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New Zealand Journal of Zoology prize

New Zealand Journal of Zoology - poster prize

Current prizewinner

Congratulations to Vanessa Mander or winning this year’s New Zealand Journal of Zoology poster prize, presented at the joint conference of the New Zealand Ecological Society and the Society for Ecological Restoration Australasia, in Hamilton, 19-23 November 2016.

Vanessa has recently completed her thesis for her Master of Science degree in Ecology and Conservation at Lincoln University, New Zealand and was awarded the Lincoln University Master’s Scholarship. Her thesis looked at behavioural traits of translocated great spotted kiwi in the Nina Valley (Lewis Pass, South Island, NZ), which required plenty of triangulation work in the cold winter months with hardy and willing volunteers. She is currently conducting tui-monitoring work on Banks Peninsula for the Tui Reintroduction Programme and now enjoys working with birds she can actually spot. Vanessa also has a side interest in science communication and has presented her work orally on several occasions but this is the first attempt of presenting her work in poster format. Vanessa’s poster on the activity of great spotted kiwi following translocation was clear, well thought-out and beautifully presented.

View the winning poster


Previous prizewinner

2015 – Awarded to Anna Henderson, Dave Kelly and Jim Briskie from the University of Canterbury, for their poster Seed dispersal in North Canterbury: Oases in a biodiversity desert?

2014 – Awarded to Mary Morgan-Richards, Jo Fitness, Olivier Ball, Jonathan Godfrey and Steve Trewick for their poster Species ecology—The distribution and abundance of forest invertebrates.