Successful EcoTas 13 conference

04 December 2013

Last week the Australian and New Zealand Ecological Societys held EcoTas13 at Auckland's Aotea Centre. This is a joint conference held every four years between the societies.

Many Joint Graduate School in Biodiversity and Biosecurity students presented talks and posters at the conference and several received awards and commendations:

Sarah Wyse won 'Best publication by a new researcher' for her paper "Effects of Agathis australis (New Zealand kauri) leaf litter on germination and seedling growth differs among plant species". New Zealand Journal of Ecology 37(2): 178-183.

Patrick Garvey won 'Best student oral conference paper in conservation' for his talk on the behavioural responses of stoats to a dominant competitor.

Paul Battersby won 1st prize and James Brock won Highly commended for 'Best student poster conference paper'.

Josie Galbraith won Highly commended in the Photo competition in the “Ecology in Action” category for her picture of a fight at an urban bird feeder.

Congratulations to all of our students!


Visit the website of EcoTas13

Visit the homepage of the New Zealand Ecological Society

Visit the homepage of the Ecological Society of Australia