NewsPublished 4 June 2020
New Councillors and Convenors
Election results have been confirmed and we welcome new councillors onto the Royal Society Te Apārangi Council and Convenors onto the Academy Executive Committee.
Royal Society Te Apārangi Council
Cate Macinnis-Ng MRSNZ has been elected by the Constituent Organisations.
Cate is Associate Professor and Rutherford Discovery Fellow (RDF) in the School of Biological Sciences, University of Auckland. She is also a PI and co-leads the Biocomplexity Theme at Te Pūnaha Matatini, the Centre for Research Excellence in Complex Systems. Her main research focus is climate change impacts on the physiology of plants, especially native forests but her broader interests include ecology, conservation and ecohydrology.
Jenny Pollock CRSNZ has been elected by the Branches.
David Schiel FRSNZ was elected unopposed as Convenor for the biological and environmental sciences domain.
David is a Distinguished Professor in Marine Ecology at the University of Canterbury. He is the only New Zealand Fellow of the Marine Biological Association in the UK. He has headed research teams over the years in aquaculture, marine ecology, fisheries, habitat restoration, nearshore oceanography, and ecological impacts from the Canterbury and Kaikoura earthquakes, and the Rena Oil Spill.
All positions commence 1 July 2020.