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Emma Curtin

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Research Assistant to Jesse Bering

Tel 64 3 479 9276

  • Emma studied zoology at Massey University, gaining a Masters in 2009. Her thesis focussed on the conservation of the critically endangered Cromwell chafer beetle - the only insect in the Southern Hemisphere with its own reserve
  • Emma’s role in the Department is as Jesse Bering’s Research Assistant. Emma handles the data collection and analysis side of Jesse’s research. A large part of her job involves analysing survey responses from online study participants and writing up these methods and results in academic papers
  • She has also worked as a biodiversity ranger for DOC in Central Otago, to being a penguin rehabber and tour guide at Penguin Place on the Otago Peninsula (ask to see her penguin bite scars!)
  • When not at work, Emma loves running, cooking, playing hockey, watching British comedy and volunteering on various wildlife and conservation projects around New Zealand. Emma holds the highest bird banding qualification available and is a qualified horse-riding instructor