This collection houses research from the Faculty of Science and Engineering at the University of Waikato.

  • The differential response of kelp to swell and infragravity wave motion

    Mullarney, JC; Pilditch, CA (ASLO: Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography, 2017)
    We present field measurements of the movement of the giant kelp Macrocystis pyrifera under wave forcing. We resolve the depth and frequency-dependent responses along the stipe and find different and counterintuitive patterns ...
  • Extracting the MESA SR4000 Calibrations

    Charleston, Sean A.; Dorrington, Adrian A.; Streeter, Lee; Cree, Michael J. (SPIE, 2015)
    Time-of-flight range imaging cameras are capable of acquiring depth images of a scene. Some algorithms require these cameras to be run in `raw mode', where any calibrations from the off-the-shelf manufacturers are lost. ...
  • An illustration of interdisciplinary science: Small-scale coils for transcranial magnetic stimulation

    Wilson, Marcus T.; Waas, Jake; Tang, Alex; Iyer, Kartik; Rodger, Jenny (2017)
    Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) is a commonly used medical technique for influencing the strengths of neural connections in the brain. It is used, for example, for treating major depression. In TMS, an electric ...
  • MRI Safe Electrodes for Spinal Cord Stimulation (SCS)

    Hartung, Dirk; Scott, Jonathan B.; McCabe, Steven Owen; Single, Peter (2017)
    Adding decoy filars and non-therapeutic decoy electrodes to therapeutic filars can divert and dissipate a significant fraction of captured RF energy in a distributed way along the lead. Simulated worst case local SAR values ...
  • Tectonomorphic evolution of Marie Byrd Land - Implications for Cenozoic rifting activity and onset of West Antarctic glaciation

    Spiegel, Cornelia; Lindow, Julia; Kamp, Peter J.J.; Meisel, Ove; Mukasa, Samuel; Lisker, Frank; Kuhn, Gerhard; Gohl, Karsten (Elsevier, 2016)
    The West Antarctic Rift System is one of the largest continental rifts on Earth. Because it is obscured by the West Antarctic Ice Sheet, its evolution is still poorly understood. Here we present the first low-temperature ...
  • Assessment of the performance of a turbulence closure model: along the tidally-influenced Kaipara River to the estuary, NZ

    Dejeans, Berengere S.; Mullarney, Julia C.; MacDonald, Iain T.; Reeve, Glen M. (2017)
    The success of many coastal management projects hinges on the ability to predict the dispersal and settling of sediment particles. Hydrodynamic models have enabled the efficient simulation of sediment transport scenarios ...
  • Development of low cost PM Ti alloys by thermomechanical processing of powder blends

    Raynova, Stiliana (Stella) Rousseva; Gabbitas, Brian; Bolzoni, Leandro; Yang, Fei (Trans Tech Publications, 2016)
    This research focuses on the development of low cost powder metallurgy (PM) Ti alloys suitable for application in PM thermomechanical processing with mechanical properties comparable to those of wrought Ti6Al4V alloy. The ...
  • Exploring rumen microbe-derived fibre-degrading activities for improving feed digestibility

    Moon, C.D.; Gagic, D.; Ciric, M.; Noel, S.; Summers, Emma Louise; Li, D.; Atua, R.M.; Perry, R.; Sang, C.; Zhang, Y.L.; Schofield, L.R.; Leahy, S.C.; Altermann, E.; Janssen, P.H.; Arcus, Vickery L.; Kelly, W.J.; Waghorn, G.C.; Rakonjac, K.; Attwood, G.T. (2014)
    Ruminal fibre degradation is mediated by a complex community of rumen microbes, and its efficiency is crucial for optimal dairy productivity. Enzymes produced by rumen microbes are primarily responsible for degrading the ...
  • Multi-inlet migration modeling for navigation channel management in Tabusintac Bay, Eastern Canada

    Leys, Vincent; Lehmann, Moritz K. (2016)
    In New Brunswick, Atlantic Canada, Tabusintac Bay’s multiple tidal inlets meander through narrow barrier islands and are prone to large storm-induced shifts, making navigation hazardous. A multi-evidence assessment comprised ...
  • Draft genome sequence of uncultured upland soil cluster gammaproteobacteria gives molecular insights into high-affinity methanotrophy

    Edwards, Collin R.; Onstott, Tullis C.; Miller, Jennifer M.; Wiggins, Jessica B.; Wang, We; Lee, Charles K.; Cary, S. Craig; Pointing, Stephen B.; Lau, Maggie C. Y. (2017)
    Aerated soils form the second largest sink for atmospheric CH₄. A nearcomplete genome of uncultured upland soil cluster Gammaproteobacteria that oxidize CH₄ at 2.5 ppmv was obtained from incubated Antarctic mineral cryosols. ...
  • Global Diversity of Desert Hypolithic Cyanobacteria

    Lacap-Bugler, Donnabella C.; Lee, Kevin K.; Archer, Stephen; Gillman, Len N.; Lau, Maggie C.Y.; Leuzinger, Sebastian; Lee, Charles K.; Maki, Teruya; McKay, Christopher P.; Perrott, John K.; de los Rios-Murillo, , Asunción; Warren-Rhodes, Kimberley A.; Hopkins, David W.; Pointing, Stephen B. (Frontiers Media SA., 2017)
    Global patterns in diversity were estimated for cyanobacteria-dominated hypolithic communities that colonize ventral surfaces of quartz stones and are common in desert environments. A total of 64 hypolithic communities ...
  • Deposition gradients across mangrove fringes

    Horstman, Erik M.; Mullarney, Julia C.; Bryan, Karin R.; Sandwell, Dean R. (2017)
    Observations in a mangrove in the Whangapoua Harbour, New Zealand, have shown that deposition rates are greatest in the fringing zone between the tidal flats and the mangrove forest, where the vegetation is dominated by a ...
  • An enhanced MOSFET threshold voltage model for the 6–300 K temperature range

    Dao, Nguyen Cong; Kass, Abdallah El; Azghadi, Mostafa Rahimi; Jin, Craig T.; Scott, Jonathan B.; Leong, Philip H.W. (Elsevier, 2017)
    An enhanced threshold voltage model for MOSFETs operating over a wide range of temperatures (6–300K) is presented. The model takes into account the carrier freeze-out effect and the external field-assisted ionization to ...
  • Spatially varying drag within a wave-exposed mangrove forest and on the adjacent tidal flat

    Mullarney, Julia C.; Henderson, Stephen M.; Reyns, Johan A.H.; Norris, Benjamin K.; Bryan, Karin R. (Elsevier, 2017)
    Mangroves have been shown to protect shorelines against damage from the combined hydrodynamic forces of waves and tides, owing to the presence of roots (pneumatophores) and tree trunks that enhance vegetative drag. However, ...
  • Dr Willem De Lange - Update Report for Mediation

    de Lange, Willem P. (2017)
    1 The Te Puru Group, involving 5 properties at the southern end of the Te Puru fan-delta, agreed to engage in ‘without prejudice’ discussions with Council. 2 I have previously prepared evidence for the Te Puru Group ...
  • Exploring, exploiting and evolving diversity of aquatic ecosystem models: A community perspective

    Janssen, Annette B.G.; Arhonditsis, George B.; Beusen, Arthur; Bolding, Karsten; Bruce, Louise; Bruggeman, Jorn; Couture, Raoul-Marie; Downing, Andrea S.; Alex Elliott, J.; Frassl, Marieke A.; Gal, Gideon; Gerla, Daan J.; Hipsey, Matthew R.; Hu, Fenjuan; Ives, Stephen C.; Janse, Jan H.; Jeppesen, Erik; Jöhnk, Klaus D.; Kneis, David; Kong, Xiangzhen; Kuiper, Jan J.; Lehmann, Moritz K.; Lemmen, Carsten; Özkundakci, Deniz; Petzoldt, Thomas; Rinke, Karsten; Robson, Barbara J.; Sachse, René; Schep, Sebastiaan A.; Schmid, Martin; Scholten, Huub; Teurlincx, Sven; Trolle, Dennis; Troost, Tineke A.; Van Dam, Anne A.; Van Gerven, Luuk P. A.; Weijerman, Mariska; Wells, Scott A.; Mooij, Wolf M. (Springer, 2015)
    Here, we present a community perspective on how to explore, exploit and evolve the diversity in aquatic ecosystem models. These models play an important role in understanding the functioning of aquatic ecosystems, filling ...
  • Anticipatory responses to pulsed resources: An introduction

    King, Carolyn M. (Taylor & Francis Group, 2013)
    Vigorous exchange of ideas is an essential part of the business of science. What makes that interaction so much more interesting than ordinary conversation is that, in science, ideas always have to be based on documented ...
  • Low-Cost α+β PM Ti Alloys by Fe/Ni Addition to Pure Ti

    Bolzoni, Leandro; Ruiz-Navas, Elisa María; Gordo, Elena (2016)
    Ti and its alloys can deliver a very interesting combination of properties such as low density, high strength, corrosion resistance and biocompatibility and, therefore, are very flexible materials which can be adapted to ...
  • Advancing tephrochronology as a global dating tool: applications in volcanology, archaeology, and palaeoclimatic research

    Lane, C.S.; Lowe, David J.; Blockley, S.P.E.; Suzuki, T.; Smith, V.C. (Elsevier, 2017)
    Layers of far-travelled volcanic ash (tephra) from explosive volcanic eruptions provide stratigraphic and numerical dating horizons in sedimentary and volcanic sequences. Such tephra layers may be dispersed over tens to ...
  • Animal olfactory detection of human diseases: Guidelines and systematic review

    Edwards, Timothy L.; Browne, Clare M.; Schoon, Adee; Cox, Christophe; Poling, Alan (Elsevier, 2017)
    Animal olfactory detection of human diseases has attracted an increasing amount of interest from researchers in recent years. Because of the inconsistent findings reported in this body of research and the complexity of ...

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