NIWA is sponsoring the 27th annual fertiliser and lime research centre workshop, held in Palmerston North on the 18 - 20 February.
The workshops are a means for information transfer amongst industry, scence, policy and regulatory personnel concerned with primary production in New Zealand.
NIWA is sponsoring Aquatic Science at the interface, a joint conference for the:
The conference is being held in Hamilton, for more information see the Aquatic science at the interface website
After 150 years of research, one might assume that we have a fairly complete picture of the invertebrate communities in New Zealand streams and rivers. However new research suggests that high altitude streams have distinctly different, poorly-known, biological communities.
River flows - April to June 2012
The three month picture (on the right) shows the extreme dryness across most of the country, and the after effect of a wet April over East Cape and Hawkes Bay.
River temperatures April to June
Autumn river water temperatures were mostly in the range 8 to 16oC and tended to be slightly higher in the north and at lower altitude.
Marine extremes and everything inbetween is a joint conference between the Australian Marine Sciences Association and the New Zealand Marine Sciences Society (AMSA-NZMSS).
NIWA is sponsorsing prizes for the best student oral and poster presentations at the conference .
For more information about go to the AMSA-NZMSS website
NIWA is developing a model to help predict the effects of land-use change on nutrient concentrations in estuaries. Follow the links to read the project pages on the CLUES estuarine toolkit.
Seagrass meadows provide vital habitat for juvenile fish, but are disappearing at an alarming rate in many places. NIWA scientists are finding out more about the role seagrass plays in the life of young fish.
What will future land use and climate change do to sediments entering southern Tauranga Harbour? To find out, Environment Bay of Plenty commissioned NIWA to model the sources and fates of sediments under various scenarios over a 50-year period.