Research Partnerships

We're proud to work collaboratively with organisations in the Waikato and Bay of Plenty Regions, across Aotearoa, and internationally. We strive to develop long-term relationships that are founded on mutual respect, resulting genuine research partnerships that benefit all involved.

Check out our national research partners that are listed below, which correspond to some of the local councils, businesses and research institutes that we are currently working with.

All of our researchers have strong international profiles, working with some of the very best universities in the world. As such, there are too many international collaborations that we could show, so instead we've listed the twenty universities that we've published the most with over the past three years.

Featured research partnerships

Reconciling our native beech trees with their estranged cousins

Understanding the role of mycorrhizas and soil nutrient stoichiometry in shaping forest patterns across the south temperate zone.
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BioHeritage Eco-index to help reverse biodiversity decline

BioHeritage Eco-index researchers are harnessing current knowledge in new ways with the goal of restoring our natural heritage – ngā taonga katoa. Does this make it better or worse?
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Modelling muscle twitches due to brain stimulation

How do electrical signals form at muscles as a result of transcranial magnetic stimulation of the brain?
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More plant diversity means less pesticides

Can increased plant diversity in grasslands enhance the natural control of insect herbivores and will that reduce their impacts on plants?
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National research partners

Bay of Plenty Regional Council
Dairy Goat Cooperative
Department of Conservation
Earthquake Commision
Genesis Energy
GNS Science
Hamilton City Council
Hawkes Bay Regional Council
Manaaki Whenua - Landcare Research
Plant and Food Research
Port of Tauranga
Priority One
Quayside Holdings
Rotorua Lakes Council
Taranaki Regional Council
Tauranga City Council
Waikato Medical Research Foundation
Waipa District Council

International collaborators

University of Aberdeen
University of Adelaide
Australian National University
University of Bristol
University of Bremen
University of California
Copenhagen University
University of Delaware
Griffith University
The University of Hong Kong
James Cook University
Macquarie University
University of Minnesota
Monash University
University of Oxford
University of Queensland
Stockholm University
University of Western Australia