Jo Carpenter was awarded the 2020 New Zealand Ecological Society award for Outstanding Publication on New Zealand Ecology. Her paper, ‘An avian seed dispersal paradox: New Zealand’s extinct megafaunal birds did not disperse large seeds’, was published in Proceedings of the Royal Society B.
As one of New Zealand’s foremost experts on climate adaptation, Nick was invited by the Science Media Centre to apply his knowledge of resilience to the social implications of climate change to the IPCC’s Working Group 1 Sixth Assessment Report on the physical science of climate change. Nick’s comments were quoted in various local and international media, including The Guardian and Radio NZ.
John Innes was recently awarded the Peter Nelson Memorial Trophy at the annual (virtual) meeting of the New Zealand Biodiversity Institute for a “significant contribution to vertebrate pest management within New Zealand over the past 40 years, through John’s innovative and management-focused research into how introduced predators interact with native species”.