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Insects and spiders at school

Insects and spiders at school

I was invited to Willowbank Primary school in Auckland to talk to the kids about insects and spiders. The classes were really enthusiastic and had some great questions. After my presentation we did a fun activity identifying insects in leaf litter. These are the laminated identification sheets that I gave out to each group, but I […]

The importance of community involveme...

The importance of community involvement in ecological projects – reflections from #ERA2016conf

This week, many of the members of our lab attended the joint conference between the New Zealand Ecological Society and the Society for Ecological Restoration Australia.I’ve attended many ecological conferences, but I’ve never experienced such a strong theme of community involvement. Importantly, many of the talks I attended expressed the need not just to do […]

DAAD Communications workshop

DAAD Communications workshop

Every year the DAAD (German academic exchange service) have a meeting for their RAMP mentorship program. I have been lucky enough to have been involved for the last three years. The first year as a prospective mentee and the second year giving a presentation about my successful mentor relationship. This year I was given the […]

Why all PhD’s should do a 3 min...

3MT-2B2

I recently competed in the 3 minute thesis (3MT) competition. Sitting down and trying to summarise 3 years of work into 3 mins is a very hard task, especially when trying to make it accessible to a general audience. It really makes you take a step back and remember what’s important about your work. Why […]

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