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Minutes of the 48th Annual General Meeting of the NZFSS

Dear NZFSS members,

The minutes of the 48th Annual General Meeting of the NZFSS held at Silverstream, Lower Hutt on Thursday 26 November 2015.

Minutes of the 48th Annual General Meeting of the... read more

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NZFSS Job and Studentship forum

Dear NZFSS members,

This is a reminder about the NZFSS Job and Studentship forum that lists vacancies and scholarships in the freshwater sector. It is a self-managed system where members can... read more

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Conservation Management Units research fund and Data Deficient Species Survey Fund

Attached below is information about the Conservation Management Units Research and Data Deficient Species Survey funding opportunities for the 2016-17 financial year. Attached are the application... read more

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Freshwaters on the Edge Conference 2016 Newsletter

Freshwaters on the Edge Conference 2016 Newsletter

See: http://eepurl.com/b4K5jn

Welcome to NZFSS 2016

Delegates to the NZFSS ‘Freshwater on the edge’ conference 2016 will be
treated to... read more

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International Society of Limnology - News

Dear NZFSS Member,

I wanted to circulate the latest newsletter (click here) from the International Society of Limnology and take the opportunity to mention three things:

1) As you will note in... read more

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Receiving/posting job updates

NZFSS job listings and message updates are now a user managed “opt in” forum thread.

If you wish to continue to post or receive job listings you must subscribe to the NZFSS forum jobs thread (... read more

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Vacancy: Aquatic Ecologist, Bioresearches Group

This is your opportunity to take a key role in a highly regarded company expanding its footprint in the Upper North Island and help build a team around your skills.

Bioresearches Group are a... read more

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Freshwater reform public meetings and hui

Further to the announcement last month of a public consultation process for the Government’s Next Steps for Freshwater Reform, a series of public meetings and hui have been confirmed for locations... read more

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Abstract submissions for the upcoming Joint Conference of NZFSS & ASL, close on Sunday 9th August

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION REMINDER: Abstract submissions for the upcoming Joint Conference of NZFSS & ASL, close on Sunday 9th August.

CLICK HERE to submit an abstract and for full conference details.... read more

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The IPENZ Rivers Group Public Project Grant

Closing Date: July 24, 2015

Download application form 

Funding Opportunities:
Grants of up to $3,000 are available to support public sector groups (e.g. local government, community groups,... read more

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Geomorphic Change Detection Short Course Opportunity

IPENZ rivers group (http://www.ipenz.org.nz/riversgroup/)  have worked with key agencies and overseas experts to create these workshop opportunities to learn about Quantifying Geomorphic Change in... read more

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Natural history of NZ freshwaters: Waiology series

Waiology, the freshwater blog hosted by NIWA, has kicked off its series for
2014 – on the natural history of NZ’s freshwaters:

... read more

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Wise Water Ways Workshop, Beechworth,  North East Victoria, Australia, 27-31 October 2014

This workshop has run for the last 15 years and provides a comprehensive overview of stream rehabilitation and management principles and practices.  The program features speakers who are leaders in... read more

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Culvert Design Course, Christchurch

Registrations are now open for a Culvert Design workshop to be held on the 21 Oct, 2014 at the College of Engineering, Canterbury University, Christchurch. Registrations close 3rd October 2014, and... read more

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NIWA training courses 2014-2015

The NIWA training courses that are scheduled to run between now and June 2015 have just been listed on the NIWA website: http://www.niwa.co.nz/education-and-training/training-courses.

Scheduled... read more

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NZ Threat Classification publications on freshwater fish and invertebrates

The Department of Conservation has recently published two New Zealand Threat
Classification Series publications on freshwater fish and freshwater
invertebrates. Both publications and supplemental... read more

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First identification keys to freshwater invertebrates of Campbell Island

The first ever interactive identification keys to the freshwater
invertebrates of Campbell Island/Motu Ihupuku have been published online.

The Campbell Island Bicentennial Expedition (2010/11) run... read more

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PhD Scholarships (2) in Freshwater Ecology at the University of Canterbury

The Freshwater Ecology Group at the University of Canterbury is offering two
fully-funded PhD studentships in freshwater ecology. This is a chance for
high-calibre students to join successful... read more

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NZFSS: Comments on Amendments to the National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management

Today the Minister for the Environment and the Minister for Primary Industries announced the release of the National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management (NPS-FM) 2014.

The New Zealand... read more

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2014 Charles Fleming Lecture Tour: The demise of New Zealand’s freshwaters: politics and science

2014 Charles Fleming Lecture Tour: The demise of New Zealand’s freshwaters: politics and science

The Charles Fleming Lecturer for 2014 is Dr Mike Joy of Massey University, Palmerston North. Dr... read more

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Vacancy: NIWA Post–Doctoral Freshwater Ecologist

Post–Doctoral Freshwater Ecologist

Based in Hamilton, New Zealand
• Fixed-term 2 years, full-time

NIWA’s freshwater research is aimed at increasing New Zealand’s economic growth... read more

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Upcoming event - World Fish Migration Day May 24th 2014

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A one day global initiative, with local events worldwide to help create awareness on the importance of open rivers and migratory fish. A great day out for the family!
An important aim of the event... read more

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New urban water quality web tool from NIWA

NIWA is excited to launch a new web tool for stormwater quality assessment: http://urqis.niwa.co.nz

Assessing the environmental effects for subdivisions or new developments has
been made easier by... read more

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Feedback on the proposed amendments to the National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management 2011

The New Zealand Freshwater Sciences Society has made the following submission in regards to the proposed amendments to the National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management (2011) and the National... read more

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National river water quality SoE monitoring data

National monitoring data for river condition is now available through NIWA’s data portal. This consists of physical-chemical water quality and macro-invertebrate data from Regional Council State of... read more

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National Wetlands Restoration Symposium 2014

2014 National Wetlands Restoration Symposium.

Theme: ‘Water and Wetlands: from Droughts to Storms’

12-14 February 2014

Unitec Campus, Pt Chev, Auckland

The symposium is a bi-annual event and... read more

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Conference Awards 2013

The following student awards were presented at the NZFSS conference in Hamilton:
• SIL Trust Prize: Best Oral Presentation - $500
- Jessica Hill (University of Canterbury): “Inanga reproduction:... read more

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NZFSS and NZMSS 2013 media statement

Media Statement
New Zealand Freshwater Sciences Society and New Zealand Marine Sciences Society – Key closing messages

A combined meeting of the New Zealand Freshwater Sciences Society (NZFSS) and... read more

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NZFSS 2013 Newsletter

The 2013 NZFSS Newsletter is available for download at the link below:
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NZFSS 2013 Newsletter

Congratulations to Kati Doehring (Newsletter Editor), Natasha Petrove
(Assistant Newsletter Editor),... read more

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PhD projects in freshwater ecology at the University of Otago

The Freshwater Research Group at the University of Otago has funding to support two PhD projects in freshwater ecology:

1. Freshwater crayfish.
Funding to provide a PhD scholarship top-up and... read more

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Update on joint conference in Hamilton - August 19-23

The joint NZFSS, NZMSS and ASFB conference “Aquatic science at the
interface” is now only 2 months away. It promises to be a stimulating
conference with 67 posters and 367 oral presentations... read more

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3rd Freshwater Infrastructure & Irrigation Conference

Developing Infrastructure to sustain water sources for a stronger future

29 & 30 July 2013 | Amora Hotel, Wellington

www.conferenz.co.nz/freshwater


The 3rd Freshwater Infrastructure and... read more

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Faculity positions at Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, China

Lecturer/Associate Professor
Department: Environmental Sciences
Ref: ENS1203
Closing date for receipt of applications: 17 June 2013
Applications are invited for positions in the Department of... read more

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Job Opportunities in Freshwater Ecology at the National University of Singapore

Job Opportunities in Freshwater Ecology with the Ecological Monitoring, Dynamics and Informatics (EMID) group, Tropical Marine Science Institute (TMSI), National University of Singapore.

EMID... read more

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PhD Studentship at University of Waikato (Trophic structure of the Lake Taupo food web)

Trophic structure of the Lake Taupo food web
Ph.D. student scholarship (three years)

Department of Biological Sciences
Faculty of Science and Engineering
University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand... read more

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Abstract submissions close in 2 days for NZFSS 2013

Abstract submission close at 5 pm on Friday 17 May for the joint
NZFSS, NZMSS and ASFB conference Aquatic Science at the Interface.

Submissions can be made through the conference website -... read more

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PhD Scholarship in freshwater ecology at University of Canterbury

A fully funded PhD studentship is available for freshwater ecology research at the School of Biological Sciences, University of Canterbury, New Zealand. The scholarship is part of an ongoing project... read more

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Vacancy: MfE Senior Analyst - Freshwater

Senior Analyst - Freshwater
Natural Systems Analysis

Vacancy 1469
Closing Date:  5pm, Sunday 19 May 2013

Want to drive the evidence behind environmental policy?

We have a full-time, permanent... read more

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Conservation Management Units research fund and Data Deficient Species Survey Fund 2013-14

Information about these funds for the 2012-13 financial year, the application forms, and a sample of the “Government Lite” contract form which we intend to use for simple external contracts,... read more

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LECTURER IN FRESHWATER ECOLOGY

LECTURER IN FRESHWATER ECOLOGY
http://www.unijobs.com.au/show.php?title=_79967

Recognising the importance of freshwater ecology in the School’s strategic profile, and the contribution of science... read more

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NZFSS Facebook Page

The NZ Freshwater Sciences Society now has a facebook Page. You can view the
page at the following URL:

https://www.facebook.com/NZFSS

We hope this will provide a platform for interesting dialogue... read more

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Post-Doctoral Fellow in Freshwater Restoration Ecology, University of Canterbury

Post-Doctoral Fellow in Freshwater Restoration Ecology School of Biological Sciences, University of Canterbury, New Zealand
We seek a top-class ecologist who is capable of blending theory and... read more

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NZFSS Feedback on the Resource Management Discussion Document

NZFSS’s feedback on the resource management discussion document is available for download at the link below.

FINAL FEEDBACK ON THE RESOURCE MANAGEMENT DISCUSSION DOCUMENT 2013

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Submission on the Resource Management Reform Bill 2012

The NZFSS submission on the Resource Management Reform Bill 2012 is now available for download from this link (Click here)

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NZFSS 2013: Abstracts and registrations are now open…

Joint conference for New Zealand Freshwater Sciences Society, New Zealand Marine Sciences Society and the Australian Society for Fish Biology
19-23 August 2013
Hamilton, New Zealand
‘aquatic science... read more

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Scientific collaboration with China

NZFSS Members,

The governments of New Zealand and the People’s Republic of China have signed a five-year Roadmap for scientific and technological co-operation in priority areas, which includes... read more

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Vacancy: Aquatic Ecologist –Tonkin & Taylor Auckland

Are you keen to work alongside senior Environmental Scientists considered to be among the best in their field? 
Firmly established and one of New Zealand’s foremost environmental and engineering... read more

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PhD project on toxic cyanobacteria

We seek a highly-motivated student for a PhD project, in New Zealand, to explore the factors regulating toxin production in cyanobacteria and to elucidate the biological function of these compounds.... read more

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Joint NZFSS, NZMSS, ASFB conference 19-23 August

Your conference organising committee is looking forward to welcoming you to Hamilton in August for the joint conference between the New Zealand Freshwater Sciences Society, New Zealand Marine... read more

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Job Vacancy- Scientific Officer- Freshwater Biology

Scientific Officer - Freshwater Biology
Permanent Full Time

Do you want to work for the present and future benefit of a prosperous and
vibrant region with a high quality natural environment? At... read more

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PhD project on toxic cyanobacteria

We seek a highly-motivated student for a PhD project, in New Zealand, to explore the factors regulating toxin production in cyanobacteria and to elucidate the biological function of these compounds.... read more

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NIWA training courses

NIWA provides training courses in the areas of environmental monitoring, data management and instrumentation. 
The following training courses may be of interest, and are coming up soon:
1.   ... read more

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Freshwater sciences blog, Waiology

Dear NZFSS Members

I would like to bring the members’ attention to NIWA’s freshwater sciences blog, Waiology.

Waiology (http://www.sciblogs.co.nz/waiology) has been running since June 2011 as a... read more

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Grass carp tender advertised on GETS today

The Department of Conservation is seeking proposals to investigate the effects and effectiveness of grass carp. Please check out the attached proposal documentation and the following GETS website... read more

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Media Statement: NZFSS- Key closing messages

Media Statement
New Zealand Freshwater Sciences Society – Key closing messages

The New Zealand Freshwater Sciences Society concluded its annual meeting, held in Dunedin last week, with a warning... read more

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Position available at Waterways Centre for Freshwater Management

Position available:

Senior Tutor, Waterways Centre for Freshwater Management

Part-time at 26.25 hours per week (0.75 FTE)
Fixed Term for Three Years
The Waterways Centre is a joint initiative... read more

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Freshwater Ecologist vacancy at Bioresearches Group Limited, Auckland

Bioresearches Group Limited is a specialised biological consultancy based in Auckland, that provides clients with specialised ecological advice in the fields of freshwater, marine and terrestrial... read more

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Conference Update- Only two weeks to go!

The NZFSS Conference is 2 weeks away and we wanted to take this time to send
you some updated information.

- If you have not yet registered, it’s not too late, go to:
... read more

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Earlybird registrations close on 31 October

Dear Member,

The 2012 NZFSS Conference Programme is now available online, to download it please click on the following link. http://www.on-cue.co.nz/NZFSS%20Draft%20Programme_21Oct.pdf

Earlybird... read more

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PhD studentship at University of Oklahoma

PhD student opportunity in Land Use Effects on Water Quality using Remote Sensing—Department of Geography and Environmental Sustainability, University of Oklahoma
Position Description:  The Landscape... read more

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SIL Trust Awards

Dear members,

The Trustees of the SIL 1987 Trust Fund are pleased to invite applications for the Trust Fund Travel Award for 2013. Guidelines for eligibility and criteria are shown below. Please... read more

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Lecturer in Ecology of Freshwater Systems- University of Otago

Lecturer in Ecology of Freshwater Systems-1201216


DEPARTMENT OF ZOOLOGY - UNIVERSITY OF OTAGO
Te Tari Mātai Kararehe

Applications are invited from ecologists to teach ecology and zoology at... read more

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Wetland Project Officer Vacancy

Wetland Project Officer

Freshwater Section, Science & Technical Group
Christchurch

The Department of Conservation is seeking a highly motivated person to fill the role of Wetland Project Officer... read more

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JOINT NZFSS, NZMS AND ASFB CONFERENCE 19-23 AUGUST 2013

Aquatic science at the interface

CALL FOR SPECIAL SESSION PROPOSALS

The conference organising committee invites proposals for special
sessions at the 2013 joint conference with New Zealand... read more

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Post Doctoral Research Fellow - Aquatic Ecology/Science

POST DOCTORAL RESEARCH FELLOW - Aquatic Ecology/Science
MINE WATER AND ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH CENTRE (MiWER)
SCHOOL OF NATURAL SCIENCES
2 YEAR FIXED TERM CONTRACT

Overview

We are seeking an aquatic... read more

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Environmental Officer (Freshwater Ecologist) – 2 year fixed term contract

To plan and implement the ecological research, monitoring and habitat enhancement requirements of Council’s consents relating to river management and land drainage. To contribute to the development... read more

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Vacancies with Greater Wellington

Positions available are: Team Leader, Science Strategy & Information, Senior Science Coordinator and Team Leader, Hydrology (see below for more information).

Team Leader, Science Strategy &... read more

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NZFSS Annual Conference Dunedin 2012 Abstract Submission deadline extended

Dear NZFSS Member,

If you missed the Abstract Submission deadline and would still like to submit an oral or poster abstract, there is limited space in the programme and we welcome submissions until... read more

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Registration reminder for NZFSS 2012 in Dunedin

Registrations and abstract submissions are now open: go to the website to register and/or submit your abstract online
Abstracts Close - 20 August – only 12 days to go!
Earlybird Registrations Close... read more

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Applications for NZFSS awards are now open

Dear members,

Applications for (i) nominations for the NZFSS medal; and (ii) the Best Student Paper Award are now open and the Awards Committee welcomes applications for both. Please note that the... read more

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Vacancy: Freshwater Ecologist/Water Quality Scientist

Aquanet Consulting is a growing company involved in a variety of aquatic
ecology and water quality monitoring, research and resource management
projects. We provide robust and independent technical... read more

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ASL Congress 2012 registrations open

ASL Congress 2012
http://www.asl.org.au/asl-congress-2012/
26th - 29th November
University of New England, Armidale, NSW

Welcome to the ASL Congress 2012! This year’s Congress is to be held at the... read more

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ARC Discovery funded job

The key objective in the ARC funded project ‘Systematic planning beyond
conservation’ is to develop an approach to conservation and restoration
planning that directly links remediation of... read more

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NZFSS 2012 Call for abstracts

We are pleased to advise that abstracts are now open for the 2012 New
Zealand Freshwater Sciences Society Annual Conference, to be held in Dunedin
from 3-7 December. Please visit the conference... read more

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Freshwater Technical Advisor


Freshwater Technical Advisor 50/4417, Wellington
Freshwater Technical Advisor 50/4414, Whangarei, Hamilton, Wellington or Christchurch

We are seeking two highly motivated people to provide... read more

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Freshwater Science Advisor vacancy at DOC

Freshwater Scientist Advisor
Hamilton, Wellington or Christchurch

We are seeking a highly motivated person to lead and develop a freshwater research programme that will contribute to achieving a... read more

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Water Infrastructure Investment & Planning Conference

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A holistic approach to managing water infrastructure development

30 & 31 July 2012, Amora Hotel, Wellington

Attend to get the opportunity to discuss:
·      Investment that meets the needs of... read more

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Post doc: Nutrient dynamics in terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems in Sweden

Umeå University anounces a 2 year post doc position on
Nutrient dynamics in terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems across Sweden

for more information see

... read more
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Vacancy at MfE for the revision of the ANZECC water quality guidelines

MfE is looking for someone to lead New Zealand’s contribution to the
revision of the ANZECC water quality guidelines. The role will include
working with Australian colleagues to ensure that the... read more

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New web resource on NZ freshwater invertebrates

You might be interested in this new web resource on freshwater invertebrates - while targeted at community groups doing stream monitoring it’s probably also ideal for uni students doing stream invert... read more

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Postdoctoral Researcher (Freshwater Ecologist) & PhD Student (River Ecology) positions available

Job advertisement - Ref.#04-12002
Download advertisement

Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung has an international reputation in all fields of Natural History research. It runs six research... read more

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PCE report: Water quality in New Zealand: Understanding the science

The Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment has just released the report, “Water quality in New Zealand: Understanding the science.”

The aim of this report is to provide a guide to water... read more

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Call for the 4th World Lake Student Meeting, Lake Biwa July 4 to 7, 2012

“Facing the World Water Crisis”
To whom it may concern,
The World Water and Climate Network (WWCN) is seeking ten distinguished students who study any of the fresh water sciences to join the 4th... read more

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Freshwater Ecologist Vacancy

EAM Limited is a boutique environmental consultancy, offering our clients an integrated approach to many aspects of the scientific study and management of freshwater, terrestrial and marine habitats.... read more

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Vacancy: Senior Environmental Consultant – Freshwater Ecology

Senior Environmental Consultant – Freshwater Ecology
Are you looking for a refreshing and challenging role in science and consultancy?
Do you wish to make a difference to the state of the natural... read more

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Guide to the freshwater Crustacea of New Zealand

Guide to the freshwater Crustacea of New Zealand is a comprehensive update of the classic volume Introduction to the freshwater Crustacea of N.Z. by Chapman & Lewis (1976). In the intervening 35... read more

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Reimagining Freshwater Geographies

UPDATE (Nov 22nd, 2011): Workshop Followup
On October the 28th at the University of Auckland School of Environment a postgraduate-led initiative brought together thirty four academics and... read more

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Senior Scientist Vacancy at Environment Southland

We need a team leader for our world class environment!

Senior Environmental Scientist – Surface Water/Coast

Southland is home to some of New Zealand’s most pristine and revered environments and... read more

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Royal Society of New Zealand - offer for members - book, calendar, and membership subscriptions

An offer to members of the Royal Society of New Zealand - Kakapo and
calendars in time for Christmas, and member subscriptions for Royal
Society Journals

We’re delighted to be able to offer members... read more

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3rd Annual Freshwater Management Forum- 13th & 14th February 2012

3rd Annual Freshwater Management Forum

Taking an in-depth look at changes and challenges to freshwater management in New Zealand

13th & 14th February 2012, Amora Hotel, Wellington

The Fresh Start... read more

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A tribute to Bob McDowall

Robert (Bob) McDowall 1939 – 2011

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By Don Jellyman

The well-known fisheries scientist, Bob McDowall died earlier this year after a short illness. Bob was the father of freshwater fish research... read more

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NZFSS Newsletter 2011 available for download

Please find the 2011 NZFSS Newsletter available for download at this link


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RSNZ -consultation - Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Act

To all Constituent Organisations of the Royal Society of New Zealand.

Please find below details of a consultation response under development at
the Royal Society of New Zealand, for your information... read more

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ROYAL SOCIETY OF NEW ZEALAND’S PRESIDENT’S FORUM

ROYAL SOCIETY OF NEW ZEALAND’S PRESIDENT’S FORUM

On Wednesday, 2 November 2011, the Royal Society of New Zealand will be
hosting the President’s Forum at the Copthorne Hotel, Harbour City,... read more

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Royal Society of New Zealand - Ecosystem services in policy workshop - statement of common ground

To Constituent Organisations, Regional Constituent Organisations, and Affiliate Organisations. Details below from the recent Ecosystem services workshop, for your information.

The Society ran a... read more

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RSNZ - MfE Consultation on Environmental Reporting - invitation to comment by 12 Sep

To all Constituent Organisations of the Royal Society of New Zealand.
Please find below details of a submission under development to which you and your organisation are invited to contribute.

The... read more

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Vacancy: Environmental Scientist - Water Resources

Environmental Scientist - Water Resources

At Environment Southland, we base our resource management decisions on sound scientific data.

We have a vacancy for a surface water specialist who will... read more

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12th International Symposium on Aquatic Oligochaeta 10-14 September 2012

The 12th International Symposium on Aquatic Oligochaeta will be held in Fremantle, Western Australia, on 10-14 September 2012.

These international oligochaete symposia are held every three years and... read more

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Freshwater Ecologist- CAWTHRON NELSON

We are looking for a top notch Ecologist experienced in NZ freshwater
ecosystems biomonitoring.

To be successful in this role, great writing skills and a strong publication
record will be a part of... read more

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NIWA training courses 2011-12

NIWA training courses 2011-12

Please see the attached PDF CLICK HERE or checkout the webpage :
http://www.niwa.co.nz/education-and-training/training-courses

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