Feral Keynote Speaker Announcement

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We at PERC are most excited to announce that Mark Davis will be giving a keynote presentation at the upcoming ‘Feral‘ conference.¬†Mark is the DeWitt Wallace Professor of Biology at Macalester College, where he has been a faculty member since 1981.¬† His research, writings, and presentations focus on the ecology of introduced species and the field of invasion biology. Mark …

Mike Joy Semi-Finalist in National Awards

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Freshwater ecologist and PERC member Mike Joy was nominated late last month as a semi-finalist in the 2018 Kiwibank New Zealander of the Year Awards. Mike has been chosen for his work in bringing the state of New Zealand’s waterways to public attention, having studied the diminishing quality of our rivers for the best part of two decades. Speaking to …

Colonial ecologies: Guthrie-Smith’s Tutira and writing in the settled environment

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PERC member Philip Steer has recently published the first account of ecology in pre-1950 writing to be published in a New Zealand literary history, appearing in A History of New Zealand Literature, edited by Mark Williams (Cambridge University Press, 2016). The essay points out that the most recurrent ecological concern in New Zealand literature prior to the 1920s centred on …