Massey University

For male weta, big is better

(PhysOrg.com) -- For a male tree weta, size really is everything. In six of the seven species in New Zealand the males all sport a distinctly large head, and the bigger the head, the better the chance of mating.

Nov 18, 2011
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Class size matters to those who struggle most

Research shows that class size does matter; and that it matters most for socio-economically disadvantaged learners, the very groups that the Government says it is most concerned about, says Massey University Professor of ...

Feb 03, 2012
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Boaters need to be mindful of dolphins

Boaties heading out into the Hauraki Gulf over the summer need to take greater care in sharing the water, Massey researchers say, as they uncover the impact of collisions between vessels and marine mammals ...

Jan 31, 2014
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Marine reserves havens for large snapper

The new study led by scientists from Massey University's Coastal-Marine Research Group (CMRG) has estimated the effects of three Hauraki Gulf marine reserves on snapper, by comparing numbers of fish inside ...

Apr 01, 2014
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The flight of the frisky tui

New Zealand's endemic tui (Prosthemadera novaseelandiae) have a tendency to 'jump the fence' when looking to breed, a study by Massey University researcher Dr Sarah Wells shows.

Nov 12, 2014
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Gaming machines affecting well-being

(PhysOrg.com) -- Electronic gaming machines have a detrimental impact upon the lives of those who use them and their associates, according to new research.

Dec 22, 2008
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Humans not always to blame for rarity

(PhysOrg.com) -- New research shows people may not be responsible for the rarity of a native tree species – a finding that could change how conservation is approached.

Apr 14, 2011
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