Conference 2003

Conference 2003
Greening the City:
Bringing Biodiversity Back
into the Urban Environment

Biographical Details:

Morgan WilliamsDr J Morgan Williams (Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment, New Zealand)

Dr Williams is in his seventh year as commissioner. A Cantabrian — he grew up milking cows, building things and mucking about in rivers fishing and boating. He has degrees in biology and ecology, and extensive experience in agricultural, environmental, pest and ecological research and policy, particularly as they relate to the sustainability of land uses and the information exchange in rural and agribusiness communities. He has published widely on ecological and pest management matters and contributed to several books and has represented New Zealand on three Australian inter-governmental committees and undertaken many consultancies in the Pacific Islands and Australia. Most of this experience was gained during 20 years with MAF and a short period in Agriculture New Zealand — part of the Wrightson Group.

The Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment's role is to ensure that environmental management systems and processes contribute to the maintenance of or improvement in New Zealand's environmental qualities. He is currently an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the School of Environmental and Marine Sciences, University of Auckland and an Adjunct Professor at the University of Canterbury and the University of Queensland.

Dr Williams shares his environmental and sustainability interests with his partner Pam, currently President of the New Zealand Association of Environmental Education and a Victoria University Research Fellow in this field.

Conference sponsored by:

British Council NZ
The Community Trust
Landcare Research

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