New Zealand Journal of Zoology poster prize 2016
Congratulations to Vanessa Mander or winning this year’s New Zealand Journal of Zoology poster prize, presented at the joint conference of the New Zealand Ecological Society and the Society for Ecological Restoration Australasia, in Hamilton, 19-23 November 2016. Vanessa has recently completed her thesis for her Master of Science degree in Ecology and Conservation at Lincoln University, New Zealand and was awarded the Lincoln University Master’s Scholarship. Her thesis looked at behavioural traits of translocated great spotted kiwi in the Nina Valley (Lewis Pass, South Island, NZ), which required plenty of triangulation work in the cold winter months with hardy and willing volunteers. She is currently conducting tui-monitoring work on Banks Peninsula for the Tui Reintroduction Programme and now enjoys working with birds she can actually spot. Vanessa also has a side interest in science communication and has presented her work orally on several occasions but this is the first attempt of presenting her work in poster format. Vanessa’s poster on the activity of great spotted kiwi following translocation was clear, well thought-out and beautifully presented.
- Cor Vink, Canterbury Museum, New Zealand
- Jonathan Banks, Cawthron Institute, New Zealand
- Jim Briskie, University of Canterbury, New Zealand
- Rob Cruickshank, Lincoln University, New Zealand
- Chris Jones, Landcare Research, New Zealand
- Christina Painting, University of Auckland, New Zealand
- Adrian Paterson, Lincoln University, New Zealand
- James Reardon, Department of Conservation, New Zealand
- Mandy Tocher, Wildlands Consultants Ltd., New Zealand
Aims: The diversity of the fauna of the southern continents and oceans is of worldwide interest to researchers in universities, museums, and other centres. The New Zealand Journal of Zoology plays an important role in disseminating information on field-based, experimental, and theoretical research on the zoology of the region.
Scope of submissions: The New Zealand Journal of Zoology publishes original research papers, review papers, short communications, book reviews, letters, and forum articles. We welcome submissions in all fields of zoological science concerning New Zealand, the Pacific Basin, and Antarctica. Particular strengths include conservation biology, insect taxonomy and pest control, but the journal’s subject matter also includes ecology, physiology, pathology, behaviour, genetics, and taxonomy. Prospective contributors should consult recent issues of the journal to see whether a planned submission is appropriate.
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