After last year's cancellation due to COVID-19, the forum was back this year and I had the pleasure to give a talk.
This year's FOSS4G SoTM Oceania conference was a mix of online and physical events scattered all over the continent. In Auckland we were lucky enough to have our own hub which I had the opportunity to join - and I was lucky enough to give a short talk.
After some delay due to COVID-19 and the NZ lock-downs, I am happy to report that my thesis on sediment dynamics in the Firth of Thames was finally published.
I spent the last couple of weeks in Southland as I attended the NZ Coastal Society conference in Invercargill.
As part of the 2019 School of Environment Postgraduate Research Showcase I decided to submit a poster presenting my on-going research.
One of my favorite papers last year was "Aquatic Ecological Assessment" taught by Dr. Kevin Simon. As part of this course I did an analysis using data collected by the Auckland Council from a set of freshwater streams in the Auckland region. The report makes use of several macroinvertebrate biotic indices: macroinvertebrate community index (MCI), semi-quantitative macroinvertebrate community index (SQMCI), taxa richness (TR) and the percentage of Ephemeroptera (mayfly), Plecoptera (stonefly) and Trichoptera (caddisfly) (%EPT). I used R to perform all the calculations and to generate all the graphs and plots included in the analysis.
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