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Vida’s own research resulted in the compilation of important, pioneering information on the biology and chemistry of South Island lakes. Vida was an enthusiastic member of SIL, the International Limnological Society, and rarely missed its triennial conferences. In addition to her consuming interest and involvement in teaching, research and administration at the University of Canterbury Vida was an active member of the United Tennis Club for many years.
The well-known fisheries scientist, Bob McDowall died earlier this year after a short illness.
Bob’s academic career started at Victoria University of Wellington (1958-62) and he studied for a PhD at Harvard University, USA (1965-68). He moved from Wellington to Christchurch in 1979 to run the expanding laboratory at Kyle Street (the present NIWA campus) and eventually had control of 60 freshwater science staff throughout NZ. Bob was an enormously productive scientist, publishing over 240 papers, 14 books and roughly 300 popular articles and reports. Eligibility: Candidates should be eminent in some field of limnological research and have the ability to make a contribution to limnological research in New Zealand. Nominations: Candidates must be nominated by a financial member of the NZFSS who will submit on their behalf a letter outlining the aims and objectives of the trip, a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, a draft itinerary, a draft budget showing other sources of finance if any, and the names of two referees. Closing date: NZFSS conference organisers should contact the Secretary-Treasurer as early as possible to discuss funding availability and the applications process for the Guest Lecturer Award in a given year. 2014 – Jeremy ‘Jay’ Piggott: “Climate warming and agricultural stressors interact to determine stream periphyton community composition” by J. 2013 – Frank Burdon: “Habitat loss drives threshold response of benthic invertebrate communities to deposited sediment in agricultural streams” by F.
2010 - Hamish Grieg: “Reinforcing abiotic and biotic time constraints facilitate the broad distribution of a generalist with fixed traits” by H. This award will be given to recognise the best student paper published in the freshwater sciences in the year preceding the conference by a New Zealand student or a student studying or working in New Zealand.
This award will compliment the best oral and poster presentation awards given out annually at the NZFSS conference and highlight the importance of communicating science by publishing in peer-reviewed scientific journals.
The student must be currently registered as a student or have graduated within the last two years. At the discretion of the committee, the award may not be given out every year if papers are judged to have not reached the required standard. The award will have a monetary value ($500) and will be supported by the NZFSS or a sponsor. The award will be presented at the concluding social function of the conference with other prizes and a link to the paper on the appropriate journal’s website will be posted on the NZFSS website.
The paper can be published in any peer-reviewed scientific journal and is not limited to New Zealand publications. Listed below are some excellent educational resources for teachers and students to aid teaching and learning about freshwater lakes, rivers and streams.
A Rotorua Lakes Resource is a comprehensive resource focused on the Rotorua lakes at the primary and secondary levels. Stream Health Measurement Assessment Kit (SHMAK) is a unit of work designed for secondary students on how to measure water quality and biological features involved in streams. Living with the River - Te Awa is an integrated unit for primary to intermediate school level which gives activities which demonstrate the various physical, biological and chemical aspects of rivers as well as some Maths, English and Art activities.
Northland Regional Council’s website features webpages giving background information on water quality of lakes, rivers and groundwater.
Nathan Watson (The University of Waikato): “Assessing next generation sequencing of rotifer communities to measure lake water quality”. Peter Jones (University of Otago): “Do life history strategies drive trout interactions in a species complex of non-migratory galaxiids”.
The NZFSS Medal was awarded (in absentia) to Carolyn Burns, Emeritus Professor, University of Otago. Manna Warburton (University of Otago): “Evidence of sexual segregation in an amphidromous native fish”. Ashley Webby (University of Waikato): “Comparative sensitivity to rotenone of fish and charophytes from the serpentine lakes”.
Hamish Grieg (University of British Columbia, Canada): Reinforcing abiotic and biotic time constraints facilitate the broad distribution of a generalist with fixed traits. Teresa Burrell (University of Canterbury): Regionally specific interactions between shading and nitrogen affect stream trophic.
Nina Von Westernhagen (University of Waikato): Measurements and modelling of eutrophication processes in Lake Rotoiti, North Island, New Zealand. Simon Howard (University of Canterbury): Flow-related distribution of threatened pencil galaxiids in the MacKenzie basin. Courtney Kellock (University of Waikato): Lateral movement of fish in the lower Waikato River during flood. Sarai Cosgrove (University of Otago): A paleolimnological analysis of anthropogenic impacts of Waituna Lagoon, Southland.
Rebecca Eivers (University of Waikato): Attenuating sediment and nutrient losses from dairy farms – restoring shallow peat lakes. Jennifer Blair (University of Waikato): Smelt dynamics and trout production in Lake Rotoiti, Bay of Plenty. Katharina Doehring (University of Canterbury): How to cross a road - remediation of inanga (Galaxias maculatus) whitebait migration barriers by in-situ ramp installations. Andy Hicks (University of Otago): Limited dispersal and species-specific patterns of non-diadromous recruitment highlight the importance of larval habitat requirements for amphidromous fish. Claire Taylor (University of Waikato): Reducing establishment rates of non-indigenous zooplankton in constructed waters.
Tom Barber (Massey University): The effects of Roundup on freshwater invertebrate communities. Melany Ginders (University of Waikato): Role of hydraulic retention zones in large rivers and their significance in the lower Waikato River.
Jennifer Blair (University of Waikato): Bioenergetics modelling of rainbow trout and smelt predator-prey dynamics in Lake Rotoiti, Bay of Plenty. Raymond Tana (University of Waikato): The migration history and population dynamics of torrentfish (Cheimarrichthys fosteri, haast 1874), in two small Waikato streams on the North Island of New Zealand. Jane Richardson (Massey University): A quantification of channel platform change on the Lower Rangitikei River, New Zealand, 1949-2007: Response to management?
Amber Sinton (University of Canterbury): Benthic communities of stock water races on the Canterbury Plains: How do they correspond to natural streams? Helen Warburton (University of Canterbury): Effects of low stream flows on invertebrate communities. Francis Magbanua (University of Otago): Community responses of stream macroinvertebrates to conventional, integrated and organic farming practices in the South Island of NZ.
Amy Whitehead (University of Canterbury): Assessing habitat suitability for species with fragmented distributions: How do we determine potential whio range?
Brenda Aldridge (University of Waikato): Restoring habitat of giant kokopu populations in urban streams, Hamilton City.
Rasmus Gabrielson (University of Otago): Are trace element signatures in trout eggs stable over time - wildlife monitoring using natural trace elements. Eligibility: Applicants shall be New Zealand based members of the New Zealand Freshwater Sciences Society.
Applicants will need to state their aims and objectives, submit a draft itinerary, supporting letters from relevant institutions, overseas contacts, a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, a draft budget showing other sources of financial support obtained or being sought, and name two referees. Criteria: Applicants will be judged on the benefits that are likely to accrue to the candidate and limnological research in New Zealand as a result of the trip. Award: The Travel Award is a grant-in-aid to contribute towards to the costs of travel, accommodation and living expenses of the recipient up to a total of $2000. For her scientific knowledge, rigour and sustained contributions to freshwater sciences over many years. Carolyn has research interests focused on biological processes and population dynamics in lakes, plankton ecology and productivity, water quality and the conservation of aquatic ecosystems.

Carolyn has played a major role in science and technology at many levels within New Zealand. Carolyn Burns has only recently stepped back from her full-time role as Professor of Zoology at the University of Otago though she tells me that she is usually in the department seven days a week.
For his sustained and distinguished contributions over 30 years to pollutant transport modeling, statistical analysis and design of water quality monitoring networks, and human health issues related to waterborne pathogens.
For his outstanding contribution to the field of eco-hydraulics and his work in understanding the relationships between the distribution, abundance and response of fish populations to flow regime, hydrology, and physical habitat. In addition, the Society can nominate outstanding members for the New Zealand Science and Technology Medals, awarded by the Royal Society of New Zealand each year. Nominations for Medals are considered by the Awards Committee (currently comprising the President, Secretary-Treasurer, a SIL Trustee and two members elected at an AGM). Honorary membership of the Society can be voted at a General Meeting of the Society, for those members who have performed significant service to the Society usually over a long period, on the recommendation of the Executive Committee as set out in the Society rules. Member contributions for the newsletters are highly desired, and can be submitted to the Editor. Membership is open to anyone with an interest in freshwater sciences, management and education in New Zealand and internationally. The Society currently has over 350 members coming from a wide range of backgrounds, including research institutes, regional and district councils, government environmental and conservation organisations, universities and consultancies.
To become a member, please fill out the membership application form and post or email this form to the Society Secretary-Treasurer. The New Zealand Freshwater Sciences Society (NZFSS) aims to establish effective liaison between all persons interested in any aspect of fresh and brackish water research in New Zealand, and to encourage and promote these interests. Grass Routes - Management Development and Training, Development Training, Management Training, Grass Routes, Grass-Routes, Grassroutes, Grass Routes limited, Grass Roots, Grassroots, synergy, Event Management , Corporate team building, fun day, outdoor event, Corporate, graduate development, team building, team building Bristol, team building events Bristol, team building Bristol, Team Building UK, Team Building activities, Management Development, Consult, consultants, organisational development, CSR, corporate social responsibility, community projects, leadership, leadership development, Leadership programmes, Leadership skills, leadership courses, leadership trainin. To register in person please use the registration sheet provided in the Triathlon brochure above. Completed forms must be submitted before October 31st each year for the projects scheduled for the next calendar year. All grant applications shall be directed to the Town of Deep River Recreation Program Coordinator on or before October 31st of each year to ensure they are considered within the Community Development Grant Program Intake.
Completed applications for Community Project grants, Corporate grants, and Community Event grants (as defined by this policy) which are received by the October 31st application deadline will be forwarded to Council with a recommendation from staff for review and consideration. Grant assistance in any one year or over several years is not to be interpreted as a commitment to future year’s funding. The term of a grant shall be for one year only unless Council has endorsed a multi-year commitment in the Community Project grant category.
Grant recipients will be notified in writing of the grant amount approved following Council approval of the Town’s annual budget.
This information must be submitted to the Recreation Program Coordinator no later than August 1st in each year. If your water is rust coloured please run your cold water taps only (suggested taps: bathtub or laundry tub) until water runs clear.
This is a comprehensive two-day course offering first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) skills for those who need training due to work requirements or who want more knowledge to respond to emergencies at home. Auqujog - this is a 7 week program running Tuesday eveings beginning May 10th to June 21st. Take Highway 17 east to Chalk River, turn left (at lights) on Plant Road and then left onto Baggs Road (just before AECL's outer gate).
With our scenic location on the wooded banks of the Ottawa River and our proximity to many more inland pleasures, we combine an array of sports and outdoor adventures with a rich cultural mosaic and festive community calendar throughout all four seasons.
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Our commitment to service excellence means that we deliver genuine business solutions at competitive rates. Her father was a surgeon and vice chancellor of Victoria University of Wellington and her grandfather was the 13th premier of New Zealand and later chief justice. She was then a Reader (Associate Professor) and had been Dean of Science and Deputy Chair of the university’s Academic Administration Committee. She was most interested in the nature of zooplankton communities, their changes over time, and their relationships to eutrophication, land use and hydro power developments.
From left, John Stark, Richard Rowe, Lynley Pearce, John Hayes, Brian Timms, Vida, Malcolm Forster, Mike Winterbourn.
She regularly gave talks on her New Zealand work and many of her research papers were published in the SIL proceedings. She also played badminton when younger and must have inherited her well developed “ball sense” from her mother who had been New Zealand amateur golf champion.
Bob was the father of freshwater fish research and fisheries in New Zealand, and was a life member of the New Zealand Freshwater Sciences Society. His thesis on the taxonomy of whitebait and related genera was regarded as one of the best submitted at that time. He worked at institutes in Australia, South Africa, South America, USA and the Falkland Islands, and received many accolades and awards throughout his distinguished career, including being made a Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand and being awarded a James Cook Fellowship. Visitors will be expected to address the annual meeting of the NZFSS and to visit several New Zealand research institutions including universities. In determining the value of the award the Committee shall take into account the fact that overseas scientists are often better able to receive financial assistance than New Zealanders. If funding is available, all material (including letters of support from referees) must be submitted electronically to the Secretary-Treasurer. The paper must be on research completed while they were a student as part of their MSc or PhD. Many of the resources are linked to the Guidelines for Environmental Education in New Zealand Schools and encourage acting for the environment.
It aims to encourage students to take actions that support a sustainable lakes environment. It includes information on taking chemical samples and physical measurements and conducting biological surveys.
It includes local information on rivers, mapping and explanation of terminology to do with rivers. Preference will be given to candidates less than 35 years of age, or who graduated in the previous 10 year period. Where appropriate, the successful candidate will also describe the work done during the trip at the next annual meeting of the Society. All material (including letters of support from referees) must be submitted electronically (as PDF or Word documents). The scientific paper that launched her standing as a scientist of international renown was “The relationship between body size of filter-feeding Cladocera and the maximum size of particle ingested”, published in Limnology and Oceanography in 1968, and currently with around 500 citations.
She has been President of the Royal Society’s Academy, a member of the Board of the NIWA, and a member of the Governance Boards of the Allan Wilson Centre for Molecular Ecology and Evolution, and the New Zealand Antarctic Institute. Bob has maintained and promoted excellence in science over many years – from solution chemistry to catchment studies. Graham’s focus has been on applying mathematical modeling methods to water-related issues to improve understanding of key environmental processes and provide technical support for development and implementation of public policy.
The newsletter is sent out electronically as a PDF file or as a hard copy by standard post. Members are entitled to attend the annual Society conference and associated workshops on topical issues, and to receive an annual newsletter detailing recent work at research institutions, members’ addresses and interests, and recent publications.
The objective of this Municipal Community Grants Program is to treat all organizations fairly and consistently and to share available resources throughout the municipality. Residents in some areas of Town may experience a drop in water pressure and the water may be rusty or cloudy due to flushing of the distribution system. Tour the beautiful site, see a camper's cabin, make a craft in the McLaren Craft Centre, walk on the beautiful sand beach on the Ottawa River. Come on down to the Community Pool for one hour of swimming and then head upstairs for an hour of games, drinks and pizza. From beaches to mountains, Deep River embraces a spectacular tract of unspoiled, tree-lined valley scenery and back-to-nature activities that beckon visitors from around the world.
Create your own 72-hour emergency kit and you will have the necessary items to help you and your family until emergency responders can reach you. We draw on a diverse pool of industry professionals in the production and staging of our events, in order to provide delegates with the ultimate learning experience. She played a significant role in establishing a new Masters course in Environmental Science at Canterbury and spent some years as a member of the South Canterbury Conservation Board.

She visited a vast number of South Island lakes, and had a happy knack of convincing people to take her to remote places. Her most frequently cited paper is “Lakes in the mountain region of Canterbury, New Zealand” Verh. Some years after her retirement she developed debilitating Parkinson’s disease and died in Christchurch on 21 July 2012 aged 82. Although he had retired from the National Institute of Water and Atmosphere (NIWA), he continued to work most days at NIWA’s Christchurch laboratory until shortly before his death in February. A turning point for Bob was in 1985 when he was invited to be a keynote speaker at the first international conference on diadromy, the movements of fish between fresh and saltwater environments (Boston, March 1986).
He gained election to the New Zealand Conservation Authority for two years until ill-health forced his retirement last year. Applications should be a single Word or pdf (preferred!) file, plus pdfs of letters of support. Topics covered include the water cycle, water uses, impact of land use and water use on water quality and stream health.
She is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand and has been Academy President of the Royal Society of New Zealand.
She has also chaired University of Otago review panels, including, for example, the Departments of Music and Theatre Studies, Philosophy, Anatomy, and Anthropology and Archaeology. At first this involved pollutant transport and transformation process in rivers, lakes and coasts, often concerning dissolved gasses (particularly dissolved oxygen) and, in later years, microbial pollutants.
With others in NIWA, Ian has contributed greatly to our knowledge of habitat use by fish and benthic invertebrates, and has developed methods and computer programmes that allow this information to be used to assess the potential effects of flow changes. There are currently three posters available (shown below), detailing New Zealand native freshwater fauna and flora.
The Society administers grants for conference travel and visits by overseas scientists through the SIL Trust Fund. Grants are intended to provide modest levels of support and assistance to community non-profit organizations. Due to popular demand an addition class is being offered on Thursday moring at the same time for $33.00. Vida was dux at Woodford House before going to Victoria University where she did her BSc and MSc in Zoology. She also undertook long-term studies on lakes Grasmere and Pearson in the Cass area of inland Canterbury, and in the 1960s and 70s wrote timely reviews and book chapters on freshwater biology in New Zealand. He also worked on describing all New Zealand’s freshwater fish and published his first book in 1978.
Another book followed but so did a period of productive research on the biogeography and dispersal of fish which continued until the present.
He served as co-editor on a number of scientific journals and refereed many papers, including 50 in the last year alone. While he leaves a huge gap in fisheries science, his written legacy is enormous; he also influenced many younger scientists who will be grateful they knew this remarkable man. At a wider university level her experience has been used in roles as a member of the Cycle 4 panels (university quality assessment) for Victoria University and Lincoln University, and she has chaired the Cycle 4 panel for the audit of the University of Waikato. Bob gained his BSc (Hons) in chemistry and his PhD in physical chemistry from the University of Canterbury (NZ) before working as a postdoctoral research associate at Wright State University, Ohio, where studies included gas solubility in liquids and related thermodynamic properties.
After encouragement from central government agencies, especially the National Water and Soil Conservation Organisation, he moved into monitoring network design with an emphasis on statistical aspects.
With over 30 years of experience in engineering hydrology and environmental flow requirements, and a very practical focus, Ian has provided advice to a wide variety of clients on the biological implications of flow regime alteration and environmental flow requirements, including in-stream habitat, water temperature, flushing flows, seasonal flow variations, and flow fluctuations below hydro-peaking stations. Stay for a free BBQ hot dog lunch, drinks, skits and s'mores around the campfire by the famous Camp Lau-Ren Rock. In the limited New Zealand freshwater fish fauna, Bob realised he had the opportunity to explore biogeographical patterns and processes in a way that would have been more difficult with a larger fauna. His widow, Ainslie, has provided an endowment fund that will bear Bob’s name, and will assist young freshwater scientists in furthering their careers.
Her expertise as an academic reviewer has been used in institutions in New Zealand, Australia, Sweden and the Netherlands. He joined the water section of the Chemistry Division, DSIR, in 1975 and then moved to the Ministry of Works Water and Soil Science Centre in Hamilton, in 1980.
In that regard he was a key player in setting up the on-going National Rivers Water Quality Network. This experience has been used to formulate methods for assessing flow regime requirements in rivers by many regional councils in New Zealand. Camp Lau-Ren is a residential children's summer camp of the United Church of Canada and is accredited by the Ontario Camps Association. In addition there is an upstairs viewing gallery and medium sized meeting room appropriate for ballet and socials. She wrote two long papers on mites from her thesis and another on the rhabdocoel flatworm Mesostoma – all were published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society of New Zealand. Other doctoral students she supervised were Jim Robb (midges), Derek Staples (bullies), Paddy Ryan (eels), John Hayes (trout), John Stark (lake-weed fauna), Laorsri Sanoamung (rotifers), Janet Wilmshurst (lake palaeobiology) and Barbara Schakau (midges in lake sediment cores). These often featured vigorous tramps to lakes and streams, an oft remembered example being the epic 14 km Lake Blackwater expedition of 1979 in a howling norwester (see photo). He rapidly asserted himself as a staunch defender of oceanic dispersal as the dominant process for the distribution and colonisation of Southern Hemisphere freshwater fishes. As anyone reading this synopsis of Carolyn’s scientific career will appreciate, she has made an extraordinary contribution to science in New Zealand and it is appropriate that her achievements are acknowledged by the Society through award of its highest honour of achievement and service.
The Centre (renamed the Hamilton Science Centre) became one of the principal components of NIWA. This kindled a strong interest in environmental statistical methods and, pleasingly, a proposal to continue this line of work was funded by the Foundation for Research, Science and Technology. Three and six day co-ed camps are offered for young people aged 6 to 16 as well as ten day Leaders In Training Camp .
Brian Timms undertook a post-doctoral fellowship under her direction and used it to make extensive studies of the benthic invertebrate communities of South Island lakes. Bob’s early work focused on dissolved oxygen and reaeration in rivers, colour and optical properties of waters, pesticide threats to aquatic ecosystems, effects of macrophytes on water chemistry, and catchment science. Vida also supervised Masters and BSc (Honours) students on a wide variety of topics, including mammals, water birds, fish and various aspects of the ecology of lakes and ponds. She was a life member of the Freshwater Biological Association (UK) and was an honorary life member of our Society.
Since the mid-1990s his research has mainly concerned land-water interactions, with special emphasis on dairy farming and the development of mitigation methods. Using Statistical Methods for Water Quality Management: Issues, Problems and Solutions, Wiley, New York).
Come see us at the Open House at 210 Lau-Ren Rd., Laurentian Hills, ON located 10 km West of Deep River just off Highway 17. In 1968 she and the late Ann Chapman founded the New Zealand Limnological Society (now the NZ Freshwater Sciences Society) as a forum where freshwater workers could meet at an annual conference and contribute to a newsletter. A major project was the Best Practice Catchments for Sustainable Dairying (2001-2011) that has been very influential in informing key groups about dairy impacts, possible mitigation measures and their likely effectiveness.
He has now moved into a third major area, applying risk analysis methodology to water-related human health issues, which has now become a major focus, including new work in the USA. Recently, Bob has been studying gas transfer across the air-water interface again, but this time focusing on nitrous oxide emissions and the importance of denitrification in lowering nitrate concentrations.
He enjoys both the mathematical approach to issues, and seeing their influence on the development of public policy. At NIWA, Bob is Programme Leader – Causes and Effects of Water Quality Degradation in the Freshwater & Estuaries National Science Centre.
For example, his results have been used by the Ministries of Health and the Environment in the promulgation of new Drinking-water Standards and Microbiological Water Quality Guidelines for Marine and Freshwater Recreational Areas.
His career has been characterised by a range of fundamental through to more applied activities in more recent times. Graham is recognised internationally as a specialist in the philosophy and procedures of water quality management, and has been a tireless teacher and statistical advisor to generations of New Zealand water quality scientists. He has co-supervised postgraduate students, has written around 100 peer-reviewed papers, most of which are first-authored, and has written around 90 technical reports.

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