Category Archives: Uncategorized

The Next Adventure

In addition to our move to Darwin and new jobs, Jeff and I have been working on another project. This project has caused me to switch from running to swimming and often makes me crave funny foods . I will … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Scenes from My Commute

It has been a few months since I posted anything but there have been some big changes. I submitted my thesis in June, took a quick trip home to see family and now Jeff and I are living in Darwin, … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

How Not to Design a Survey

Roy Morgan, I will not be completing your survey. Are companies actually paying money for your survey results? The survey is poorly designed and it is hard to imagine you are gathering useful and accurate information from a relevant cross-section … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Reservation Price Infographic

This month has been the busiest of my academic career. I am planning to submit my PhD thesis at the end of June and I am creating a poster for the New Zealand Institute of Forestry Conference in early July. The two … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

500 Days of Earthquakes

The Press had an article about the Canterbury earthquakes with some interesting statistics. Christchurch had more than 9500 earthquakes in the past 500 days. We had an average of one earthquake of magnitude 3+ every FOUR hours. No wonder none … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Forestry Fleece Jackets

The School of Forestry jumpers we ordered arrived. They arrived in less than two weeks and look terrific. I think the logo turned out especially nice. I was expecting just a white logo but the touch of grey and green … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

New Zealand Wood Exports

The Canterbury Chapter of the NZIF hosted a meeting last night on log exports. In 2010, New Zealand exported 10.6 million m³ of wood to the Pacific Rim which was a record. Wood flow to the Pacific Rim from all … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

Teaching in a Tent

The world has already heard about the second large earthquake in Christchurch on 22 February. This one was worse than the first one in September. There are plenty of photos and videos on the internet so I won’t share too … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , | 1 Comment