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Applying freshwater science to protect New Zealand waterways. 2019 Manawatu Lecture by Professor Russell Death, Massey University

Russell Death is Professor of Freshwater Ecology at Massey University. He has been working in river ecology for 27 years and has specialised in the use of modelling to better understand and manage biological communities in waterways. He has been particularly engaged in providing ecological theory and methodology in an easily useable form for application in everyday water quality management. Russell was awarded the New Zealand Freshwater Science Medal in 2018 by the New Zealand Freshwater Sciences Society.

In this talk, Russell will discuss his research into New Zealand’s waterways, and the interplay between research and policy for management of our freshwater resources.

The Manawatu Lecture was established by the Royal Society of New Zealand Manawatu Branch as its annualprestigious lecture to recognise aspects of science particularly relevant to the Manawatu. This is the twenty-first Manawatu Lecture.

Venue:  Palmerston North Girls’ High School Library, Fitzherbert Ave,
Palmerston North


Royal Society Te Apārangi Manawatu Branch


7:30pm Thu 23 May, 2019 - 9:00pm Thu 23 May, 2019