Dr Mike Joy
Senior Lecturer, Massey University
Mike teaches environmental sustainability to ecology and environmental management undergraduate students in the Institute of Agriculture and Environment Massey University. He teaches community ecology, freshwater ecology, microbial ecology as well as New Zealand and global environmental issues.
His research is also broad encompassing predictive spatial ecology and using artificial intelligence and machine-learning to develop practical freshwater biological assessment tools used by many Regional Councils. Overseas teaching and research includes an associate professorial position at a University in Romania and developing biomonitoring tools in Southern Ireland and New Caledonia.
Mike is an outspoken advocate for environmental protection in New Zealand and has received a number of awards including an Ecology in Action award from the NZ ecological Society, an Old Blue award from Forest and Bird, he was named 2009 Environmental New Zealander of the year by North and South magazine, Manawatu Evening Standard 2012 person of the year, and the 2013 Charles Fleming Award from the Royal Society.
Dr Ian Boothroyd, Principal, Environmental Scientist and Team Leader Ecology, Golder Associates (NZ)
Dr Ian Boothroyd
Principal, Environmental Scientist and Team Leader Ecology, Golder Associates (NZ)
Ian is currently the Technical Director at Golder Associates (NZ) Limited and has over 25 years’ experience in freshwater management, monitoring, policy development, research and decision-making in the New Zealand environment. Ian has experience of assessing and reviewing the environmental effects of small to large developments ranging from energy generation activities, mining, roading, stormwater effects in urban and peri-urban subdivisions, and the effects of discharge of treated wastewater to water.
Ian has carried out extensive ecological surveys and provided resource management advice to national, regional and local governments, SOEs, private business and community groups. Ian has substantial experience as an expert witness and has appeared at many resource consent hearings and in the Environment Court; and is regularly called upon to provide independent expert testimony. Ian is also an accredited and experienced environmental commissioner and is a Certified Environmental Practitioner (CEnvP; Ecology Specialist).