Professor Russell Death

Russell Death is a Professor in Freshwater Ecology in the School of Agriculture and Environment at Massey University. He has had nearly 30 years’ experience in ecological research and teaching.

Professor Death’s area of expertise is the ecology of stream invertebrates and fish. Although his primary interest is ecology research, he have also been involved in applying that science in water management planning arenas such as the One Plan, Canterbury Regional Plan and the Ruataniwha irrigation scheme.

Professor Death was awarded the New Zealand Freshwater Science Medal in 2017 for an outstanding contribution to our understanding and management of freshwaters. He has published over 100 peer-reviewed papers, well over 5000 citations and an H-index of 39.

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Dr Adam Canning

Adam Canning is a freshwater ecologist, working at Fish and Game. He has a PhD from Massey University, has published peer-reviewed journal articles, a book chapter, reports and given technical evidence for regional plans.

His areas of interest include using ecological networks to assess the health of freshwater systems, species distribution modelling and linking policy with science.

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