Awards, awards, awards

Wendy received the award and lifetime membership of the NZ Marine Sciences Society. (Photo: Alan Blacklock, NIWA)

Dr Wendy Nelson, NIWA’s Taxonomy and Systematics Science Leader, has been awarded the prestigious New Zealand Marine Sciences Award in recognition of her continued and outstanding contribution to marine science in New Zealand.

Wendy is New Zealand’s foremost expert on seaweeds, and has devoted her career to research, education, and marineconservation. At NIWA she leads an active algal taxonomy research group and a large marine biodiversity research programme. Wendy also serves on the New Zealand Conservation Authority.

Other NIWA ecologists honoured this year include Dr Janet Bradford-Grieve, who was made an officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit for her services to marine science,and Dr Clive Howard-Williams, awarded the New Zealand Antarctic Medal in recognition of ‘outstanding contribution to exploration, scientific research, conservation, environmental protection, or knowledge of the Antarctic  region’.