Work by Dr Ian Duggan, Associate Professor Jacob Edmond, Professor Sally Brooker, and Associate Professor Maan Alkaisi is highlighted in this issue of the Marsden Update, as well as results from the 2012 funding round.
This issue of the Marsden Update highlights three books written by Associate Professor Greer Garden, Professors Alison Jones and Kuni Jenkins, and Professor Rod Downey, which resulted from their Marsden-funded research, as well as results from the 2011 funding round.
The November 2010 issue of the Marsden Fund update opens with Dr Julie Rowland’s grant to explore how faults form when the Earth’s crust tears apart due to tectonic plate processes. It also has the results of the 2010 round, including the highlights in funding for 2010.
This issue of the Marsden Update leads with a research team from Victoria University working on detecting trace quantities of molecules in substances, using a new technique called Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy. It also contains the results of the 2009 funding round, including the full list of recipients and the highlights in funding for 2009.
The October 2009 issue of the Update has new insights into the earth’s eco-systems after the last ice age, thanks to sub-antarctic bull-kelp. It also profiles some of the research projects which are utilizing the Vision Matauranga policy.
For May 2009, the Update features an article on Professor Andy Cockburn’s research into developing more efficient computer interfaces. In addition to a fascinating piece on different communication processes in Maori and pakeha workplaces, there is also a final comment from the outgoing Chair of the Marsden Fund Council, Dr Garth Carnaby.
The Marsden Update for October 2008 features a piece on calcium signalling and its importance to our bodies. There is also an article on the effects of Rogernomics and the new manager of the fund, Dr Dean Peterson, is introduced.
In the March 2008 issue of the Marsden Update, a new book by a group of Waikato University researchers on the history of the Moko is profiled; along with articles on New Zealanders experience with local government, and the origins of the Triplefin fish species.
The October 2007 issue of the Update has the results of the 2007 funding round, it also includes the full list of grant recipients and highlights some of the more notable projects to be given funding.
For the August 2007 issue of the Update, there is a feature article on Ancient Greek and Roman theories on time. There are also pieces on the history of the Chatham Islands and how the human body regulates fat storage by itself.
Beginning with a feature on how quickly trees can process carbon, the April 2007 issue of the Update also has a profile of Professor Margaret Brimble and a piece on young people’s attitudes to drinking.
The first issue of the Update for 2007 has a piece on the migratory patterns of Rats, which are being tracked by their genetic coding. It also has articles on the evolution of parasites and highlights some current research projects being supported by the fund.
The October 2006 issue of the Update features the results of the 2006 funding round and lists the recipients of grants. It also has some commentary from the Chair of the Council, on recent publicity in the media.
For August 2006, the Marsden Update has features on the disease which is having dramatic effects on the Cabbage tree, the effects of sleep on the human brain, and some recently published books which have resulted from Marsden grants.
This issue of the Update has a large feature on a top research team’s efforts to understand the behaviour of volcanoes, using Mt Ruapehu as an example. It also profiles two new Marsden Council members.
The Marsden Update for December 2005 commemorates the tenth birthday of the fund and features contributions from current and former science ministers, highlights in funding over the course of the fund’s life, and articles on current research projects.
Beginning with the funding announcements for the 2005 funding round, the October 2005 issue of the Update also features a piece on the research project being led by Dr Shane Cronin in a bid to monitor the long expected Mt Ruapehu Lahar.
The June 2005 issue of the Marsden Update begins with a feature on a new book on the origins and evolution of New Zealand English by Associate Professor Elizabeth Gordon. There are also pieces on Canterbury University’s ring laser and Professor Richard Blaikie’s work on creating the perfect lens.
The January 2005 issue of the Marsden Update features an article on Coral reef formation in the Maldives, and also includes pieces on the early 20th century cure for syphilis and monitoring of wildlife populations.
The October 2004 issue of the Update features the full list of proposals to be offered funding in the 2004 funding round, and also highlights some of the more interesting proposals.
This issue of the Marsden Update begins with research into why over 95% of New Zealand’s woody flora is ‘evergreen’ by Drs Matt McGlone and David Whitehead of Landcare Reseach. It then highlights other projects including, the mysteries of Antarctic sea ice and the numerical modelling of fluid flow.
The April 2004 issue of the Update begins with Dr Jenni Adams’ work on detecting neutrino particles from space in Antarctic ice, it also has the parasite populations of New Zealand mudflats and a piece on the poems of Robin Hyde.
The Marsden Update for December 2003 starts with new uses for an instrument known as a ‘Selective ion Flow Tube’ and also includes articles on cool-water limestones and an update on books which have been published due to support from the fund.
The Marsden Update for September 2003 starts with the funding announcements for the 2003 funding round. It also features the funding highlights for 2003, and developments in the fight against flesh-eating bacteria.
The July 2003 issue of the update starts with an article on Grass Grub disease caused by horozontal gene transfer, it also includes pieces on cosmic noise, the electrical activation of the heart, and the relationship between charity and state welfare.
For the April 2003 issue, the Update features a piece on the songs and dances of the people of Takuu Atoll, which Richard Moyle is recording for preservation. It also has the numbers of preliminary proposals for the 2003 round.
Beginning with a piece on cellular gap junctions, the December 2002 issue of the Marsden Update also has the release of a survey on bullying in our secondary schools and an article on various books which are being written as a result of Marsden funding.
This issue of the Marsden Update has a fascinating article on Maori Newspapers dating back to the 1840s. It also has some of the funding highlights for 2002 and an introductory column from the new Manager, Dr Don Smith.
The June 2002 issue begins with Juliet Gerrard’s work on Protein Crosslinking, and follows on with the Habitat and reproduction of Tuatara.
The March 2002 issue of the Update begins with the revelation that New Zealand forests were directly impacted by the asteroid that wiped out the dinosaurs. it also contains the final numbers for the 2002 preliminary proposal round, and a piece how the role of water in igniting coal.
The Marsden Update for December 2001 starts with a piece on the deep sea extinctions of sea life. This is accompanied by an article on the ongoing effects of Marsden Funding for researchers, and one on our ideal mate standards for intimate relationships.
This issue of the Marsden Update features with the results of the 2001 funding round and some of the highlights in funding for that year. It also has a piece on the origins of whitebait, and one on the Paua’s defence mechanisms.
In the July 2001 edition of the Marsden Update, Professor Paul Callaghan’s research on surfactant molecules is featured; while rock sponges, weta evolution, and price stability are also highlighted.
This issue of the Marsden Update includes the results of the preliminary proposal round for 2001 and a feature on the ability of fish to smell their food, it also has an article on albino pollens.
Beginning with an article on blood sampling having behavioural effects on the Hihi Stitchbird, the December 2000 issue of the Marsden Update also includes a profile of Ernest Marsden and a preview of an upcoming book on Robin Hyde.
The Marsden Update for September 2000 features the results for the 2000 funding round. The Update also runs through some of the funding highlights for 2000, and a piece on how paper-rock-scissors provides insights into how species compete with one another.
Beginning with a piece on the Methane absorbing properties of the curly-leaved pondweed, the June 2000 edition of the Update also features an article on the dominance of the Otago region in the early years of the New Zealand publishing industry.
This issue of the Marsden Update features a cover story on a breakthrough in anti-sense technology by Marsden Fund researchers, a story on the ‘New Zild’ accent, and a short analysis of why the Hectors Dolphin is in decline.
The Marsden Update for December 1999 brings us a profile of Professor Andrew Carstairs-McCarthy’s work on Human speech development, and a breakthrough in the use of marine Mussel protein molecules to heal wounds.
The September 1999 issue features the results of the funding round for 1999, and includes some of the highlights in funding for that year.
This issue of the marsden Update reports on a study by Otago University researchers on the development of a baby’s memory, and the influence of the printing press in 19th century New Zealand.
The March 1999 issue of the Marsden Update features a piece on the navigational abilities of Rainbow Trout and the mystery of how animals navigate. It also features articles on how Weta survive alpine freezes, plant photosynthesis, and nano-transistors on microchips.
This issue contains the results of the 1998 funding round and the panel convenor reports for the round. It also features the Marsden Awards for 1998 and highlights some examples of research being supported by the fund.
Beginning with an obituary to Michael Prebble, this issue of the Update also includes the 1998 Preliminary Proposal round results, and the panel convenor reports on the preliminary round.