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Steven Alexander Trewick

Steven Alexander Trewick

Professor of Evolutionary Ecology, Massey University
I was born in India, had a childhood in Africa and England and completed education in UK with a BSc honours in Ecology, before working as a freelance ecologist. I came to New Zealand in 1990, thoroughly disheartened by Margaret Thatcher's Britain and subsequently completed my PhD on evolutionary ecology. I am a long time 'anxietist' and activist on matters of the natural environmental and humanities place in it. I cycle where I can, avoid international travel and plant trees, when not teaching and researching across a very wide range of ecological and evolutionary topics. I have co-worked and co-parented with my wife raising two surprisingly smart and well adjusted children, or so it seems to me.

NZ is home to species found nowhere else but biodiversity losses match global crisis

Dec 04, 2018 16:25 pm UTC| Nature

The recently released 2018 Living Planet report is among the most comprehensive global analyses of biodiversity yet. It is based on published data on 4,000 out of the 70,000 known species of mammals, birds, fish, reptiles...

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Economy

BoK may frontload rate cut at tomorrow’s monetary policy meeting, says DBS Economics & Strategy

The Bank of Korea (BoK) is expected to deliver a 25bps rate cut at tomorrows monetary policy meeting, given the deterioration in the local COVID-19 situation, according to the latest research report from DBS Economics ...

Australian construction work done falls in Q4, largest quarterly decline in over a year

Australian construction work done fell 3.0 percent q/q in Q4, the largest quarterly decline in over a year and substantially larger than expected (-1.0 percent q/q). The downturn in residential activity accelerated but it...

India's IPO plan likely to benefit insurance industry, says Fitch Ratings

The Indian governments proposed IPO of state-owned Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) will improve the accountability and transparency of the countrys largest insurer and benefit the insurance industry, Fitch...

SGD likely to remain susceptible to a broader market tone, says Scotiabank

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U.S. Treasuries jump ahead of February consumer confidence, FOMC members’ speeches

The U.S. Treasuries jumped during Tuesdays afternoon session ahead of the countrys Consumer Board consumer confidence for the month of February, scheduled to be released today by 15:00GMT, besides, the 2-year auction, also...

Politics

Ivanka Trump, Donald Trump Jr. feud: Donald Trump’s children reportedly hate each other

Ivanka Trump and Donald Trump Jr.s relationship has reportedly become strained especially after the POTUS started trusting the latter more. According to the Atlantic, Donald Trumps favorite daughter and so-called golden...

Why Melania Trump wasn't punished for lying under oath in 2013?

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The rise of social media has paved the way for misinformation to spread in the fastest fashion the world has ever seen. No one is exempted from online fake news, even former United States President Barack Obama. A photo of...

Ivanka Trump trolled: Donald Trump’s daughter dissed after posing in front of Taj Mahal

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Melania Trump has a surprising comeback after being asked if she’s a gold digger

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Science

Asteroids: NASA spots asteroid traveling 27,939 mph, expected to approach within the week

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NASA: Agency holds competition to design the next Venus rover

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Technology

‘Warcraft 3: Reforged’ patch 1.32.2 gives Lady Vashj’s a proper pair of ears

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‘Cyberpunk 2077’ star Grimes reveals Lizzy Wizzy’s head-spinning backstory

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With the Doom Eternal release date less than a month away, interest in the upcoming title is on the rise. To whet fans appetite even further, Bethesda just released a new trailer showing just what the game is all...
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