One of New Zealand’s foremost conservationists held a seminar at the Southern Institute of Technology (SIT) ahead of the Biodiversity expo held at SIT on the 13th of July.
Sir Alan Mark is a leading plant ecologist, specialising in the ecology of indigenous ecology of tussock grasslands, alpine lands, wetlands, shrub lands, forests and lakeshores. Sir Alan was made a fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand in 1987 and was a member of National Parks and Reserves Authority and later the New Zealand Conservation Authority. He was knighted (KNZM) in 2009 for his services to conservation in New Zealand. Now retired, he is still actively involved in conservation.