Darwin and the Sandwalk: Open plan offices

Increasingly we are coming under pressure to move into open plan office environments in all walks of life. This can come as a shock to most academics who are often introverted by nature and are good at beavering away in their own offices. I can’t imagine the Victorian scientists being…

When history is evolution: the seals of Banks Peninsula

Recently, I caught up with an old school friend. It seems a long time since we played aspects of the same character in the musicalĀ “I was a teenage Jekyll and Hyde” at South Otago High School. Brent has a successful career as a history teacher, publishing text books and generally…

What’s up with NZ sand dune habitats? Do a PhD and find out

Opportunity for PhD study: Quantifying ecosystem function in New Zealand sand dune habitats Understanding causes of variation in ecosystem function is critical for conserving and restoring ecosystems in the face of global change processes, such as climate change, land use change and species invasions. Key functions of sand dune ecosystems…