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Associate Professor Miles Lamare

Kaiawhina - Māori Student Support Liaison

Contact DetailsMilesLamare

Office: 310 Castle Street, room 150
Tel: 64 3 479 7463
Cell: 021 279 7463
Email: miles.lamare@otago.ac.nz

Academic Qualifications

BSc Hons, PhD(Otago)

Research Interests

I have research interests in marine ecology, population biology, marine invertebrate biology, and the ecology and physiology of marine invertebrate larval stages. I have an interest in Antarctic marine invertebrates, and how their physiology differs to temperate and tropical species. I am also interested in the ecology of fiord invertebrate populations. Recent research has been conducted in McMurdo Sound, Antarctica, New Zealand, Samoa and the Cook Islands.

Courses

  • EAOS 111 Earth and Ocean Sciences
  • MARI 201 Physical Marine Environment
  • MARI 202 Marine Invertebrates
  • MARI 301 Marine Ecology
  • MARI 419 Field Marine Science
  • MARI 431 Biological Adaptations of Antarctic Marine Organisms

Research Projects

  • Effects of climate change (Ozone depletion, sea ice retreat, Ocean Acidification) on marine invertebrate larvae. This project is supported by Antarctica New Zealand.
  • Photobiology of marine invertebrate larvae
  • DNA repair in sea urchin larvae
  • Electronic tagging of starfish to examine ecology and movement
  • Effects of freshwater discharge on Doubtful Sound invertebrates
  • Examining the effectiveness traditional marine conservation methods (Taiāpuri and Māitaitai)

Postgraduate Students

Jennifer Chin - Thesis Title (MSc): The responses of sea urchin (Pseudechinus sp.) hybrid offspring to ocean warming and ocean acidification

Nadjejda Espinel Velasco - Thesis Title (PhD): Response of marine invertebrates to reduced seawater pH and warming at larval settlement and metamorphosis

Kendall Gadomski - Thesis Title (PhD):Larval ecology and recruitment processes of the toheroa Paphies ventricosa (Bivalvia: Mesodesmatidae) in Southland, New Zealand

Anna Kluibenschedl - Thesis Title (PhD): New Zealand Coralline Algae: effects of pH and temperature

Paulo F. Lagos - Thesis Title (PhD): Investigating the response of the krill Nyctiphanes australis (Euphausiacea) to stress caused by environmental change: a dynamic energy budget approach

Kate Sparks - Thesis Title (PhD): The adaptive capacity of marine invertebrate larvae to ocean acidification: Comparison of genetic and metabolic responses across latitudinal gradients

Saki Takagaki - Thesis Title (MSc): The distribution and abundance of surface macro-zooplankton off the Otago Coast, New Zealand

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Publications

Sparks, K. M., Foo, S. A., Uthicke, S., Byrne, M., & Lamare, M. (2017). Paternal identity influences response of Acanthaster planci embryos to ocean acidification and warming. Coral Reefs, 36(1), 325-338. doi: 10.1007/s00338-016-1505-1

Blanchoud, S., Zondag, L., Lamare, M. D., & Wilson, M. J. (2017). Hematological analysis of the Ascidian Botrylloides leachii (Savigny, 1816) during whole-body regeneration. Biological Bulletin, 232(3), 143-157. doi: 10.1086/692841

Thomson, B., Hepburn, C. D., Lamare, M., & Baltar, F. (2017). Temperature and UV light affect the activity of marine cell-free enzymes. Biogeosciences, 14(17), 3971-3977. doi: 10.5194/bg-14-3971-2017

Karelitz, S. E., Uthicke, S., Foo, S. A., Barker, M. F., Byrne, M., Pecorino, D., & Lamare, M. D. (2017). Ocean acidification has little effect on developmental thermal windows of echinoderms from Antarctica to the tropics. Global Change Biology, 23(2), 657-672. doi: 10.1111/gcb.13452

Nelson, K. S., Liddy, M., & Lamare, M. D. (2017). Embryology, larval development, settlement and metamorphosis in the New Zealand serpulid polychaete Galeolaria hystrix. Invertebrate Reproduction & Development. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/07924259.2017.1318183

Chapter in Book - Research

Burritt, D. J., & Lamare, M. D. (2016). The cellular responses of marine algae and invertebrates to ultraviolet radiation, alone and in combination with other common abiotic stressors. In M. Solan & N. M. Whiteley (Eds.), Stressors in the marine environment. (pp. 117-134). Oxford University Press.

Lamare, M., Burritt, D., & Lister, K. (2011). Ultraviolet radiation and echinoderms: Past, present and future perspectives. In M. Lesser (Ed.), Advances in marine biology (Vol. 59). (pp. 145-187). Oxford, UK: Academic Press. doi: 10.1016/B978-0-12-385536-7.00004-2

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Journal - Research Article

Sparks, K. M., Foo, S. A., Uthicke, S., Byrne, M., & Lamare, M. (2017). Paternal identity influences response of Acanthaster planci embryos to ocean acidification and warming. Coral Reefs, 36(1), 325-338. doi: 10.1007/s00338-016-1505-1

Nelson, K. S., Liddy, M., & Lamare, M. D. (2017). Embryology, larval development, settlement and metamorphosis in the New Zealand serpulid polychaete Galeolaria hystrix. Invertebrate Reproduction & Development. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/07924259.2017.1318183

Karelitz, S. E., Uthicke, S., Foo, S. A., Barker, M. F., Byrne, M., Pecorino, D., & Lamare, M. D. (2017). Ocean acidification has little effect on developmental thermal windows of echinoderms from Antarctica to the tropics. Global Change Biology, 23(2), 657-672. doi: 10.1111/gcb.13452

Thomson, B., Hepburn, C. D., Lamare, M., & Baltar, F. (2017). Temperature and UV light affect the activity of marine cell-free enzymes. Biogeosciences, 14(17), 3971-3977. doi: 10.5194/bg-14-3971-2017

Blanchoud, S., Zondag, L., Lamare, M. D., & Wilson, M. J. (2017). Hematological analysis of the Ascidian Botrylloides leachii (Savigny, 1816) during whole-body regeneration. Biological Bulletin, 232(3), 143-157. doi: 10.1086/692841

Lister, K. N., Lamare, M. D., & Burritt, D. J. (2017). Maternal antioxidant provisioning mitigates pollutant-induced oxidative damage in embryos of the temperate sea urchin Evechinus chloroticus. Scientific Reports, 7(1), 1954. doi: 10.1038/s41598-017-02077-5

Lister, K. N., Lamare, M. D., & Burritt, D. J. (2016). Dietary pollutants induce oxidative stress, altering maternal antioxidant provisioning and reproductive output in the temperate sea urchin Evechinus chloroticus. Aquatic Toxicology, 177, 106-115. doi: 10.1016/j.aquatox.2016.05.013

Alqaisi, K. M., Lamare, M. D., Grattan, D. R., Damsteegt, E. L., Schneider, W. J., & Lokman, P. M. (2016). A comparative study of vitellogenesis in Echinodermata: Lessons from the sea star. Comparative Biochemistry & Physiology Part A, 198, 72-86. doi: 10.1016/j.cbpa.2016.04.013

Cunningham, S. C., Smith, A. M., & Lamare, M. D. (2016). The effects of elevated pCO2 on growth, shell production and metabolism of cultured juvenile abalone, Haliotis iris. Aquaculture Research, 47, 2375-2392. doi: 10.1111/are.12684

Uthicke, S., Ebert, T., Liddy, M., Johansson, C., Fabricius, K. E., & Lamare, M. (2016). Echinometra sea urchins acclimatized to elevated pCO2 at volcanic vents outperform those under present-day pCO2 conditions. Global Change Biology, 22(7), 2451-2461. doi: 10.1111/gcb.13223

Cross, E. L., Peck, L. S., Lamare, M. D., & Harper, E. M. (2016). No ocean acidification effects on shell growth and repair in the New Zealand brachiopod Calloria inconspicua (Sowerby, 1846). ICES Journal of Marine Science, 73(3), 920-926. doi: 10.1093/icesjms/fsv031

Lamare, M. D., Liddy, M., & Uthicke, S. (2016). In situ developmental responses of tropical sea urchin larvae to ocean acidification conditions at naturally elevated pCO2 vent sites. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London: Series B, 283(1843), 20161506. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2016.1506

Smith, A. M., Clark, D. E., Lamare, M. D., Winter, D. J., & Byrne, M. (2016). Risk and resilience: Variations in magnesium in echinoid skeletal calcite. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 561, 1-16. doi: 10.3354/meps11908

Lebrato, M., Andersson, A. J., Ries, J. B., Aronson, R. B., Lamare, M. D., Koeve, W., … McClintock, J. B. (2016). Benthic marine calcifiers coexist with CaCO3-undersaturated seawater worldwide. Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 30(7), 1038-1053. doi: 10.1002/2015GB005260

Papetti, C., Windisch, H. S., La Mesa, M., Lucassen, M., Marshall, C., & Lamare, M. D. (2016). Non-Antarctic notothenioids: Past phylogenetic history and contemporary phylogeographic implications in the face of environmental changes. Marine Genomics, 25. doi: 10.1016/j.margen.2015.11.007

Foo, S. A., Sparks, K. M., Uthicke, S., Karelitz, S., Barker, M., Byrne, M., & Lamare, M. (2016). Contributions of genetic and environmental variance in early development of the Antarctic sea urchin Sterechinus neumayeri in response to increased ocean temperature and acidification. Marine Biology, 163(6), 130. doi: 10.1007/s00227-016-2903-1

Lister, K. N., Lamare, M. D., & Burritt, D. J. (2015). Oxidative damage and antioxidant defence parameters in the Antarctic bivalve Laternula elliptica as biomarkers for pollution impacts. Polar Biology, 38(10), 1741-1752. doi: 10.1007/s00300-015-1739-3

Gadomski, K., & Lamare, M. (2015). Spatial variation in reproduction in southern populations of the New Zealand bivalve Paphies ventricosa (Veneroida: Mesodesmatidae). Invertebrate Reproduction & Development, 59(2), 81-95. doi: 10.1080/07924259.2015.1007216

Lister, K. N., Lamare, M. D., & Burritt, D. J. (2015). Pollutant resilience in embryos of the Antarctic sea urchin Sterechinus neumayeri reflects maternal antioxidant status. Aquatic Toxicology, 161, 61-72. doi: 10.1016/j.aquatox.2015.01.031

Uthicke, S., Logan, M., Liddy, M., Francis, N., & Lamare, M. (2015). Climate change as an unexpected co-factor promoting coral eating seastar (Acanthaster planci) outbreaks. Scientific Reports, 5, 8402. doi: 10.1038/srep08402

Gadomski, K., Moller, H., Beentjes, M., & Lamare, M. (2015). Embryonic and larval development of the New Zealand bivalve Paphies ventricosa Gray, 1843 (Veneroida: Mesodesmatidae) at a range of temperatures. Journal of Molluscan Studies, 81, 356-364. doi: 10.1093/mollus/eyv001

Cubillos, V. M., Burritt, D. J., Lamare, M. D., & Peake, B. M. (2015). The relationship between UV-irradiance, photoprotective compounds and DNA damage in two intertidal invertebrates with contrasting mobility characteristics. Journal of Photochemistry & Photobiology B, 149, 280-288. doi: 10.1016/j.jphotobiol.2015.06.001

Sandersfeld, T., Davison, W., Lamare, M. D., Knust, R., & Richter, C. (2015). Elevated temperature causes metabolic trade-offs at the whole organism level in the Antarctic fish Trematomus bernacchii. Journal of Experimental Biology, 218, 2373-2381. doi: 10.1242/jeb.122804

Watson, S.-A., Morley, S. A., Bates, A. E., Clark, M. S., Day, R. W., Lamare, M., … Peck, L. S. (2014). Low global sensitivity of metabolic rate to temperature in calcified marine invertebrates. Oecologia, 174(1), 45-54. doi: 10.1007/s00442-013-2767-8

Morley, S. A., Bates, A. E., Lamare, M., Richard, J., Nguyen, K. D., Brown, J., & Peck, L. S. (2014). Rates of warming and the global sensitivity of shallow water marine invertebrates to elevated temperature. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, 96(1), 159-165. doi: 10.1017/S0025315414000307

Cubillos, V. M., Lamare, M. D., Peake, B. M., & Burritt, D. J. (2014). Cellular changes associated with the acclimation of the intertidal sea anemone Actinia tenebrosa to ultraviolet radiation. Photochemistry & Photobiology, 90(6), 1314-1323. doi: 10.1111/php.12310

Lamare, M., Pecorino, D., Hardy, N., Liddy, M., Byrne, M., & Uthicke, S. (2014). The thermal tolerance of crown-of-thorns (Acanthaster planci) embryos and bipinnaria larvae: Implications for spatial and temporal variation in adult populations. Coral Reefs, 33(1), 207-219. doi: 10.1007/s00338-013-1112-3

Pecorino, D., Barker, M. F., Dworjanyn, S. A., Byrne, M., & Lamare, M. D. (2014). Impacts of near future sea surface pH and temperature conditions on fertilisation and embryonic development in Centrostephanus rodgersii from northern New Zealand and northern New South Wales, Australia. Marine Biology, 161(1), 101-110. doi: 10.1007/s00227-013-2318-1

Hardy, N. A., Lamare, M., Uthicke, S., Wolfe, K., Doo, S., Dworjanyn, S., & Byrne, M. (2014). Thermal tolerance of early development in tropical and temperate sea urchins: Inferences for the tropicalization of eastern Australia. Marine Biology, 161(2), 395-409. doi: 10.1007/s00227-013-2344-z

Byrne, M., Gonzalez-Bernat, M., Doo, S., Foo, S., Soars, N., & Lamare, M. (2013). Effects of ocean warming and acidification on embryos and non-calcifying larvae of the invasive sea star Patiriella regularis. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 473, 235-246. doi: 10.3354/meps10058

Uthicke, S., Pecorino, D., Albright, R., Negri, A. P., Cantin, N., Liddy, M., … Lamare, M. (2013). Impacts of ocean acidification on early life-history stages and settlement of the coral-eating sea star Acanthaster planci. PLoS ONE, 8(12), e82938. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0082938

Mattern, T., Ellenberg, U., Houston, D. M., Lamare, M., Davis, L. S., van Heezik, Y., & Seddon, P. J. (2013). Straight line foraging in yellow-eyed penguins: New insights into cascading fisheries effects and orientation capabilities of marine predators. PLoS ONE, 8(12), e84381. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0084381

Gonzalez-Bernat, M. J., Lamare, M., & Barker, M. (2013). Effects of reduced seawater pH on fertilisation, embryogenesis and larval development in the Antarctic seastar Odontaster validus. Polar Biology, 36(2), 235-247. doi: 10.1007/s00300-012-1255-7

Baird, M. J., Lee, D. E., & Lamare, M. D. (2013). Reproduction and growth of the Terebratulid brachiopod Liothyrella neozelanica Thomson, 1918 from Doubtful Sound, New Zealand. Biological Bulletin, 225(3), 125-136.

Ghosh, R., Lokman, P. M., Lamare, M. D., Metcalf, V. J., Burritt, D. J., Davison, W., & Hageman, K. J. (2013). Changes in physiological responses of an Antarctic fish, the emerald rock cod (Trematomus bernacchii), following exposure to polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs). Aquatic Toxicology, 128-129, 91-100. doi: 10.1016/j.aquatox.2012.11.019

Gonzalez-Bernat, M. J., Lamare, M., Uthicke, S., & Byrne, M. (2013). Fertilisation, embryogenesis and larval development in the tropical intertidal sand dollar Arachnoides placenta in response to reduced seawater pH. Marine Biology, 160(8), 1927-1941. doi: 10.1007/s00227-012-2034-2

Byrne, M., Ho, M. A., Koleits, L., Price, C., King, C. K., Virtue, P., … Lamare, M. (2013). Vulnerability of the calcifying larval stage of the Antarctic sea urchin Sterechinus neumayeri to near-future ocean acidification and warming. Global Change Biology, 19(7), 2264-2275. doi: 10.1111/gcb.12190

Pecorino, D., Lamare, M. D., & Barker, M. F. (2013). Reproduction of the Diadematidae sea urchin Centrostephanus rodgersii in a recently colonized area of northern New Zealand. Marine Biology Research, 9(2), 157-168. doi: 10.1080/17451000.2012.708046

Pecorino, D., Lamare, M. D., Barker, M. F., & Byrne, M. (2013). How does embryonic and larval thermal tolerance contribute to the distribution of the sea urchin Centrostephanus rodgersii (Diadematidae) in New Zealand? Journal of Experimental Marine Biology & Ecology, 445, 120-128. doi: 10.1016/j.jembe.2013.04.013

Byrne, M., Lamare, M., Winter, D., Dworjanyn, S. A., & Uthicke, S. (2013). The stunting effect of a high CO2 ocean on calcification and development in sea urchin larvae, a synthesis from the tropics to the poles. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B, 368(1627), 20120439. doi: 10.1098/rstb.2012.0439

Pecorino, D., Lamare, M. D., & Barker, M. F. (2012). Growth, morphometrics and size structure of the Diadematidae sea urchin Centrostephanus rodgersii in northern New Zealand. Marine & Freshwater Research, 63(7), 624-634. doi: 10.1071/mf12040

Studer, A., Lamare, M. D., & Poulin, R. (2012). Effects of ultraviolet radiation on the transmission process of an intertidal trematode parasite. Parasitology, 139, 537-546. doi: 10.1017/S0031182011002174

Morley, S. A., Martin, S. M., Day, R. W., Ericson, J., Lai, C.-H., Lamare, M., … Peck, L. (2012). Thermal reaction norms and the scale of temperature variation: Latitudinal vulnerability of intertidal Nacellid limpets to climate change. PLoS ONE, 7(12), e52818. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0052818

Higgins, F. A., Bates, A. E., & Lamare, M. D. (2012). Heat tolerance, behavioural temperature selection and temperature-dependent respiration in larval Octopus huttoni. Journal of Thermal Biology, 37, 83-88. doi: 10.1016/j.jtherbio.2011.11.004

Morley, S. A., Martin, S. M., Bates, A. E., Clark, M. S., Ericson, J., Lamare, M., & Peck, L. S. (2012). Spatial and temporal variation in the heat tolerance limits of two abundant Southern Ocean invertebrates. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 450, 81-92. doi: 10.3354/meps09577

Studer, A., Cubillos, V. M., Lamare, M. D., Poulin, R., & Burritt, D. J. (2012). Effects of ultraviolet radiation on an intertidal trematode parasite: An assessment of damage and protection. International Journal for Parasitology, 42(5), 453-461. doi: 10.1016/j.ijpara.2012.02.014

Wing, S. R., McLeod, R. J., Leichter, J. J., Frew, R. D., & Lamare, M. D. (2012). Sea ice microbial production supports Ross Sea benthic communities: Influence of a small but stable subsidy. Ecology, 93(2), 314-323. doi: 10.1890/11-0996.1

Bates, A. E., Poulin, R., & Lamare, M. D. (2010). Spatial variation in parasite-induced mortality in an amphipod: Shore height versus exposure history. Oecologia, 163, 651-659. doi: 10.1007/s00442-010-1593-5

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