October 31, 2023
Dr Rebecca Lawton | University of Waikato Senior Lecturer in Marine Science and Aquaculture
Many people rely on kelp in their everyday lives – it’s added to shampoo, face cream and food products such as yoghurt. Kelp forests also provide habitat, food, and shelter for some of our favourite kaimoana and taonga species. Kelp is under threat from ocean warming and marine heatwaves.
Dr Rebecca Lawton, a marine biologist at the University of Waikato has been awarded a Rutherford Discovery Fellowship from the Royal Society Te Apātangi to find out why.