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Emeritus Professor Carolyn Burns

Convenor, Ecology, Evolution and Behaviour panel

Carolyn Burns

Emeritus Professor Carolyn Burns PhD CBE FRSNZ

Emeritus Professor Carolyn Burn's research is on biological processes and population dynamics in lakes, particularly in relation to nutrient enrichment, effects of climate change and conservation of freshwater ecosystems. She has degrees from the Universities of Canterbury and Toronto, and research experience at Yale University, Dartmouth College, USA, and a Max-Planck Institute. She has supervised over 55 postgraduate students, is the author of more than 140 scientific publications, and has received several international and national honours for her research, including the Naumann-Thienemann Medal (awarded by the International Limnological Society), FRSNZ, Freshwater Sciences Society Medal 2013, and Marsden Medal 2017.  She has been a member of the Governance Boards of NIWA, the Allan Wilson Centre of Research Excellence for Molecular Ecology and Evolution, the New Zealand Antarctic Institute (‘Antarctica New Zealand’), and panels to assess research proposals and organisations in North America, Europe, the UK, Saudi Arabia and Asia; she has served on and chaired national panels to assess research for the Royal Society of New Zealand, PBRF, and Marsden Fund.

For more information please see Emeritus Professor Carolyn Burns' University of Otago webpage.