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Work experience

Dec 2012Present

Environment Response Advisor

Primary Industries
Plants and Environment Response Advisor Ministry Managing numerous responses from start to finish Liaising with multiple stakeholders to ensure a positive outcome Project management of various response and liaising with contractors to ensure work is done to the correct specifications Development of preparedness programmes to guarantee that MPI is the best possible position for particular occurrences Processing permissions for various organisations

University of Auckland

University of Auckland
Major: Biology and Ecology Key Papers: Ecology and Biodiversity Fisheries and Aquaculture Ecological physiology Freshwater and estuarine ecology Marine ecology behaviour
Mar 2011Oct 2012

Animals Curator

Creatures Unlimited
Live Animals Curator, Creatures Unlimited-Contractors to Auckland Museum Maintenance and care of live animal displays within Auckland Museum and DoC visitor centre Collection and transportation of live animals Consultation with DoC, Auckland City Council and movie studios on various projects Initiation and sustaining animal breeding programs Maintenance of plant, machinery laboratory
Jan 2010Dec 2010

Biodiversity Supervisor

Waiwhero farms Company
Biodiversity Supervisor In charge of the supervision and training of a small team to undertake a biodiversity project to enhance a wetland ecosystem and Native forest area as well as various other small projects: Communication with a diverse array of stakeholders involved in the wetland and native forest including horticulture and agriculture farms, DoC, fish & game, Tasman district council Consultation, planning and implementation of numerous pest eradication systems for both animals and plants Production of reports for stakeholders Identification of native and invasive plant and animal species Design and construction of native fish passage ways
Oct 2007Feb 2008

Breeder and Consultant

Bioforce Ltd
Breeder and Consultant Involved in the breeding of biological control agents for horticulture pest species: Consultancy with some of New Zealand's major greenhouse's for pest response management such as NZ hot house Research on new beneficial insects for crop management Sustaining the breeding process of insects Production of plants in a horticulture system University of Auckland NZMSSA conference scholarship