the New Zealand Freshwater Science Society Scholarship in Freshwater Research This scholarship is to support postgraduate research to gain a deeper understanding of any aspect of freshwater environments in Aotearoa. Caitlins Masters research focuses on using sediment cores and a mixture of analysis […]

New documentary featuring global lake expert Dame Carolyn Burns

The national Lakes380 research programme led by GNS Science and Cawthron Institute has released a new documentary film featuring world-renowned limnologist Emerita Professor Dame Carolyn Burns of the University of Otago. Produced by Cawthron Institute social scientist Dr Charlotte Šunde with funding support from the New Zealand Freshwater Sciences Society, the interview with Dame Carolyn […]

Charlotte Šunde on Waatea News

A great interview from Cawthron Social Scientist Charlotte Sunde on Waatea News. Charlotte provides insights in to the recently released documentary ‘Te Pātaka Kai o Tūwiriroa’.

Article about Andrew Rees

Reconstruction for restoration – Read a great article about Andrew Rees and the Lakes380 programme published on the Victoria University of Wellington website.

Katie Brasell – Southern eDNA society seminar

Lakes380 team member Katie Brasell recently presented some of her PhD research to the Southern eDNA Society. In her talk titled – “A shaky past: natural pulse disturbance and multi-trophic resilience in a pristine NZ lake revealed with sedDNA” Katie explains why studying a lake with a natural disturbance cycle is important for better understanding […]

Three short films released

Language loss and recovery – a Kāi Tahu story Within three generations, te reo Māoriis almost extinct in our native villages here.” Cousins Steve Bryant and Ian Bryant share personal memories of growing up with their Māori heritage and language suppressed. For Kāi Tahu today, there is a renewed focus on their indigenous language and […]