Published on 24 November 2020

Auckland FOSS4G 2020 conference

Auckland FOSS4G 2020 conference

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.

Published on 6 October 2020

Thesis on sediment dynamics published

Hardcopy of my MSc thesis

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.

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 20 February 2019

Assessing the health of streams in Auckland

Streams health

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.

Published on 28 September 2018

Finalists at the Love your Place Awards!


Someone (no idea who!) nominated my mate Sean and I for a "Love your place" award. We were nominated under the category of "Kahikatea" for our work with the NZ dotterel at Piha. According to Ecomatters, the organisers of the event, the Kahikate award is given to an outstanding individual volunteer taking action on a local environmental issue.