Chris McBride is a Research Officer with research interests in high-frequency environmental monitoring and process-based lake and catchment modelling. Over the past ten years Chris has designed, installed and maintained a network of solar powered high-frequency lake monitoring buoy stations across more than 15 lakes New Zealand-wide, as well as in China and Singapore. He is a long term member of the Global Lake Ecological Observatory Network, to which the New Zealand buoy network contributes data. Chris has also undertaken numerous catchment and lake modelling studies for a range of stakeholders. His latest research focuses on leveraging high-frequency sensor data from catchments and lakes to improve model performance, and considerations of model time-scale resolution needed to best inform management decisions.