Invited seminar in Auckland

I had a lovely visit to the University of Auckland yesterday to give a seminar in the School of Biological Sciences about my work exploring how dispersal, environmental conditions, and species interactions influence community assembly in California grasslands, patchy soil environments, and New Zealand forests. Jacqueline Beggs kindly tweeted about the seminar, too.

It was a great opportunity to catch up with the fascinating work being done by the Biological Sciences faculty as well, and I had wonderful chats with Kristal Cain, Anne Gaskett, Bruce Burns, and Nick Matzke.

I also had the chance to chat with Hannah Buckley at AUT about my involvement with the New Zealand Sustainability Dashboard in developing a prototype biodiversity assessment tool for NZ farms, which aligns closely with her agroecosystems research programme in the Biological Heritage National Science Challenge.

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