Author Archives: jcusens

Updated: All up and running (almost)

After a long period of having issues with our power supply it seems like we have been able to solve this problem for the time being. It is now possible to actually see our data online now which is quite … Continue reading

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EcoTas13 poster

I recently presented a poster at the EcoTas13 conference in Auckland. The conference was extremely stimulating and I walked away filled with new ideas. Expect some decent updates based on some of those ideas. For now just look at my poster.

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Pretty [science] pictures

I have arrived in Basel for some professional development related to my PhD . Travelling time was almost 40 hours with three stops. I felt quite good despite the 11 hour time difference between Auckland and Basel. As I wrote … Continue reading

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Smashing plant bits

I am going to Switzerland next week for my PhD work. I will be learning some new techniques and collaborating with with Günter Hoch at the Botanical Institute, University of Basel. The work involves analyzing non-structural carbohydrates (NSCs) in my mangroves (see … Continue reading

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It has begun

As of today I am officially a PhD candidate at AUT University with the Institute for Applied Ecology New Zealand. I have, however, done a bit of work prior to official enrollment to get ahead a little. What this has … Continue reading

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Updated: CO2 and Plants

CO2 levels in Earth’s atmosphere have just reached 400ppm. This is more than a third higher than what it was in pre-industrial times (about 270-280ppm). It is clear that CO2 has an impact on climate and it is more than … Continue reading

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Welcome to The Hip Ecologist

I have set up a new page for sharing my research and all things related to it. Stop by from time-to-time to see what I’m up to. For now check-out the institute –The Institute for Applied Ecology New Zealand – … Continue reading

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