Monthly Archives: July 2010

In the wet

It is winter which means it rains more in Christchurch. Everything is wet and the mountain bike trails are closed. So while it looks beautiful it is not great for outside activities. Hanging out in coffee shops seems to be … Continue reading

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Google Reader as a Research Tool

One of the most time consuming aspects of Ph.D. research is keeping up to date on all the current news. I know a few fellow postgrads that spend hours a day reading the current journals to see what is new … Continue reading

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New Zealand Institute of Forestry 2010 Conference

I had an excellent time at the NZIF conference in Rotorua. Lots of first-class speakers, an interesting field trip and I got some helpful feedback on my research. The conference started out with an amazing flight from Christchurch to Rotorua. … Continue reading

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Renewable Energy in Christchurch

Jeff and I had the opportunity to tour Windflow. They are a Christchurch company producing wind turbines with a unique design. The main difference is that the turbine only has two blades. The two-bladed design permits it to rock on … Continue reading

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