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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

For maritime enthusiasts

NIWA Seminar

But you do have to be in Wellington ...

From sunny Europe to the cold Antarctic: how to boost polar marine science in a non-polar country in 5 years?

José Xavier, British Antarctic Survey

José Xavier (Cambridge University, Ph. D.) is a Antarctic marine ecologist based at the Institute of Marine Research of the University of Coimbra (Portugal) and at the British Antarctic Survey (UK), focusing his research on predator-prey interactions in the Southern Ocean, particularly on foraging and feeding behaviour of top predators in relation to climate change. His contribution to Portugal´s science, politics and education and outreach during the International Polar Year (IPY) was substantial, playing a major role in the establishment of national science and educational programs, being also highly involved in international programs and organizations (e.g. SCAR, ICED, APECS). José is the youngest recipient of the prestigious Marta T. Muse award for his substantial contribution to Antarctic science and policy, in 2011. His talk is on how it all happened and his most recent work with Dr. David Thompson at NIWA during the last 2 months.

Thursday, 28 February 2013, 10:30 am

NIWA Greta Point, Main Conference Room

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