Bibishan’s virtual conference presentations in New Zealand and Germany

End of last year, amidst the silence of the pandemic, Bibishan presented preliminary results of his research at the annual New Zealand Ecological Society conference, held virtually this time in consideration of COVID-19 protocols. He briefly talked about the effect of forest age and other environmental variables on the macrofauna communities in his study sites. As part of his data collection, he measured the body lengths of the specimens in his invertebrate samples, calculated their fresh body mass and categorised them into different trophic levels based on their feeding behaviour. The initial results seemed to suggest that detritivorous macrofaunal abundance decreased with an increase in forest age.

Bibishan also did a virtual presentation of his research at the Ecology & Evolution seminar at the University of Freiburg, Germany. It was a nice opportunity for him to give a general introduction of his current research to his colleagues in the lab group he previously worked with during his MSc. Although staying awake at 1 am in the morning local NZ time was challenging, it was nice to reconnect with old friends and colleagues and to see his own work from a different perspective by presenting to an audience not working with food webs or urban restoration forests of New Zealand.

Bibishan also did a virtual presentation of his research at the Ecology & Evolution seminar at the University of Freiburg, Germany. It was a nice opportunity for him to give a general introduction of his current research to his colleagues in the lab group he previously worked with during his MSc. Although staying awake at 1 am in the morning local NZ time was challenging, it was nice to reconnect with old friends and colleagues and to see his own work from a different perspective by presenting to an audience not working with food webs or urban restoration forests of New Zealand.

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