Dr. Colin Meurk
Lucy Cranwell Annual Lecture 2021

Cities: Keys to Biodiversity and Planetary Futures

WED 1 SEP, 7-9PM

Learn about the ecological restoration of Christchurch after the 2011 earthquakes at the 2021 Lucy Cranwell Lecture.

This year’s lecture will be given by Dr Colin Meurk of Landcare Research in Canterbury. Colin is an urban ecologist/botanist who co-developed the landscape model that drives many catchment-scale restoration plans by New Zealand cities and districts. He has been hands-on in shaping the ecological restoration of Christchurch after the earthquakes through work on the Travis Wetland, one of the largest urban wetlands in New Zealand.

The lecture will cover how city infrastructure may provide habitat for many endangered species, and how stepping-stones of forest and rock gardens linked by highways and river corridors create landscape legibility and connectivity for both wildlife and humanity.

Presented by the Auckland Museum Insititute, in partnership with the Auckland Botanical Society. 

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Dr. Colin Meurk