Upcoming ERI Seminars - 2023

(Usually every other Wednesday from 12:00 to 13:00)

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SpeakerDate & TimeRoomTitle/TopicRegistration Link
Dr. Sinead Leahy
(NZ Agricultural Greenhouse Gas Research Centre)
Wed 11 Oct, Noon-1pmS.G.01 (Hamilton)“Reducing agricultural greenhouse gases – a New Zealand perspective”Link
Prof. Gareth Enticott (Cardiff University)
& Prof. Iain White
Wed 15 Nov, Noon-1pmS.G.01 (Hamilton)“Learning from each other: What are the prospects for environmental policy mobility between Wales and New Zealand?Link
Alana Alexander
(University of Otago)
Wed 13 Dec, Noon-1pmS.G.01 (Hamilton)TBATBA
Matthew J. Prentice (University of Queensland)TBATBA (Hamilton)TBC: state-of-the-art 3D hydrodynamic and ecological modelling in aquatic ecosystems.TBA
Luke HarringtonTBATBA (Hamilton)“What does a climate crisis look like?”TBA

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Past Seminars and Recordings (2023-2019)

SpeakerDate & TimeTitleRecording
Mirco Woelfelscheider
(Leibniz Institute for Tropical Marine Research)
4 Oct 2023“Blue Carbon in coastal vegetated ecosystems: Understanding organic matter dynamics in coastal systems with a focus on mangroves in the frame of sea4soCiety”TBA
Jessica Rohde
(Victoria University of Wellington)
20 Sept 2023"Advancing your science communication practice with evaluation"Link
Guilherme Cassales
& Nick Lim
13 Sept 2023“Leveraging AI for time series forecasting in forestry and flood prediction"Link
Erin Hahn
(CSIRO, Australia)
16 Aug 2023

“Conservation time machine: Harnessing degraded DNA for wildlife protection”

Joel Vaneste
(Plant & Food Research)
12 July 2023"Is Pseudomonas syringae pv. actinidiae (Psa) still a threat  to the New Zealand kiwifruit industry?"Link
Albert Bifet21 June 2023"TAIAO - Green AI for Green Aotearoa"Link
Marie Magnusson24 May 2023"Biotechnology, from idea to implementation - the case of Asparagopsis"Link
Sabine Dittmann
(Flinders University)
22 Mar 2023"Translating science into management action:
Examples from coastal ecosystems in South Australia"
Kasey Barton
(University of Hawaii)
16 Mar 2023“Island Plant Functional Syndromes & Competition”Link
Hagen Buck-Wiese
(Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology)
8 Mar 2023"Pathways of carbon sequestration by carbohydrates in the ocean" 
Dr. Darren Coker (KAUST)16 Feb 2023"Reef fish communities in the Red Sea"Link
Aleicia Holland
(La Trobe University)
9 Nov 2022"Down the rabbit hole of dissolved organic matter in freshwater ecosystems" 
Prof Conrad Pilditch19 Oct 2022“The cumulative effects of multiple stressors – Erosion of resilience in coastal ecosystems”Link
Zhonghou Xu (NIWA)14 Sept 2022"Tsunami damage to New Zealand breakwaters - An experimental case study"Link
Prof Mark Denny
(Stanford University)
30 Aug 2022"Coping with unpredictable environmental extremes: Insights from intertidal copepods and limpets" 
Dr. Earl Bardsley17 Aug 2022“Onslow pumped storage and the green transition:
energy, the environment, and climate change adaptation”
Dr. Phil Mourot10 Aug 2022"A real-time flood impact prediction tool: from models to deployment in a multi-source environment"Link
Dr Chelsea Vickers (VUW)8 June 2022

“Algal microbiome enzymes: What are they and how can we use them for production of high value products and biocontrol agents?”

Dr Mike Packer
(Cawthron Institute)
11 May 2022

Algal Biotechnology: Application in Environmental Science and Protection

Dr. Julie Deslippe1 Dec 2021"Alpine ecosystem change" 
Dr. Janine Krippner17 Nov 2021"They said what??! Navigating science communication in the age of social media and scary headlines"Link
Prof Iain White &
Dr. Christina Hanna
3 Nov 2021"Managed Retreat(s) and the science-policy-practice interface" 
Dr. Rebecca Lawton22 Sept 2021"Algal Bioremediation: A novel biological treatment method for nutrient rich wastewater" 
Tame Malcolm
(Te Tira Whakamātaki)
8 Sept 2021“Mātauranga Māori and Biosecurity” 
Dr. Kiri Wallace
& BioHeritage Eco-Index Team
25 Aug 2021"The BioHeritage Eco-Index: a programme to guide investment in biodiversity"Upon Request
Dr. Adele Williamson28 July 2021"Replication and Repair Under Extreme Conditions: Lessons from Bacterial Super-Survivors"Upon Request
Dr. Anne Gaskett
(University of Auckland)
14 July 2021“Sensory ecology of seabirds and orchids”Upon Request
Dr. Stephen Archer
(Auckland University of Technology)
30 June 2021"Steps towards understanding the atmospheric microbiome"Upon Request
Dr Charlotte Alster16 June 2021"Assessing the temperature response of soil microbes to a changing climate"Upon Request
A/Prof Taciano Milfont2 June 2021"The psychology of environmental protection and exploitation"Upon Request
Prof Troy Baisden19 May 2021"Developing dual-isotope nitrate studies to understand the sources and fate of excess nitrogen in Aotearoa's freshwaters"Upon Request

Akuhata Bailey-Winiata

Megan Pareue Ranapia

Tyla Jade Kettle
5 May 2021"Potential exposure of coastal marae and urupā in Aotearoa New Zealand to sea level rise"

"A co-developed mātauranga Māori and science approach to inform marine research and management: A case study of the eleven-armed starfish, pātangaroa (Coscinasterias muricata) overabundance in Ōhiwa Harbour, Aotearoa New Zealand"

"Mātauranga Māori to inform understanding of population dynamics and health of pipi in Waihi estuary, Bay of Plenty"
Upon Request
A/Prof Melanie Ooi21 Apr 2021"Vision systems for the inspection of plants: Why we do it, and why we fail"Upon Request
Dr. Moritz Lehmann24 Mar 2021"Horizontal Variability in Lakes: Satellite-based assessment and implications for management"Upon Request
A/Prof Caroline Williams10 Mar 2021"Winter in a changing world: The critical importance of snow"Upon Request
Prof Jason Tylianakis
(University of Canterbury)
28 Oct 2020"Unravelling the Web of Life - Species interactions in a changing world"Upon Request
Dr. Erica Prentice14 Oct 2020"The Inflection Point Hypothesis: The relationship between the temperature dependence of enzyme catalyzed reaction rates and microbial growth rates"Upon Request
Paul Champion
7 Oct 2020"The freshwater flora of the Waikato: A 150 year history of change"Upon Request
Dr. Rupert Craggs
30 Sept 2020"Ecocultural technologies for rural and Māori community on-site treatment"Upon Request
Dr. Priscilla Wehi
(Manaaki Whenua)
23 Sept 2020"Plants and Indigenous ecological knowledge: a view from Māori oral tradition"Upon Request
Dr. Kristal Cain
(University of Auckland)
16 Sept 2020"Fiery females: Form, function & fitness"Upon Request
Dr. Ashley Mortensen
(Plant & Food Research)
9 Sept 2020"Population dynamics of feral and managed honey bees in New Zealand"Upon Request
A/Prof Richard Levy (GNS/Victoria University of Wellington)19 Aug 2020"Melting Ice and Rising Seas - Climate Change in Antarctica and its Impact on the Coastal Regions of Aotearoa"Upon Request
Erina Watene-Rawiri5 Aug 2020"Indigenous Tuna Management in Waikato, Aotearoa, New Zealand"Upon Request
Dr. David Chagné
(Plant & Food Research)
29 July 2020"Genome-wide patterns of genetic differentiation and demographic history in mānuka grown on Māori land"Upon Request
Dr. Monica Peters22 July 2020"#CITIZENSCIENCE principles, action & opportunities: International perspectives & the NZ context"Upon Request
Prof David Schiel
(University of Canterbury)
8 July 2020"Resilience of marine communities and the new abnormal: legacies of the 2016 Kaikōura"Upon Request
Dr. Anna Santure
(University of Auckland)
1 July 2020"Using conservation genomics to predict adaptive potential in the threatened New Zealand hihi"Upon Request
Dr. Jonni Hazeline Koia17 June 2020"Te Rep Tipu Research: Kaupapa Māori molecular and genomic research on taonga flora"Upon Request
Dr. Rebecca Gladstone-Gallagher
(University of Auckland)
31 July 2019"Disturbance and resilience in estuaries"Upon Request