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  • Analysis and comparison of Scalextric, SCX, and Carrera Digital slot car systems: A mechatronic engineering design case study

    Scott, Jonathan B.; Bradley, Neil; Gaylard, Carl; Nel, Kirsten; Seabright, Matthew; Tritscher, Daniel; Song, Chris; Harrison, Matthew; Kim, Mirae; Li, Victor (Faculty of Engineering, The University of Waikato, 2014-05)
    Digital slot cars operate by transmitting both power and data over a single pair of wires much like DCC-controlled model railways and some home automation systems. In this manuscript we analyse and compare the cars, track, ...
  • Aquatic ecology of Lake Rotokare, Taranaki, and options for restoration

    Hicks, Brendan J.; Bell, Dudley G.; Duggan, Ian C.; Wood, Susanna A.; Tempero, Grant Wayne (Environmental Research Institute, The University of Waikato, 2013)
    Lake Rotokare is a 17.8-ha natural lake in eastern Taranaki, located 12 km east of Eltham in the 230-ha Rotokare Scenic Reserve. In 2008, the Rotokare Scenic Reserve Trust completed construction of an 8.2-km predator proof ...
  • Assessment of fish populations in Lake Horowhenua, Levin

    Tempero, Grant Wayne (Environmental Research Institute, The University of Waikato, 2013)
    Lake Horowhenua (Waipunahau) is of substantial historical, cultural and recreational value to the people of the Horowhenua region. However, water quality and biodiversity within the lake has been in decline for a number ...
  • Barrett Bush management plan

    Bryan, Catherine Louise (Environmental Research Institute, The University of Waikato, 2012)
    The current vegetation pattern of Barrett Bush is the result of complex landscape changes of both recent and historic times. The most recent natural landscape changes occurred as the Waikato River meandered across the ...
  • Capacity-building activities related to climate change vulnerability and adaptation assessment and economic valuation for Fiji

    Kenny, Gavin J.; de Wet, Neil (The International Global Change Institute (IGCI), University of Waikato., 2000-11-02)
    The Terms of Reference for this work specified three objectives to the Fiji component: Objective 1a: to provide a prototype FIJICLIM model (covered under PICCAP funding) Objective 1b: to provide training and transfer of ...
  • Choosing the right microcontroller: A comparison of 8-bit Atmel, Microchip and Freescale MCUs

    Slade, Mel; Jones, Mark Hedley; Scott, Jonathan B. (Faculty of Engineering, The University of Waikato, 2011-11)
    When choosing a microcontroller there are many options, so which platform should you choose? There is little independent information available to help engineers decide which platform might best suit their needs and most ...
  • Climate change vulnerability and adaptation assessment for Fiji

    Feresi, Jone; Kenny, Gavin J.; de Wet, Neil; Limalevu, Leone; Bhusan, Jagat; Ratukalou, Inoke (The International Global Change Institute (IGCI), University of Waikato., 2000-01-20)
    All nations, including Fiji, that are signatories to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change(UNFCCC) are obliged to provide National Communications to the Conference of Parties (COP) of the UNFCCC. The ...
  • Climate change vulnerability and adaptation assessment for Fiji: Supplementary Fiji coastal impacts study

    Feresi, Jone; Kenny, Gavin J.; de Wet, Neil; Limalevu, Leone; Bhusan, Jagat; Ratukalou, Inoke (The International Global Change Institute (IGCI), University of Waikato., 2000-06-30)
    This document presents extended case studies of the impacts of climate change on the Fiji coast. In particular the study evaluates: 1. Coastal erosion at 3 representative sites on the coast of Viti Levu. 2. Inundation ...
  • The CLIMPACTS synthesis report: An assessment of the effects of climate change and variation in New Zealand using the CLIMPACTS system

    Warrick, Richard A.; Mullan, A.B.; Kenny, Gavin J.; Campbell, B.D.; Clark, H.; Austin, P.T.; Cloughley, C.G.; Flux, T.L.; Hall, A.J.; Harman, J.J.; McPherson, H.G.; Jamieson, P.D.; Mitchell, N.D.; Newton, P.C.D.; Parshotam, A.; Porteous, A.S.; Salinger, M.J.; Thompson, C.S.; Tate, K.R.; Ye, Wei (The International Global Change Institute (IGCI), University of Waikato, 2001-06)
    In the late 1980s, New Zealand undertook the first national assessment of climate change and its possible impacts on the country.The landmark report, reflecting the judgement of scores of national experts, called for greater ...
  • Community outcome processes as a forum for community governance

    Leonard, Lorraine; Memon, Ali (International Global Change Institute, University of Waikato, 2008-01)
    Research for this report is part of a project on evaluating the quality of planning and governance under the Local Government Act 2002 (LGA). This is the first of two complementary reports aiming to develop and test a ...
  • Development and validation of hydrolysis assays for seven species of exotic fish

    Banks, Jonathan C.; Hogg, Ian D. (Environmental Research Institute, The University of Waikato., 2014)
    Determining the distribution and presence of exotic taxa are significant challenges for eradication efforts and for restoration ecology. One method is detect the presence of introduced species that has shown promise is the ...
  • District plan implementation under the RMA: Confessions of a resource consent

    Day, Maxine; Backhurst, Michael; Ericksen, Neil; Crawford, Janet; Chapman, Sarah; Berke, Philip; Laurian, Lucie; Dixon, Jennifer; Jefferies, Richard; Warren, Tricia; Barfoot, Cushla; Mason, Greg; Bennett, Matthew; Gibson, Claire (2003-04-15)
    This report focuses on results from Phase 2 of PUCM - the quality of plan implementation in six district councils selected for their range of plan quality and capacity to plan. Only those results considered to be important ...
  • The effects of climate change and variation in New Zealand: An assessment using the CLIMPACTS system

    Warrick, Richard A.; Kenny, Gavin J.; Harman, J.J. (The International Global Change Institute (IGCI), University of Waikato., 2001-06)
    Along with a need to better understand the climate and biophysical systems of New Zealand, the need to develop an improved capacity for evaluating possible changes in climate and their effects on the New Zealand environment ...
  • Environmental performance outcomes and indicators for indigenous peoples: Review of literature

    Kennedy, Nathan; Jefferies, Richard (IGCI, The University of Waikato, 2009-07-31)
    The literature review in this report was the starting point for developing a Māori research strand (2003-2009) within the Planning Under Co-operative Mandates (PUCM) research programme (1995-2009). An early task of the ...
  • Evaluation of the Hamilton City Council plants for Gullies programme

    Clarkson, Bruce D.; Clarkson, Fiona Marie; Bryan, Catherine Louise (Environmental Research Institute, The University of Waikato, 2012)
    This evaluation found that the Hamilton City Council Plants for Gullies programme is successfully facilitating the restoration and enhancement of Hamilton City gullies by private gully owners. The mean number of native ...
  • Evaluation of vegetation and stream health within sites supported by the Hamilton City Council Plants for Gullies Programme

    Bylsma, Rebecca Johanna; Efford, Jackson Tai; Kirby, Catherine Louise (Environmental Research Institute, The University of Waikato, 2013)
    Between August 2012 and March 2013, the Environmental Research Institute, University of Waikato, conducted a survey of randomly selected Hamilton gully sites which had received plants from the Hamilton City Council’s Plants ...
  • Failure analysis of some Toyota Prius battery packs and potential for recovery

    Leijen, Peter; Scott, Jonathan B. (University of Waikato, 2011)
    The Toyota Prius battery pack consists of 38 individual battery blades, each blade contains 6 NiMH cells in series. This means that each pack contains 228 NiMH cells. Each cell has the potential to fail. This report ...
  • FIJICLIM description and users guide

    Kenny, Gavin J.; Ye, Wei; Warrick, Richard A.; de Wet, Neil (The International Global Change Institute (IGCI), University of Waikato., 2000-02)
    The FIJICLIM prototype is based on PACCLIM which was developed by the International Global Change Institute (IGCI) as part of the Pacific Islands Climate Change Assistance Programme (PICCAP) executed by the South Pacific ...
  • Fish biomass and gonad development in the Rotopiko (Serpentine) lakes

    Wu, Nicholas; Daniel, Adam Joshua; Tempero, Grant Wayne (University of Waikato, 2013)
    The Rotopiko (Serpentine) lake complex is one of the Waikato region’s few peat lake systems that contains primarily native aquatic plants. Retaining the natural state of the lakes has been considered a high priority by the ...
  • Fishing activity in the Waikato and Waipa rivers

    Hicks, Brendan J.; Allan, Dave G.; Kilgour, Jonathan T.; Watene-Rawiri, Erina M.; Stichbury, Glen; Walsh, Cameron (Environmental Research Institute, The University of Waikato, 2013)
    The purpose of this research project is to collate information regarding the recent use of fisheries resources in the Waikato River and Waipa River catchment areas. In particular, the project sought to summarise the ...