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Bug Alert!

Has a change in wetland vegetation resulted in a change in the abundance and diversity of aquatic macro –invertebrates and terrestrial invertebrates?

Organised by

East Taranaki Environment Trust

Taranaki Regional Council

Project details

  • Taranaki
  • Conservation
  • Ecology
  • Science
  • Biology
  • Environment

Project duration

May 2018 - May 2019

Funding awarded

$17,120.42 excl. GST (2018)
Participatory Science Platform

Can biofuel drive a go-kart?

Can students create an effective bioreactor system to grow algae and use it as an alternative fuel source? This project aims to investigate possible solutions to some major environmental issues.

Organised by

National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research Ltd

Z Energy

EVolocity

BANZ

The University of Auckland

NXT Fuels

Manukau Beautification Trust

Project details

  • Auckland
  • Engineering
  • Conservation
  • Science
  • Environment

Project duration

March 2018 - November 2018

Funding awarded

$16,850.00 excl. GST (2018)
Participatory Science Platform

CatMap

Investigating how domestic cats interact with sensitive natural areas and ways of altering cat behaviour to allow positive outcomes for pet cat welfare and endangered species conservation.

Organised by

MAIN Trust

Project details

  • Taranaki
  • Conservation
  • Science
  • Environment

Project duration

May 2018 - December 2018

Funding awarded

$19,937.00 excl. GST (2018)
Participatory Science Platform

Down the Drain

The project team will examine mitigating the effects of storm water from 3 major drains on the water quality of Lake Wanaka using restoration science and further targeted monitoring and education.

Organised by

The Touchstone Project

Project details

  • Otago
  • Maths and Statistics
  • Freshwater
  • Ecology
  • Technology
  • Environment

Project duration

July 2018 - June 2019

Funding awarded

$17,363.00 excl. GST (2018)
Participatory Science Platform

Electric Vehicle Battery Health: applying citizen science to check corporate specs

Drivers of 32 Nissan Leafs will be monitoring their electric vehicles using automatic data recording and upload equipment, to test a hypothesis that overheating causes accelerated degradation of battery energy holding capacity and range.

Organised by

Flip the Fleet

Project details

  • Otago
  • Maths and Statistics
  • Technology
  • Environment

Project duration

June 2018 - December 2018

Funding awarded

$20,000.00 excl. GST (2018)
Participatory Science Platform

Investigating air quality with under-fives

Can we develop a tool to measure air quality that will be interesting and understandable by children under five years of age? Early childhood education centres in South Auckland are working with scientists on this challenge.

Organised by

Good Seeds Children's Centre

Agape Aoga Amata

Puna O le Atamai Aoga Amata

Le Malelega Lotu Talapa

Akaiti Mangarongaro Punanga Reo Preschool

Project details

  • Auckland
  • Atmospheric sciences
  • Health
  • Environment

Project duration

October 2015 - December 2015

Funding awarded

$20,000.00 excl. GST (2015)
Participatory Science Platform