Hamilton Cafe Scientifique talk "Rena disaster – what does this mean for our environment?"

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7:30pm, 22 November 2011

Café Français, 711 Victoria Street, Hamilton

"Rena disaster – what does this mean for our environment?"

Waikato University scientists discuss the effects of the Rena oil spill on the environment.  Free event, open to the public.

Speakers: Dr Willem de Lange, Dr Karin Bryan, Dr Chris Hendy, Professor Alistair Wilkins and Associate Professor Nick Ling

Waikato University scientists discuss the effects of the Rena oil spill on the environment.

Dr Willem de Lange - senior lecturer in Department Earth & Ocean Sciences. Researching coastal processes and hazards in the Bay of Plenty for the last 30 years. Students from the Department have since early 1970s measured and modelled Bay of Plenty hydrodynamics, which work lead to the establishment of marine ecology as a subject at the University of Waikato.

Dr Karin Bryan - senior lecturer Department of Earth & Ocean Sciences, specialises in coastal waves and circulation and how they move sediment and nutrients in the coastal environment.

Dr Chris Hendy - environmental geochemist, teaching analytical chemistry and geochemistry at Waikato University since 1972. Dr Hendy discovered the problem of the Tui Mine tailings leaching into the Tui Stream and Te Aroha’s drinking water in the 1970s.

Professor Alistair Wilkins - extensive experience in isolation and structure elucidation of organic molecules using GC-MS and NMR techniques which define the 3-D structures of the molecules.

Associate Professor Nick Ling joined Department of Biological Sciences in 1992. His research specialities are the physiology of fish and environmental toxicology.



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