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Friday, 23 February 2018 19:52

Big boots to fill

It is sad Jan Abel has decided to resign her position as secretary and membership coordinator for DUNZ. She has been much of the glue that has held us together for several years. Jan will be missed for many reasons, she has done a great job of coordinating and organising many events and keeping us in line with her management skills.

Jan will be missed. But somewhere out there is another person who has the energy and skill to take over this position. It is not full time and it is interesting. And there is an hourly rate.

Contact John Bishop or Jan for more details.

Liz Brook, Editor

Published in Issue 166
Friday, 23 February 2018 19:50

Jan replacement

Hope you all had a great Christmas and happy New Year.

  1. Membership renewal time is coming up for 2016/2017 year. Hopefully they will be in the post at the end of March/early April.
  2. DUNZ is looking for a new me (Jan) to take over from this role. I have returned to  fulltime work and am finding I can’t do justice to the Administration role for DU.
    We need someone to do the tasks such as the membership renewal, organising the conference/AGM, email/enquiries from the DU website, emails/enquiries from DU membership, and banking.
    If you want to find out more about this role then contact me - it is only part-time. If you are interested in applying for the role then contact John Cheyne.

Jan Abel, Administration

Published in Issue 166
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Friday, 16 February 2018 21:44

Full time job for wetlands enthusiast

Employer: Victoria University of Wellington

Location: Wellington, New Zealand

Discipline: Ecology, Human and Physical Geography   

Position Type: Full Time

Job Type: Postdoctoral Fellowship 3 year fixed term

Salary: NZ$ 71,806 –82,500, depending on experience.

Closes: 1 October 2016

Reference: 1142

Description of the project

Wetlands for people and place.

Wetlands are among the most valuable ecosystems in the world.  Hotspots for endemic biodiversity, water purification and carbon sequestration as well as places of significant cultural and recreational value, wetlands provide up to 40% of global renewable ecosystem services. Sadly, they are in peril globally.

The Centre for Biodiversity and Restoration Ecology seeks a qualified and highly motivated individual who will play a pivotal role in generating a ground-breaking case study to identify synergies and opportunities to enhance biodiversity, water quality, carbon sequestration and cultural and recreational benefits within a multiuse wetland ecosystem. The multi-disciplinary project will serve as a model for future ecological restoration projects within New Zealand and worldwide. The successful applicant will productively engage with government agencies, community groups and local land users and will help supervise postgraduate and undergraduate students in a programme of related research projects. 


Candidates will have completed a PhD in Ecology, Geography,  Environmental Sciences, or a related discipline, in a topic relevant to conservation biology, restoration ecology, ecosystems service modelling, or public participatory processes.  He or she will be comfortable in the use of Geographic Information Systems and have a demonstrated track record of public engagement. Excellent verbal and written English language skills are essential. Knowledge of Te Aro Maori is considered an asset. Publications in international, peer-reviewed journals, with a leading role (i.e. first-author, and/or corresponding author) are an important merit. 

Contact Details for Vacancy:

Dr. Julie Deslippe, School of Biological Sciences, Victoria University  of Wellington. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Please do not send references to this email. 

Published in Issue 168
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