Published on 26 November 2019

New Zealand Coastal Society Conference 2019

NZ Society Conference 2019

I spent the last couple of weeks in Southland as I attended the NZ Coastal Society conference in Invercargill.


Published on 19 September 2019

Winner of the School of Environment PG poster showcase!

Sediment dynamics on a wave-exposed tidal flat

As part of the 2019 School of Environment Postgraduate Research Showcase I decided to submit a poster presenting my on-going research.


Published on 6 September 2019

NZTracker.org goes live

Waitakere Ranges park ranger Dan Real identyifing prints at Piha beach

I teamed up with Auckland-based designer and keen conservationist Shaun Lee to develop a website to help the public identify wildlife tracks.


Published on 2 June 2019

Bathymetry profile with QGIS and Python

Bathymetry profile

There are several tutorials and articles out there, but this is what I did when I needed to plot a bathymetry profile across a set of points.


Published on 8 April 2019

Chasing lizards on Rangitoto and Motutapu islands

Suter's Skink in Motutapu Island, April 2019.

What was supposed to be a weekend counting shorebirds at Rangitoto and Motutapu islands turned into a little lizard survey by surprise.


Published on 13 March 2019

Auckland's west coast NNZD breeding summary

Three NNZD chicks, about two weeks old. Piha, January 2019.

The breeding season 2018-2019 is over and it looks like it hasn't been bad for the west coast. As far as I know a total of 10 chicks have successfully fledged but I expect the final count to be announced at the Auckland dotterel forum next April.