David Schiel awarded UC Research Medal

07 December 2016

Distinguished Professor David Schiel has been awarded the University of Canterbury's Research Medal for his sustained record of research.

Distinguished Professor David Schiel – UC Research Medal 2016

Distinguished Professor David Schiel, who is widely acknowledged as one of New Zealand’s pre-eminent marine scientists, has been awarded the University of Canterbury’s Research Medal for his sustained record of research.

A Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand, Prof Schiel has been elevated to the rank of Distinguished Professor at the University of Canterbury (UC).

In 26 years at UC, Prof Schiel has worked on a wide range of topics in marine science, with internationally recognised contributions in aquaculture, fisheries, kelp forest ecology and the functioning of nearshore ecosystems.

He’s one of the architects of the National Science Challenge Sustainable Seas, a long-term funding initiative to solve important marine management problems.

UC Research Medal

The Research Medal is awarded by the University Council for excellence demonstrated by a sustained record of research of the highest quality, or by research of outstanding merit produced over a more limited timeframe.


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