Landcare Research John is the leading rat biologist in the Waikato. His most significant contribution to conservation at the national and international level was his team’s discovery that possums eat native birds and their eggs…
In the Waikato we’re proud of our scientists, their research and their ground breaking discoveries.
Our thriving science and technology sector boasts the highest proportion of scientists and technicians in New Zealand, supported by strong tertiary organisations, a swathe of Crown Research Institutes and a rapidly growing innovation infrastructure. Whether in the lab or the field, our scientists help the Waikato contribute more than its fair share to the growth of science and entrepreneurial business.
Here, we share their stories, celebrate their discoveries and acknowledge their research and hard work. Let’s give them some kudos!