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    • What do the results from the IceCube Neutrino Detector teach us about Dark Matter? 

      Grayson, Stuart (University of Canterbury, 2017)
      Cosmological measurements have revealed that matter familiar to us makes up only approximately 5% of the energy density of our universe. The remainder has been labelled Dark Matter (about 26%) and Dark Energy (the rest). ...
    • What is Antarctica? A Teaching Resource in Experiential Education 

      Downer, Kate (1999)
      • What is Antarctica A close look at the Antarctic region Students- create a physical and biological Antarctic region Possible scenarios to the fate of the Antarctic region The Place of Science Students solve world problems ...
    • What on Earth Could Live on Mars? 

      Dobson, Wills (2014)
      This project explores the similarities and differences of climate between the Antarctic Dry Valleys and Mars. Specifically looking into possible locations where the cyanobacteria Chroococcidiopsis could survive. It goes ...
    • What relationship exists between Antarctic Coastal and Abyssal Benthic Marine Fauna? 

      Lowe, Sarah (University of Canterbury, 2002)
      Polar and deep-sea faunas both exist in similar conditions of cold and pulsed nutrient input. The theories of and evidence for the origin Of both global deep-sea and Antarctic shallow ',vater faunas are considered, and ...
    • What’s Happening with the Ozone Hole? 

      Ridgen, Jenny (University of Canterbury, 2002)
      Discovered by Schonbein in 1839, ozone (03) is a highly reactive and toxic form of oxygen with a pungent smell. It occurs both naturally and as an atmospheric pollutant at ground level. Ozone is found in low concentrations ...
    • What’s in a name? The toponyms of Ross Island, Antarctica 

      Wood, Ann (University of Canterbury, 2003)
      The purpose of this review is to identify the place-names of Ross Island, Antarctica and then to trace them back to their origins in the Heroic and Modern ages. The purpose of this review is to identify the place-names of ...
    • "The White Book" and Beyond: A look at the achievements of the ATS over the past 50 years, and what achievements we might expect over the next 50 years. 

      Idiens, Melissa; Jones, Belinda; Martin, Sinead; O'Brien, Greg (2009)
      December 1 st 2009 marked the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Antarctic Treaty in Washington D.C by the twelve original parties. As we are approaching the 50th anniversary of the Antarctic Treaty coming into force ...
    • Who Pays for a Managed Retreat? Lessons from the Christchurch Residential Red Zone 

      Noy, Ilan (2018)
      After the Christchurch earthquakes, the government declared about 8000 houses as Red Zoned, prohibiting further developments in these properties, and offering the owners to buy them out. The government provided two options ...
    • "Who wouldn't come down here to see such sights as these!": The Antarctic environment and the diary of Ritchie Simmers 

      Moffatt-Wood, Alex (2011)
      Ritchie Simmers began his diary entry for Thursday 29 January 1931: ‘Were I truly the realist which … I [recently] claimed to be I would merely enter for today “Gale, high sea” and leave it at that but the conditions ...
    • Why is the Regulation of Bioprospecting in Antarctica Lacking and What Could the Future Hold 

      Cunningham-Hales, Peggy (2017)
      Biological prospecting, or ‘bioprospecting’, involves developing products from the compounds obtained from living organisms, usually with commercial gain in mind. It is a controversial topic for Areas Beyond National ...
    • Why Kiwis fly south: an assessment of NZ's place in Antarctica 

      Calder-Steele, Nicole (2013)
      Place is a contested term. With many different definitions able to be used to define place in Antarctica, the definition decided on to conduct this research was: place can be noted when it has invested meaning given to ...
    • Wildlife Colonies in the Ross Sea 

      Kelman, Emma (2015)
      The Ross Sea region has a very unique assemblage of wildlife colonies, distributed throughout the region. They range from tiny algae and cyanobacteria in meltwater ponds in the McMurdo Dry ...
    • Windmills in Antarctica 

      McKenzie, Chris; Stephen, Kim; Xin, Zhang; Wagner, Matthias; Wainwright, Daniel (2010)
      Scott Base, the New Zealand research station on Ross Island in Antarctica was 100% dependent on fossil fuel and diesel generators to satisfy power and heat, until the summer of 2010. To cover this demand, the fuel was ...
    • The Winners and Losers of Climate Change: A Case of the Gentoo Penguins and Adelie Penguins 

      Riley, Madalyn A. (University of Canterbury, 2016)
      The aim of this review is to assess the scientific literature on the effects of climate change on Antarctic fauna with a focus on two pygoscelid penguins, the Adelie (Pygoscelis adeliae) and Gentoo (Pygoscelis papua) ...
    • A Woman's Place is - in Antarctica 

      Herbert, Andrea (2017)
      Historically dominated by men, the Antarctic environment today is a place that includes women. Are women continuing to break ground and move increasingly unquestioned in Antarctica, or has the process been completed? Is ...
    • Women in the Antarctic 

      Salem, Victoria (University of Canterbury, 2002)
      The participation of women in the Antarctic experience began late and they still constitute a minority group. A selected history of women's presence in the Antarctic is given, together with their reasons for being there ...
    • Women’s Changing Involvement in Antarctic National Programmes 

      Jakowetz, Elisabeth (University of Canterbury, 2005)
      AS a historically minority group in Antarctica, women now have a greater involvement in national Antarctic programmes. Changing attitudes, a more open society, education accessibility for women and improved facilities have ...
    • Working together as one? Exploring the implementation and community perceptions of catchment management in Samoa. 

      Apelu-Uili, Toiata (University of Canterbury. Waterways Center for Freshwater Management, 2015)
      Water is a constantly changing resource by way of the hydrological cycle. It is unevenly distributed and crosses boundaries of all kinds i.e. political, social, cultural and natural. Samoa is a small developing state ...
    • Working Towards a Sustainable Urban Community 

      Dale, Mary-Camillus (2002)
      This document Offers general guidance for those wishing to undertake new building and public space development at MCMurd0 station situated at 77050'53"S, 166040'06'E. It establishes some principles for the design of public ...
    • Youth participation and security – the case of Fiji 

      Vakaoti, Patrick (MACMILLAN BROWN CENTRE FOR PACIFIC STUDIESMACMILLAN BROWN CENTRE FOR PACIFIC STUDIES, 2016)
      Young people exist at the heart of security debates. A common position is to view them as anarchists, victims or opportunities. These images are evoked at the global level via events like the Arab spring revolutions of ...