Published on 28 November 2022

Analysing species data within New Zealand's marine reserves

Class Polyplacophora spp abundance

If you ever need to quantify species presence within a certain area or set of areas have a look at this Jupyter Notebook. It displays some key figures quantifying chiton (Class Polyplacophora) species abundance inside and outside New Zealand's marine reserves, but it can be easily customised to any given taxon and/or place.

Published on 4 October 2022

Assessment on Sea Change MPAs paper published

Evaluation of Sea Change HPAs

In this new publication we evaluated, in terms of theoretical protection, the Highly Protected Areas (HPAs) proposed under the original Sea Change - Tai Timu Tai Pari Hauraki Gulf Marine Park Spatial Plan as well as the HPAs from the ministerial response Revitalising the Gulf.

Published on 8 September 2022

First contribution to SPRFMO

Evaluated Area

The last few weeks I have spent a good amount of time writing a paper on reviewing benthic bycatch data from an area within the South Pacific Regional Fisheries Management Organisation (SPRFMO) boundaries.

Published on 24 September 2021

Analysing iNaturalist data from the no-take marine reserves of the Hauraki Gulf

Mediterranean Fanworm

Using the iNaturalist-Mātaki Taiao API I was able to obtain a dataset of verified and geo-referenced observations from the different no-take marine reserves of the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park.

Published on 26 August 2021

Kauri dieback: Putting the "70% of infected trees are within 50m of a walking track" statement to test

Kauri tree

Since Auckland Council released the Kauri Dieback Report in 2017, some media outlets (and other platforms/sites) have made use of the following (or similar) statement: "70% of infected trees are within 50m of a walking track". Four years later I have a look at council data from the Waitākere Ranges which tells a different story.

Published on 22 April 2021

Presenting at the Auckland NZ dotterel forum 2021

AKL NZ dotterel forum

After last year's cancellation due to COVID-19, the forum was back this year and I had the pleasure to give a talk.