Publications, Conferences, Exhibitions etc

Publications :

    Book Chapters

  1. Rock, J. and J. Siebert. 2018. Narrative, Rhetoric and Science: Opportunities and Risks. In Visual Rhetoric, O. Kramer (Ed.) Parlor Press (Anderson, SC, USA) (in press). 
  2. Gordon, E. and J. Rock. 2014. The Future of Food, The Warning of Soylent Green. In Art and Food, P. Stupples (Ed). Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Cambridge, pp 115-132.
  3. Volckaert F., Rock J., and A.P. Van de Putte. 2012. Connectivity and molecular ecology of Antarctic fishes. In Adaptation and Evolution in Marine Environments (v1) The Impacts of Global Change on Biodiversity. G. di Prisco and C. Verde (Eds.) Springer, London, pp. 75-96

 Refereed Journal Articles

  1. Rock, J. and S. Howard. 2018. Legitimizing boundary crossing for the average scientist: Two cases acknowledging how arts practice informs science. (In press, pending online pre-publication) Leonardo: Journal of the International Society for Arts, Science and Technology.
  2. Rogers, A. and J. Rock. 2017. Testing a mobile platform for community co-created exhibitions.  Curator: The Museum Journal. 60 (3): 335–349.
  3. McLean, L. and J. Rock. 2016. Value systems, scientists and the Antarctic: Using the values of science to inform climate change communication.  The Polar Journal. 6(2):291-306.
  4. Rogers, A. and J. Rock, J. 2016. Community co-creation of exhibitions within a museum setting.  Tauhere: Connections (An Emerging Museum Professionals’ Publication) 2: 62-74.
  5. Shephard, K., K. Brown, S. Connelly, M. Hall, H. Payne-Harker, N. Payne-Harker, J. Harraway, J. Martin, M. Mirosa, J. Rock, E. Simmons. 2016 Empowering students in higher education to teach and learn.  NZ J for Educational Studies. 1-15 doi 10.1007/s40841-016-0072-x
  6. Napper, R. and J. Rock. 2016. Art–Science and the Viewing Public: Illuminating Observations from “Art and Light” Viewers. Junctures: The Journal for Thematic Dialogue 16: 75-77.
  7. Collins, K., D. Shiffman, J. Rock. 2016. How are scientists using social media in the workplace?  PLOS ONE
  8.  Brosnan, T., S. Filep and J. Rock. 2015. Exploring synergies: Hopeful tourism and citizen science.  Annals of Tourism Research 54: 96-98.
  9. Young, E., L. Hauser, M. Meredith, M. Belchier, E. Murphy, J. Rock, G. Carvalho. 2015. Oceanography and life history predict contrasting genetic population structure in two Antarctic fish species. Evolutionary Applications doi:10.1111/eva.12259
  10. Bourk, M.,  J. Rock and L. Davis. 2015 Mediating the science: Symbolic and structural influences on communicating climate change though New Zealand’s television newsEnvironmental Communication: A Journal of Nature and Culture DOI:10.1080/17524032.2015.1058289
  11. Rock J. 2014. Natural History in the Digital Age? J of Natural History Education & Experience 8:9-11.
  12. Rock J., A. Sparrow, R. Wass, and H. Moller. 2014. Building dialogue on complex conservation issues in a conference setting. Conservation Biology 5:1428-33
  13. Smith N. and J. Rock. 2014. Documentary as a statement: Defining old genera in a new age. J of Media Practice 15:58-62.
  14. Sides, A., L. Davis and J. Rock. 2014. Our view of islands: Joining the values of science and society. Ecological Management and Restoration 15:123-127.
  15. Howard, S. and J. Rock. 2014. Seeing science “through new eyes” in an Art and Neuroscience Collaboration.  Scope: Contemporary Research Topics in Art & Design (9):104-107.
  16. Rock, J., and S. Howard. 2014. Art and Anatomy: The structure and function of an art-science collaboration.  Scope: Contemporary Research Topics in Art & Design (9):142-151.
  17. Muir, J., and J. Rock. 2012. River Dog: Re-imagining and re-representing the environment and de-idealising the rural in New Zealand film. New Zealand Geographer. 68 (3): 219-224.
  18. Young, E., J. Rock, M. Meredith, M. Belchier, E. Murphy, G. Carvalho. 2012. Physical and behavioural influences on larval fish retention: Contrasting patterns in two Antarctic Fishes. Mar Ecol Prog Ser. 465:201-215.
  19. Van de Putte, A., K. Janko, E. Kasparova, G. Maes, J. Rock, P Koubbi, F. Volckaert, L. Choleva, K. Fraser, J. Smykla, J. Van Houdt, C. Marshall. Comparative phylogeography of three trematomid fishes reveals contrasting genetic structure patterns in benthic and pelagic species. Marine Genomics. 8:23-34.
  20. Papetti, C., J. Pujolar, M. Mezzavilla, M. La Mesa, J. Rock, L. Zane and T. Patarnello. 2012. Population genetic structure and gene flow patterns between populations of the Antarctic icefish Chionodraco rastrospinosus. J Biogeography. 39:1361-1372.
  21. Pascoal S., G. Carvalho, S. Creer, J. Rock, K. Kawaii, S. Mendo, R. Hughes. 2012. Plastic and heritable components of phenotypic variation in Nucella lapillus: an assessment using reciprocal transplant and common garden experiments. PLoS ONE.7 (1) :e30289 1-11.
  22. Whiteley N., S. Rastrick, D. Lunt and J. Rock. 2011. Latitudinal variations in the physiology of marine gammarid amphipods. J Exp Mar Biol Ecol, Special Edition, Global Change in Marine Ecosystems. 400:70-77.
  23. Wilkinson, T., J. Rock, N. Whiteley, M. Ovcharenko, J. Ironside. 2011. Genetic diversity of the feminising microsporidian parasite Dictyocoela: new insights into host-specificity, sex and phylogeography. International Journal for Parasitology 41(9):959-66.
  24. Whitely, N., J. Magnay, S. McCleary, S. Khazree, A. El Haj and J. Rock. 2010. Characterisation of myosin heavy chain gene variants in the fast and slow muscles of gammarid amphipods. Comparative Biochemistry & Physiology A 157(2):116-22.
  25. Rock, J., S. Beech, J. Magnay, A. El Haj, G. Goldspink, and N. Whiteley. 2009. Linking functional molecular variation with environmental gradients: myosin gene diversity in a crustacean broadly distributed across natural thermal gradients. Gene 437:60-70.
  26. Costa, F., C. Henzler, D. Lunt, J. Rock*[Joint first author]. 2009. Probing Gammarus (Amphipoda) taxonomy with DNA barcodes. Systematics and Biodiversity 7(4):365-379.
  27. Van de Putte A., Van Houdt J., Maes G., Janko K., Koubbi P., Rock J. & Volckaert F. Species identification in the trematomid family using nuclear genetic markers. Polar Biology 32(12):1731-1741.
  28. Rock, J., F Costa, D Walker, A. North, W Hutchinson, and G Carvalho. 2008. DNA barcodes of fish of the Antarctic Scotia Sea indicate priority groups for taxonomic and systematics focus. Antarctic Science 20(3):253-262.
  29. Ironside, J. E., L. C. Roderick, T. J. Wilkinson, and Rock. 2008. Celtic, Crustacean or Cosmopolitan? Distribution and Host Range of the Microsporidian Pleistophora mulleri. Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology 55(4):355-362.
  30. Rock, J., and A. Cree. 2008. Extreme variation in body temperature in a nocturnal thigmothermic lizard. Herpetological Journal 18:69-76.
  31. Rock, J., J. Ironside, T. Potter, N. Whiteley, and D. Lunt. 2007. Phylogeography and environmental diversification of a highly adapted marine amphipod, Gammarus duebeni. Heredity 99:1-102.
  32. Rock, J., L. Pastene, G. Kaufman, P. Forestell, K. Matsuoka, and J. Allen. 2006. East Australia Group V Stock humpback whale movement between feeding and breeding areas based on photo-identification. Journal of Cetacean Research and Management 8(3):301-305.
  33. Rock, J. 2006. Delayed parturition: constraint or coping mechanism in a viviparous gekkonid? Journal of Zoology 268:355-360.
  34. Siriovski, N, Woolnough, C., Rock, J., Joss, JMP. 2005. NfCR1, the first non-LTR retrotransposon characterised in the Australian lungfish genome, Neoceratodus forsteri, shows similarities to CR1-like elements. Journal of Experimental Zoology Part B: Molecular and Developmental Evolution 304B:40-49.
  35. Rock, J. and A. Cree. 2003. Intra-specific variation in the effect of temperature on reproductive output in a viviparous Gekkonid. Herpetologica 59(1):8-22.
  36. Rock, J., S. Cook, J. Thomas, T. Murray and I. Jamieson. 2002. Selected temperatures of an alpine weta, Hemideina maori, from Southern New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Zoology 29:73-78.
  37. Rock, J. and A. Cree. 2002. The effect of reproductive condition on thermoregulation in a viviparous gecko from a cool climate. Journal of Thermal Biology 27:17-27.
  38. Allen, J. M., C. Carlson and Rock. 2002. Interim Report: IWC Research Contract 16, Antarctic Humpback Whale Catalogue. Report to the International Whaling Commission SC/54.
  39. Rock, J., R. Andrews and A. Cree. 2000 Effects of reproductive condition, season and site on selected temperatures of a viviparous gecko. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology 73:344-355.
  40. Rock, J. 1998. The “tor-rid” thermal relations of geckos: Thermobiology of common geckos in Eastern and Central Otago. in Research in the Taieri Catchment, Occasional Paper, Ecology Research Group, Univ. Otago 1: 41.
  41. Rock, J., M. Eldridge, A. Champion, P. Johnston, and J. Joss. 1996. Karyotype and nuclear DNA content of the Australian Lungfish, Neoceratodus forsteri. Cytogenetics and Cell Genetics 73:187-189.
  42. Sidman, C.L., Rock, and A. Sidman. 1993. Genetic polymorphisms and population diversity in the Na, K-ATPase gene of the spiny dogfish, Squalus acanthias. MDI Biological Laboratory Bulletin 32:145.
  43. McCrimmon, D.A. and Rock. 1992. Freezing tolerance in Mytilus edulis. MDI Biological Laboratory Bulletin 31:166-188.
  44. Schofield, J.P., Rock, J. Appel, and J.N. Forrest. 1991. A putative muscarinic receptor (M4) from the cerebellum of the spiny dogfish, Squalus acanthias. MDI Biological Laboratory Bulletin 30:157-158.

Published, refereed conference abstracts:

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  1. Rock, J. 2011. Crossing the science -humanities divide. In Shephard, Harland & Cohen (Eds) Proceedings of the Spotlight on Teaching and Learning Colloquium. HEDC Univ. of Otago:57
  2. Young, E., Rock, J., Carvalho, G., Murphy, E., Meredith, M., and Hutchinson, B. 2010. Gene flow in Antarctic fishes: the role of oceanography and life history. Geophysical Research Abstracts 12:EGU2010-2785.
  3. Whiteley, N., J. Rock, J. Magnay, A. El Haj, D. Lunt, and G. Goldspink. 2009. Natural variations in myosin heavy chain genotype in gammarid amphipods. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part A 153 (2) Suppl.:S72.
  4. Whiteley, N., J. Rock, J. Magnay, A. El Haj, and G. Goldspink. 2008. Environmental tolerances of gammarid amphipods: Lessons from myosin heavy chain genes. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part A, 150 (3) Suppl.: S159-S160.
  5. Rock, J., J. Magnay, S. Beech, A. J. El Haj, G. Goldspink, and N. Whiteley. 2005. The plasticity of myosin heavy chain genes in gammarid amphipods distributed along a latitudinal thermal gradient. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part A 141 (3) Suppl:S353.
  6. El Haj, A., J. Magnay, J. Rock, and N. Whiteley, 2005. Growing muscles in the fridge: The crustacean way. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part A 141 (3) Suppl.: S99-S100.
  7. Rock, J., L. Faulkner, N. Whiteley, 2004. Does temperature acclimation affect muscle function in marine crustaceans via changes in molecular diversity? Journal of Integrative & Comparative Biology 43(6): 957-957.
  8. Cree, A., Rock, J., & Stokes, G. (2004). Sexual differentation during embryo nic and juvenile development in viviparous geckos. New Zealand Journal of Zoology 31:102.
  9. Sheehan, H., Rock, J., Girling, J., and Cree, A. (2004). Remarkable delay in maturity and great longevity in a sub-alpine population of common geckos (Hoplodactylus maculatus). New Zealand Journal of Zoology 31:
  10. Rock, J., N.M. Whiteley, J. L. Magnay, S. Beech, G. Goldspink, and A. J. El Haj. 2003. The adaptability of muscle tissue in marine amphipods: a link with myosin gene sequences. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology 134/A 1:S57.
  11. Rock, J., N.Whiteley, J. Holmes, J. Magnay, S. McCleary, S. Beech, G. Goldspink, and A. El Haj. 2002. Variation in heavy chain myosin genes between stenothermal and eurythermal crustaceans: a link between phenotypic plasticity and genotype. The Physiologist 45(4): 328.
  12. Rock, J., J Joss, & T Longhurst. 2002. Unraveling the Australian lungfish genome. Biochemistry & Physiology Part A 132: S90.
  13. Cree, A., Rock, T. Whitaker. 1999. Report on the Society for Research on Amphibians and Reptiles in New Zealand (SRARNZ) Research Trip in 1997 to study geckos of the Seaward Kaikoura Range, Marlborough, New Zealand. NZ Journal of Zoology 24 (4): 256.
  14. Rock, J. and A. Cree. 1998. Selected body temperatures of the viviparous gecko, Hoplodactylus maculatus, are influenced by sex and geographical site. American Zoologist 37(5): 154A.
  15. Rock, J. and A. Cree. 1997. Body temperature and reproductive condition in the common gecko, Hoplodactylus maculatus. NZ Journal of Zoology 24:329. 


Submitted journal articles in review

  1. Bennett, A., J. Cooper and J. Rock. Site-specific documentary film for increasing stakeholder awareness in local marine conservation. (submitted to Marine and Freshwater Research).
  2. J. Rock and A. Rogers. A Multidisciplinary Look at Co-Creation : Towards a Better Mix of Community and Museum (submitted to Science Communication)
  3. Frederick, G. and J. Rock. The influence of place: A case study of Antarctic scientists. (submitted to The Polar Journal)
  4. Sima, E. and J. Rock. What is the ocean: A sea-change in our perceptions and values? (submitted to Human Ecology Review)
  5. Rock, J., M. Hu, and S. Carsen. Citizen Science: critical components for civic engagement.   (submitted to Citizen Science: Theory and Practice)
  6. J. Rock and A. Flatt. Laterality, Creativity and Critical State Balance in Learning. (submitted to STEAM)


Other conference abstracts:

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  • Rock, J. Connecting Science and Traditional Ecological Knowledge through student-community engagement. International Higher Education Teaching & Learning (HETL) Conference Exploring Spaces for Learning. Orem Utah, January 2015.
  • Special symposium organiser: Art – Science interaction: How can we further the effect? for the XXth International Conference of the Society for Human Ecology: “Ecological Responsibility and Human Imagination”October 22 – 25 2014 College of the Atlantic, Bar Harbor, Maine USA
  • Carson, S. and J. Rock. 2014. MM2: Public data-donation or citizen-engaged enquiry? Science Special In Group; Meeting of the New Zealand Association of Research in Education. Dunedin, July. 2014.
  • Carson, S. and J. Rock. 2014. Marine Metre Squared… an experiment in citizen-engaged science. NZ Marine Science Society Conference, Nelson August 2014.
  • Rock, J. 2013. Science Communication. Science Special In Group; Meeting of the New Zealand Association of Research in Education. Dunedin, Nov. 2013.
  • Bourk, M., B. Leon, J. Rock, and L. Davis. Mediating the Science: The Symbolic and structural influences on communicating climate change though New Zealand’s television news. XXVIII International Conference of Communication, Pamplona, Spain, Nov.
  • Rock, J. 2013. Graphic Galaxiids: Mapping the Interface between Science and Society. Aquatic Science at the Interface, New Zealand Marine Science Society / Australian Society for Fish Biology / NZ Freshwater Sciences Society Joint Annual Conference. Hamilton, August 2013.
  • Rock, J. 2013. Engaging with complex science. International Higher Education Teaching & Learning (HETL) Conference Exploring Spaces for Learning. Orlando Florida, January 2013.
  • Davis L, M Bourk, J Rock, S Wardell and B León. Does the messenger kill the message: how climate change and scientists come across on television news. VII Southern Connection Congress, Otago, Dunedin, January 2013.
  • Cree, A., Penniket S., Adolph S., Girling J., Hare H., Rock J. Variation in pregnancy rates across time and space in a cool-climate lizard: is there a relationship with temperature? VII Southern Connection Congress, Otago, Dunedin, January 2013.
  • Rock, J. 2012. Aesthetics and Science: An experiment in empathy. International Society for the Study of European Ideas (ISSEI) Conference on the Ethical Challenge of Multidisciplinarity. Nicosia Cyprus, July 2012.
  • Rock, J. 2012. Science Art presentation. Science Communicators Association of New Zealand (SCANZ) Annual Meeting. Wellington, Feb. 2012.
  • Gordon, E. and J. Rock. Future Food: Fiction and Reality for Art and Food Symposium, Dunedin School of Art. Otago, Dunedin, June 2012.
  • ScienceTeller Festival: Aesthetics and Astronomy: Putting Yourself in Space Exhibition Coordinator; and Chair, panel discussion on ‘Future telling- Conversations about Culture and Narrative’. Univ.Otago, Dunedin, Nov. 2011.
  • Rock, J. 2011. Ocean Warming: an experimental articulation. New Zealand Marine Science Society Annual Conference. Stewart Island, July 2011.
  • Symposium co-convener: Cultural Perspectives in Biodiversity Research and Management. NZ Ecological Society Conference. Otago, Dunedin, Nov. 2010.
  • Workshop organiser, Open-space Discussion on Cultural Perspectives in Biodiversity. Blog creator & moderator: NZ Ecological Society Conference. Otago, Dunedin, Nov. 2010.
  • Rock, J. Narratives and Aesthetics in Science. Association for the Study of Literature and Environment (ASLE-UK) Conference: Environmental Change – Cultural Change. Bath UK, Aug. 2010.
  • Rock, J. Oceanography, gene flow and life history: Linking developmental rates with population level processes. Evo-Devo Meets Marine Ecology. European Molecular Biology Organisation EMBO. 2009 Ischia Italy.
  • Rock, J. and N. Whitely. Adaptation of myosin heavy chain genes to natural thermal gradients in marine gammarid amphipods. Macrophysiology Meeting, May 2008, Plymouth UK
  • Rock, J. Gene flow in Antarctic fishes: the role of oceanography and life history. Marine Genomics: An Ocean of Techniques MGE Workshop. 2007, Crete.
  • Rock, J. and E. Young. Merging molecular and oceanographic processes in the Scotia Sea and beyond. British Antarctic Survey AFI Conference, Sept. 2007, Cambridge.
  • Rock, J. et al. Gene flow in Antarctic fishes: the role of oceanography and life history. American Association of Limnology and Oceanography. 2007 Santa Fe NM, p. 156.
  • Rock, J. and E. Young. Gene flow in Antarctic fishes: the role of oceanography and life history. British Antarctic Survey AFI Conference, Sept. 2006, Cambridge.
  • Khazraee, N., Rock, J. Magnay, A. El Haj, & N. Whitely. Biochemical and molecular characterisation of fast and slow muscle fibres in the abdominal muscles of gammarid amphipods. 6th Int. Crustacean Congress, July 2005 Glasgow, p. 165.
  • Rock, J. Unraveling the Australian lungfish genome. Invited Plenary Lecture, Comparative Genomics Session, Annual Main Meeting of the Society for Experimental Biology, 2002, Swansea.
  • Allen, J. M., Rock, C. Carlson and M. Harvey. Description and summary of the Antarctic Humpback Whale Catalogue. Proceedings of the 14th Biennial Conference on the Biology of the Marine Mammal, December 2001, Vancouver, B.C., Canada.
  • Rock, J., R. Andrews and A. Cree. Thermal biology and female reproduction in a viviparous gecko, Hoplodactylus maculatus. Abstracts of the Third World Congress of Herpetology, August 1997 Prague, Czech Republic, p.176.
  • Cree, A., J. Girling and Rock. Does elevated progesterone help explain the prolonged pregnancy of a gekkonid lizard? Proceedings of the 18th Annual Conference of the Australian and New Zealand Society for Comparative Physiology and Biochemistry (ANZSCPB), December 1996, Melbourne, Australia, p. 21.
  • Rock, J. and A. Cree. A field study of body temperatures and reproductive condition in a viviparous gecko, Hoplodactylus maculatus. Proceedings of the 18th Annual Conference of ANZSCPB, as above, p. 33.
  • DenDanto, D., Rock, S.K. Katona. Determination of gender of individually identified finback whales using polymerase chain reaction. Proceedings of the 10th Biennial Conference on the Biology of the Marine Mammal, November 1993, Galviston Tx. , p.41.
  • Rock, J. The microbial content of cetacean blow-hole aspirate. Proceedings of the 19th Maine Biological and Medical Sciences Symposium, May 1993, p.7.
  • Rock, J. Mytilus edulis freezing tolerance. Proceedings of 17th Maine Biological and Medical Sciences Symposium, May 1991, p.8.

Conference workshops and academic seminars

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2014    Workshop on “Creative Science Communication” for Joint APECS (Association of Polar Early Career Scientists) and Polar Educators International (PEI) Workshop on Science Communication at 2014 Open Science Conference of SCAR (Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research)

2014    Invited seminar for Dept of Marine Science “The National Strategic Plan for Science in Society (and YOU)” University of Otago.

2013    Organisation Committee of ScienceTeller Festival

2012    Invited seminar for Dept of Physiotherapy Seminar Series

2012    Invited seminar for Dept Media Film and Communication Seminar Series

2012    Seminar for Centre for Science Communication Seminar Series “Aesthetics & Science: A Cross Disciplinary Experiment in Empathy”.

2011    Invited presentation on Science Communication for Dept. of Chemistry, Univ. Otago

2011    Panelist for Dept of Zoology Postgrad Seminar on Career Pathways

2011    Reviewer of abstracts for Univ Otago Spotlight on Teaching Conference.

2010    Invited speaker for Human Ecology Lecture Series, College of the Atlantic, Maine: “Mind the Gap: Bridging the Science Art”. May 2010.

2009    Seminar for Centre for Communication of Science, Univ. Otago, NZ: “Shifting paradigms: the interplay of science and art.”

2008    Invited seminar for Humanity & Social Science Dept, Uppsala U., Sweden: “Our view of the sea: What we can learn from fish”.

2001    Biology Seminar Series, COA; “Integrating thermal & reproductive physiology”

1995    COA, seminar on “Marine Mammal Evolution”

1994    Macquarie University; Biological Sciences Lecture Series: “The ‘Living Fossil’ Status of the Tuatara”

AudioVisual Recordings

2008   Artistic and scientific contributor to the sci-art exhibition by S. Harris “Offering, Sacrifice and the One True Celt”, exploring the history and genetics of Celtic ethnicity (Y Galeri, 29 Feb-12 April, Caernarfon, UK) and film, Observations of an Alien,

2007   Artistic contributor to “Songs From Stones” animation film on anthropology and paleo-history on Anglesey;

2005-2007       Artistic contributor to animation films Hela’r Twrch Trwyth, Mona, and Origins (S. Harris, Arts Council of Wales, and National Museums of Wales, Ireland and Scotland) presenting cultural and archeological interpretation of Celtic history and the palaeolithic development of tools,,

1995    Scientific contributor/participant in “The Living Sea”, an Academy Award nominated (short subject documentary) IMAX film (MacGillivry Freeman Films, CA), filmed in Gulf of Maine.

Other Creative Works

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2013    Supervised and co-created mapping complex science resource on conserving galaxiid fish in Otago;

2012    A sci-art exhibition; From Pattern to Process: Mathematics of Marine Growth, NZ Marine Studies Centre, Portobello.

2012    Symposium co-organiser UC Celebrate Series:   Science & Arts , NZ international IceFest Sept 24 Christchurch.

2012    Public lecture coordinator: Jonathan Boston A New Global Climate Change Treaty – Can Humanity Deliver? Our Challenge after Durban for 2015 (14 March 2012 Dunedin)

2012, 2010 Co-coordinator of Centre for Science Communication display & exhibition for Annual Dunedin International Science Festival, U. Otago Expo.

2011    Exhibition organiser: 2˚Different: An ARTiculation of Warming, NZ Marine Studies Centre, Portobello.

2011    Exhibition organizer: Aesthetics of Space, Otago Museum 1812 Gallery, ; and Chair, panel discussion on ‘Future telling- Conversations about Culture and Narrative’ ScienceTeller Festival, Dunedin.

Rock, J. 1990. ‘Oakskin’. published in Potato Eyes: Journal of Poetry, Fiction, Reviews & Art. Nightshade Press, Maine. 3:23.

Rock J. 1988. ‘Someday’, in Reflections Poetry Magazine (D. Harper, Ed.). vol 6 (2).

Rock J. 1988. ‘Fall’, in Stormy Weather. T. Thomas (Ed.) Poetry Unlimited, Mt Pleasant Texas.

Rock J. 1988. ‘Time’, in A Time to be Free. Vol IV. Quill Books, Minot N. Dakota.

Public lectures (given/organised)

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2012    Presenter/MC and co-organizer for IceFest NZ 2012 event Science & Arts; U Canterbury, Sept 2012.

2012    Organiser of National Seaweek event: An Evening at Sea. Film Festival of marine documentaries and presentation by James Blake; 9 March Hutton Theatre, Otago Museum, Dunedin.

2012    Organiser of public lecture and question forum on “A new global climate change treaty” (with Prof J. Boston and others); March, 2012 University of Otago.

2012    Organiser of SciTed series public lecture on “Climate Change: A super-wicked policy problem” with Prof J. Boston; March, 2012 University of Otago.

2011           Otago Univ. Advanced School Sciences Academy guest speaker “Communicating Science Creatively”, workshop organizer “Climate Change and Knowledge Exchange Forums”, and contributor to Knowledge Forum project on climate change curriculum.

2011 Presentation on sci-art “Dichotomy Blues”, for Pecha Kucha Night, Dunedin Fringe Arts Trust.

2001    YMCA, Bar Harbor ME; Community Lecture Series: “Field experiences in the Antarctic”

1995    MDIBL; Summer Lecture Series: “Living Fossils”

1995    Maine Audubon Society, North East Harbor, ME; Summer Seminar Series: “Living Fossils”

1995, 1993 Multiple seminars for Summer Field Studies Lecture Series on “Marine Mammals of the Gulf of Maine”.