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Our people

Email Address

botany@otago.ac.nz

Enquiries

Tel: +64 3 479 7577

Administration

Tel: +64 3 479 9060
hod.botany@otago.ac.nz

Dr David A. Orlovich

Head of Department

Katherine van der Vliet

Office Administrator
Tel: +64 3 479 7577
botany@otago.ac.nz

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Academic

Associate Professor David J. Burritt

Functional Biology & Biotechnology, Plants & Seaweeds
Tel: +64 3 479 9057
david.burritt@botany.otago.ac.nz

Professor Katharine J. M. Dickinson

Terrestrial Ecology, Vascular Plants
Tel: +64 3 479 9059
kath.dickinson@otago.ac.nz

Associate Professor Paul L. Guy

Virology, Plants & Viruses
Tel: +64 3 479 7574
paul.guy@botany.otago.ac.nz

Dr Linn Hoffmann

Marine Eco-Physiology, Phytoplankton
Tel: +64 3 479 7583
linn.hoffmann@otago.ac.nz

Associate Professor Janice M. Lord

Ecology and conservation, plants and fungi
Tel: +64 3 479 5131
janice.lord@botany.otago.ac.nz

Dr Matthew Larcombe

Evolutionary ecology

Tel: +64 3 479 3943
matthew.larcombe@otago.ac.nz

Associate Professor David A. Orlovich

Evolutionary biology, Fungi Tel: +64 3 479 9060
david.orlovich@otago.ac.nz

Dr Katja Schweikert

Teaching Fellow
Tel: +64 3 471 6146
katja.schweikert@otago.ac.nz

Dr Tina Summerfield

Molecular Physiology, Cyanobacteria
Tel: +64 3 479 7578
tina.summerfield@botany.otago.ac.nz

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Honorary & Emeritus Academic Staff, Postdocs & Research Associates

Prof. Sir Alan Mark

Emeritus Professor
Conservation ecology
Tel: +64 3 479 7573
alan.mark@otago.ac.nz

Assoc. Prof. Ilse Breitwieser

Honorary Associate Professor
Systematics
Tel: +64 3 321 9621

Prof. Barbara Barratt

Honorary Professor
Biosecurity

Tel: +64 3 489 9061
barbara.barratt@agresearch.co.nz

Prof. William G. Lee

Honorary Professor
Biogeography

Tel: +64 3 470 7207

Jennifer Bannister

Research Associate
Paleobotany

Tel: +64 3 479 7577

Dr Allison Knight

Research Associate
Lichenology

Tel: +64 3 479 7577

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  Ecology Degree Programme

Dr Anna Wood

Teaching Fellow
Tel: +64 3 471 6146
anna.wood@otago.ac.nz

Dr Katja Schweikert

Teaching Fellow
Tel: +64 3 471 6146
katja.schweikert@otago.ac.nz

Technical staff

Pam Cornes

Senior Technical Officer

Tel: +64 3 479 9064
pamela.cornes@otago.ac.nz

Rebecca Macdonald

Laboratory Technician
Tel: +64 3 479 7579
rebecca.macdonald@otago.ac.nz

Susan F. Mackenzie

Technical Assistant Tel: +64 3 479 4572
susan.mackenzie@botany.otago.ac.nz

Hadley O'Sullivan

IT Technician Tel: +64 3 479 7571
hadley.osullivan@otago.ac.nz

Toni Renalson

Laboratory Technician Tel: +64 3 479 4572
toni.renalson@otago.ac.nz

Mr John Steel

Herbarium Technician
Taxonomy, Terrestrial plants

Tel: +64 3 479 9061
john.steel@botany.otago.ac.nz

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Postgraduate students

Rohan Allen

PhD, Botany
Supervisor Linn Hoffmann

Stefanie Barak

MSc, Ecology
Supervisor Janice Lord

Nusyana Cham Pi

PhD, Botany
Supervisor David Burritt

Jessica Chen

MSc Zoology
Co-supervisor Kath Dickinson

Esther Dale

PhD, Ecology and Evolution
Supervisor Steven Higgins

Luke Easton

PhD, Vertebrate-plant interactions
Supervisor Kath Dickinson

Sophie Fern

PhD, Botany
Supervisor Kath Dickinson

Jessica Fitzgerald

BSc Hons Botany (PLBI)
Supervisor David Burritt

Verity Forbes

MSc, Ecology
Supervisor Kath Dickinson

Laura van Galen

PhD, Botany
Supervisor Matt Larcombe

Ian Geary

PhD, Geology/Botany
Supervisor Janice Lord

Hanneloor Heynderickx

PhD, Botany
Supervisor Linn Hoffmann

Natalie Howes

PhD, Botany
Supervisor David Burritt

Yuta Ogawa

MSc, Botany (PLBI)
Supervisor David Burritt

Paulo Lagos Jimeñez

PhD, Marine Science
Supervisor David Burritt

Bryce Kahlert

MSc, Botany
Supervisor David Orlovich

Chelsea Kerr

MSc, Botany
Supervisor David Burritt

Tingling (Lily) Lui

PhD, Food Science
Supervisor David Burritt

Andy Nilsen

PhD, Botany
Supervisor David Orlovich

Yuta Ogawa

MSc Botany (PLBI)
Supervisor David Burritt

Patricio Saldivia Perez

PhD, Botany
Supervisor Janice Lord

Madeleine Post

MSc Botany (PLBI)
Supervisor David Burritt

Joshua Rich

PGDP Sci Botany (PLBI)
Supervisor David Burritt

Cecila Richardson

MSc Marine Science
Supervisor David Burritt

Kevin Sheridan

PhD, Cyanobacteria
Supervisor Tina Summerfield

Mi Tang

PhD, Botany
Supervisor David Burritt

Jake Tully

MSc Zoology
Co-supervisors Kath Dickinson and Janice Lord

Sam West

MSc Ecology
Supervisor Kath Dickinson

Oscar Yip

MSc Botany
Supervisor David Burritt

Amirreza Zarekarizi

Botany
Supervisor David Burritt

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Past students

Profiles of our prior postgraduate students are available on our Graduates page.

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Laboratories/Research Rooms

Research Students, Room II (write up room)

Tel: +64 3 471 6219

Pavilion Workroom

Tel: +64 3 479 9024

Bannister Laboratory

Tel: +64 3 479 4010

Baylis Laboratory

Tel: +64 3 479 4573

Holloway Laboratory

Tel: +64 3 479 4008

Interim Laboratory

Tel: +64 3 479 4009

Shore Laboratory

Tel: +64 3 479 9063

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