Welcome to the School of Biological Sciences
The School of Biological Sciences is a vibrant community where research and learning can be fascinating and fun. Our outlook on Biology spans all types of organisms, all scales of biological systems - from molecules to ecosystems - and all research perspectives - from energetics to evolution.
Centres and Facilities
| Emma Puloka, studying towards a Bachelor of Science with Honours in Environmental Science
Events and Announcements
2013 Seminar Series: Next Seminar Thursday 23 May, 12pm – 1pm
Making an impact: what do we really know about the ecological consequences of alien plant invasions?
Professor Philip Hulme
Bio-Protection Research Centre
PhD scholarship in freshwater ecology (10 May 2013) There is PhD position to study to investigate the effectiveness of riparian management and rehabilitation in agricultural streams. A PhD stipend of $25,000 NZD plus fees and research expenses is available. Applications close 31 July.
Changes in NZ's marine environment under scrutiny (22 May 2013)
UC marine expert Professor David Schiel is investigating human-induced and natural long-term changes in ocean forces and sea temperatures around the country.
Predators attack NZ falcon nests (8 May 2013)
University of Canterbury researchers have found that that feral cats, stoats and hedgehogs are likely to be the biggest threats to ground-nesting New Zealand falcons.
Research with Fonterra to improve dairy products (19 April 2013)
Consumers worldwide are looking increasingly at healthy food to improve their well-being that is delivered in a convenient format.
Cows could be contributing to whitebait decline (26 March 2013)
A University of Canterbury researcher is investigating whether increased nutrients in streams could be having an impact on New Zealand's whitebait fishery.