Associate Professor Karin Bryan

From surf breaks in New Zealand to estuaries in the Mekong Delta, research by Associate Professor Karin Bryan is helping to conserve and restore important coastal environments. Beaches and estuaries are affected by sediments and nutrients carried into them by rivers, as well as the impact of waves, tidal currents and wind. Karin has dedicated…

Dr. Andrew Swales

Dr Andrew Swales’ research has enhanced our understanding of a controversial and pressing coastal management issue. Mangroves are commonly blamed for trapping sediment and significantly changing the depth and character of our harbours and estuaries. Dr Swales’ work on the inner Hauraki Gulf and Firth of Thames coastlines, has conclusively linked sedimentation on these coasts…

Dudley Bell

Dudley Bell’s technical and management expertise has been instrumental to outstanding scientific research outcomes at the University of Waikato. A key example of his work is his role in developing the first fully functional electrofishing boat (Hiko Hi Ika), which has been integral to the production of many research reports on the status of freshwater…

Farm Medix

Mastitis is a concern within the dairy industry for animal welfare reasons and cost, both in terms of treatment and lost production. Cows that show no symptoms but carry the disease contribute to its persistence in the herd. Giving dry cows a blanket dose of antibiotics is a common practice to ‘insure’ against mastitis but…

Kerry Allen

A passionate advocate for our primary sector, Kerry is securing its future by pioneering a robust agribusiness programme for New Zealand secondary schools. After growing up on her parents’ farm, Kerry studied at Lincoln, moved into teaching Ag/Hort Science at secondary school level and has for many years been the driving force behind the New…