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Kiran completed her Master of Science (first class honours) in Environmental Science at the University of Auckland in 2018. Kiran’s research focused on freshwater community ecology and catchment connectivity, and involved the use of extensive sampling of macroinvertebrates, water and habitat quality parameters, statistical modelling, and geospatial techniques to understand the influence of local vs. regional processes on biodiversity patterns. Whilst studying at the University of Auckland, Kiran also worked as a Teaching Assistant, tutoring undergraduate science courses and assisting with laboratory and field classes. Kiran was also part of two research teams investigating air quality pollution in NZ’s urban regions, and mutualistic relationships in New Zealand native broadland forests. Kiran brings a wide range of research interests and knowledge to the Morphum Environmental Science team.
As a graduate environmental scientist, Kiran will contribute to field work, data analysis, and reporting for a range of environmental projects including Watercourse Assessment Reports, Ecological Impact Assessments and Stream Evaluation Surveys. 

Specialisations:

•    Freshwater ecological assessments
•    Technical report writing
•    Environmental data analysis and statistical modelling
•    Stream Ecological Valuation (SEV) surveys
•    Water quality monitoring and analysis
•    Experiment design
•    Terrestrial vegetation surveys
•    Air quality monitoring
•    Soil and asbestos surveying