On the of the 6th of November the annual research evening was held at the Puketeraki Marae. This research evening offers the opportunity for students to talk about their projects, which were conducted in partnership with the University of Otago and surrounding the East Otago Taiāpure.

This year presentations were on:

-“Rediscovering fishery fishery-habitat relationships in the East Otago Taiāpure“- Matt Desmond, Postdoctoral Fellow

-“Te Tautainui o Matariki: Whānau Health Model” – Justine Camp, PhD student

-“Using StoryMap ArcGIS to support community-led research” – Lucy Coyle, MSc Student

-“Robust, reliable citizen science?: Assessing data quality in an intertidal monitoring project” Aless Smith, MSc Student

-“Environmental DNA for monitoring marine ecosystems” – Clare Adams, PhD student

-“Microbes, extracellular enzymes, and nutrient cycling in New Zealand waters” – Blair Thomson, PhD student

-“The role of oceanic fonts in shaping bacterioplankton communities” – Jess Wenley, PhD student

-“An invasive kelp in a changing ocean” – Tim Howarth, MSc Student

-“Ecosystem Engineers in Coastal seas” – Isla Twigg, PhD student

-“A Journey to Belonging: Explorations of Māori Perspectives of Water Safety” – Chanel Phillips, PhD student