Monthly Archives: September 2011

Crowdsourcing Ecosystem Services Certification

I recently read the report by CIFOR on Ecosystem Services Certification. The problem with certification seems to be finding a system that is not easy to cheat but also affordable enough for smaller players to participate. A certification system like … Continue reading

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My First Prezi

Prezi is a presentation software that was launched in 2009. I first heard about it during a TED talk by Chris Anderson and wanted to try it for a presentation. The problem was choosing the audience. It was a risk to … Continue reading

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A Day in the Life of Forestry Research

Planting trees for a research project on wood stiffness. Currently the best (stiffest wood) radiata pines in the nursery are not identified until year 4-5. This research is hoping to identify techniques to select the best trees in year 1-2. … Continue reading

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ETS and the Christchurch Rebuild

What do the Christchurch rebuild and New Zealand’s international obligation to climate change have in common? I believe there may be an opportunity to use the ETS to help fund some of the Christchurch rebuild. The ETS or Emissions Trading … Continue reading

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PhD in 3 Update

Good news! I was one of the top two forestry presenters so I move on to the engineering finals tomorrow. The panel of professors that scored the presentations suggested I improve my slide. With some advice from my fellow postgrads … Continue reading

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PhD in 3

The University of Canterbury has a contest for postgraduate students called “PhD in 3″ that challenges students to describe their research to a non-technical audience in three minutes using just one slide. Being able to quickly discuss your research with … Continue reading

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