What Mal Does

In addition to providing service as an independent commissioner, Mal can . . . 

. . . provide expert advice on estuarine, coastal and marine science around RMA and NPSFM matters (e.g., guidelines, standards, limits, consultation). This includes providing science to collaborative planning processes, which has taken up a large part of my career.

For example, I served on the Modelling Leadership Group that supported the Te Awarua-o-Porirua Whaitua collaborative planning process, and was a lead science writer on the Sea Change – Tai Timu Tai Pari Hauraki Gulf Marine Spatial Plan. I also led the Kaipara Harbour Sediment Mitigation Study.

. . . write, edit and review technical material of all kinds. Here are some examples of my past work:

Syntheses of information – Firth of Thames Water Quality.
Technical guidance – this is work I did for Waikato Regional Council on ecological thresholds and options for developing marine water quality standards.
Scholarly reviews – this is an invited article for Reviews of Geophysics on wave-driven sediment transport in estuaries.
Popular articles – here is a piece I did on mangroves for consumption by community groups.

. . . advise on, review and evaluate models.

The kinds of models I am talking about here include numerical predictive models of waves, currents and sediment transport, water quality (including nutrients, sediments and microbial pathogens), catchment sediment yield and urban contaminants; statistical models; conceptual models; and Bayesian belief models.

What I don’t do (you might have guessed already) is build websites.