Kendall Leitch

Environmental Scientist

Kendall has joined us after recently completing her Master of Science degree at the University of Auckland. Her research focused on acoustics within the marine environment, concentrating on anthropogenic sound impacts, such as boat noise, on marine reserve soundscapes. Boat noise is not often understood as having large ecological consequences. This topic was of interest as it encompassed interactions of humans with the environment, their impacts and how they can be mitigated.
Kendall’s main interest is in the area of Ecology, the interactions within environments, including human interactions. As we rely on the environment for goods and services, assessing and managing the impacts we impose on environments to ensure a sustainable outcome is Kendall’s focus. Her academic career has built her knowledge, experience and passion for environmental management. Management roles she has undertaken have allowed Kendall to build communication and problem-solving skills, as well as leadership and project management capabilities.