Research in science

Our research is focused on key scientific issues of regional and global significance. We aim to engage in scientific innovation and excellence that better enables society to develop in an environmentally, socially and economically sustainable manner.

Andrea Alfaro
Kris Gledhill
Allan Blackman
Len Gillman
Owen Young
News
THE Rankings Sep 2019
Ecologist Dr Nicola Day
Hamideh Gholizadeh and Mark Winger
Sebastian Leuzinger and Martin Bader doing research with kauri trees
Whale and diver
THE Rankings Sep 2019
AUT moves up 50 places in world rankings
12 Sep, 2019
AUT is now in the top 1% of world universities and in the top 50 for research citations.
Ecologist Dr Nicola Day
Climate change report on Nature cover
23 Aug, 2019
AUT applied ecologist Dr Nicola Day has published paper on climate change in Nature which features on the cover.  
Hamideh Gholizadeh and Mark Winger
Scholarships for today and tomorrow
13 Aug, 2019
AUT student Hamideh Gholizadeh, has received not one, but two scholarships. Read her inspiring story.
Sebastian Leuzinger and Martin Bader doing research with kauri trees
Younger trees keep older kauri alive
26 Jul, 2019
AUT scientists conduct study of how a kauri stump is keeping itself alive by holding onto the roots of neighbouring trees.
Whale and diver
Tongan whales affected by tourism
18 Jul, 2019
AUT research shows that the intensive swim-with-whale tourism in Tonga is disturbing natural behaviour patterns.
Seyedehsara (Sara) Masoomi Dezfooli
Priyadarshana (Priya) Ajithkumar
Lari Dkhar
Egide Kalisa