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Katerina AchilleosKaterina

Thesis Title (PhD): Growth and calcification in articulated bryozoans as a response to environmental conditions.
Supervisor: Abby Smith, Chris Brown (Biochemistry), Dennis Gordon (NIWA, Wellington).
Previous Degree(s): BSc in Biological Sciences & MSc in Ecology and Biodiversity (University of Cyprus, Cyprus)


Jacob AndersonJacob

Thesis Title (PhD): Determining Antarctica’s terrestrial climate history from microbial populations in permafrost
Supervisor: Gary Wilson, Craig Cary (University of Waikato), Christina Riesselman
Previous Degree(s): BSc - Earth Science and Geography (Massey University), MSc - Geology (University of Otago)


  • Anderson, J.T.H., Wilson, G.S., Fink, D., Lilly, K., Levy, R.H., and Townsend, D. (2017). Reconciling marine and terrestrial evidence for post LGM ice sheet retreat in southern McMurdo Sound, Antarctica. Quaternary Science Reviews, 157, 1-13.
  • Jones, R.S., Norton, K.P., Mackintosh, A.N., Anderson, J.T.H., Kubik, P., Vockenhuber, C., Wittmann, H., Fink, D., Wilson, G.S., Golledge, N.R. and McKay, R., (2017). Cosmogenic nuclides constrain surface fluctuations of an East Antarctic outlet glacier since the Pliocene. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 480, pp.75-86.

Tim Baxter

Thesis Title (MSc): Topographic upwelling at the Three Kings Islands, New Zealand
Supervisor:Rob Smith, Chris Hepburn, Pete Russell
Previous Degree(s):BAppSc Aquaculture and fisheries and Accounting

Louise Bennett-Jones imageLouise Bennet-Jones

Thesis title (MSc): Paua (Haliotis iris) in the East Otago Taiapure; Assessment, Enhancement, Management.
Supervisor: Chris Hepburn
Previous degrees: BSc (Hons) Marine Biology & Coastal Ecology, Plymouth University (UK)

Stephanie Bennington

Thesis Title (MSc): Habitat-use of bottlenose dolphins in Doubtful & Dusky sound
Supervisors: Steve Dawson & Will Rayment
Previous Degree(s): BSc majoring in Ecology & Zoology (Otago University)   

William Carome

Thesis Title (MSc): Investigating potential effects of tourism on Hector's dolphins in Akaroa Harbour
Supervisor: Steve Dawson, Will Rayment, Liz Slooten (Zoology)
Previous Degree(s): BA Biology (Boston College)

Isabella Clere

Thesis Title (MSc): Quantifying natural levels of plastic pollution in commercial fish around the Otago Region, New Zealand
Supervisor: Bridie Allan
Previous Degree(s): BSc in Food Science and Marine Science - University of Otago

Alex ConnollyAlex

Thesis Title (MSc): Identifying shifts in the trophic positions of coastal fish species associated with an increasing human population.
Supervisor: Lucy Wing, Steve Wing, Ian Smith
Previous Degree(s): BSc in Ecology (Otago)

Mason Court imageMason Court

Thesis title: Exploring the relationship between herbivorous fish species and Undaria
Supervisor: Chris Hepburn and Bridie Allan
Previous degrees: Post Graduate Diploma in Science (Marine Science)

Connor Davenport

Thesis Title (MSc): Effects of bathymetry, wave environment and sea level on rip current dynamics in a wave resolving model
Supervisors: Ata Suanda, Abby Smith
Previous Degree(s): Bachelor of Science in Geology, Oceanography (University of Otago)

Fenella Deans

Thesis Title (PhD): The influence of ocean acidification and warming on greenhouse gases and microbial community structure and processing in New Zealand’s coastal waters
Supervisor: Federico Baltar, Sergio Morales, Clifford Law
Previous Degree(s): BSc (Hons) Ecology (University of Otago)

Toby DicksonToby ID shot

Thesis Title (MSc): Aerial photogrammetry and a size structure analysis of sperm whales (Physeter macrocephalus) at Kaikoura, New Zealand.
Supervisors: Steve Dawson, Will Rayment
Previous Degree(s): BSc, majoring in Zoology, minor in Marine Science, University of Otago

Ian Dixon-Anderson

Thesis Title (MSc): Effect of Magnesium Variation in Seawater on Marine Biogenic Calcite
Supervisors: Abby Smith, Christina McGraw (Chemistry)
Previous Degree(s): Bachelor of Chemistry, Grinnell College, USA 

Rosa Edwards

Thesis Title (MSc): Habitat use and foraging ecology of broadnose sevengill sharks in Southern New Zealand
Supervisors: Will Rayment, Steve Wing
Previous Degree(s): BAppSc Hons (1st class), Aquaculture & Fisheries, University of Otago

Nadjejda Espinel Velascoespna527

Thesis Title (PhD): Larval settlement and metamorphosis in marine invertebrates in response to ocean acidification
Supervisors:Miles Lamare, Linn Hoffmann (Botany), Federico Baltar, Sam Dupont (University of Gothenburg) and Antonio Agüera (University of Brussels)
Previous Degree(s): BSc Biology (Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain); MSc Biology (University of Brussels, Belgium); MSc Marine Science (Ghent University, Belgium).


  • Tobias-Hünefeldt S.P., Wing S.R., Espinel-Velasco N., Baltar F. and Morales S. E. (2019) Depth and location influence prokaryotic and eukaryotic microbial community structure in New Zealand fjords. Science of the Total Environment 693: 133507
  • Espinel-Velasco N., Hoffmann L., Agüera A., Byrne M., Dupont S., Uthicke S., Webster N.S., Lamare M., 2018. Effects of ocean acidification on the settlement and metamorphosis of marine invertebrate and fish larvae: A review. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 606, pp.237–257.

Maddy Glover

Thesis Title (MSc):Current and historical extent of Macrocystis pyrifera forests in the South-eastern South Island
Supervisor: Chris Hepburn, Matt Desmond and Emily Tidy (Surveying)
Previous Degree(s): BSc Geography, Ecology and Marine Science, University of Otago

Jack Hall

Thesis Title (PGDipSc): Impacts of ocean acidification on New Zealand sea urchin (Evechinus chloroticus) nutritional quality
Supervisor: Miles Lamare
Previous Degree(s): BSc in Zoology (University of Otago)

Cameron Hann

Thesis Title (MSc): Bacterial production rates on macro-algal surfaces
Supervisor: Chris Hepburn, Federico Baltar
Previous Degree(s): BApSc Aquaculture and Fisheries, Postgraduate Diploma in Science (Marine Science)   

Ashleigh Hawke

Thesis Title (MSc): The impacts of heavy metal exposure on swimming behaviour in Triple-Finned fish
Supervisor: Bridie Allan
Previous Degree: BSc

Sam Heenan

Thesis Title (MSc): Bluff oyster reproduction and recruitment
Supervisors: Miles Lamare
Previous Degree(s): Bachelor of Applied Science majoring in Aquaculture and Fisheries. Minor in Zoology, Bachelor of Commerce Majoring in Accounting   

Michael HeldsingerMichael Heldsinger image

Thesis Title (MSc): Investigating the effect of marine reserves on shark distribution in southern New Zealand.
Description: The aim is to help understand the broader ecological effects of marine reserves, particularly for top predators such as sharks. Using BRUVs (baited remote underwater video systems) the relative abundance of shark species will be estimated to quantify a marine reserve effect in six marine reserves. In addition, environmental DNA will be taken at three marine reserves to compare both techniques for detecting elasmobranchs and the efficacy of eDNA for marine reserve monitoring.
Supervisor: Will Rayment, Chris Hepburn
Previous Degree(s): Bachelor of Marine Science at the University of Western Australia

Tim Howarth

Thesis Title (MSc):TBA
Supervisor:Chris Hepburn
Previous Degree(s):BSc Major Zoology, Minor Marine science

Simone Jarrett

Thesis Title (MSc): The occurance of coralline algae bleaching
Supervisor: Chris Hepburn
Previous Degree(s): BApSc Aquaculture and Fisheries

Erik JohnsonErik Johnson image

Thesis Title (PhD): Processes Controlling the Region of Freshwater Influence within the Otago Coastal Ocean
Supervisor: Rob Smith, Ata Suanda, Steve Wing
Previous Degree: BSc Honours Earth System Science, McGill University

David Johnstonjohda957

Thesis Title (PhD): Sentinels of the Southern Ocean: southern right whales ( Eubalaena australis) as indicators of oceanic productivity
Supervisor: Steve Dawson, Will Rayment, and Rob Smith
Previous Degrees: BSc in Zoology, Minor in Marine Science (University of Otago), MSc Thesis - Marine Science (University of Otago)


  • Johnston, D., Rayment, W., Slooten, E. & Dawson, S.M. (2017) A time-based method for defining associations using photo-identification. Behaviour, 154: 1029-1050.

Sam KarelitzSam Karelitz

Thesis Title (PhD): Transgenerational plasticity and acclimation of echinoderms in response to climate change stressors.
Supervisors: Miles Lamare, Professor Maria Byrne (University of Sydney), Professor Neil Gemmell (Department of Anatomy)
Previous Degrees: BSc Environmental Science (Plymouth State University), MSc Marine Science (University of Otago)


  • Karelitz, S. E., Uthicke, S., Foo, S. A., Barker, M. F., Byrne, M., Pecorino, D. and Lamare, M. D. (2017), Ocean acidification has little effect on developmental thermal windows of echinoderms from Antarctica to the tropics. Global Change Biology, 23: 657–672. doi:10.1111/gcb.13452
  • Foo SA, Sparks KM, Uthicke S, Karelitz S, Barker M, Byrne M, Lamare M. 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. 2016 Jun 1;163(6):1-1.

Gaby Keeler-May imageGaby Keeler-May

Thesis Title (PhD): Undaria pinnatifida management and control in Southern New Zealand
Supervisors: Chris Hepburn, Daniel Pritchard (Ngāi Tahu), Matt Desmond, Wendy Nelson (University of Auckland)
Previous Degree(s): BSc(Hons) Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California, Santa Cruz

Anna KluibenschedlAnna Kluibenschedl

Thesis Title (PhD): Future Ocean and New Zealand Coralline Algae: Biological and Ecological Responses Under Elevated pCO2
Supervisor: Miles Lamare, Chris Hepburn, Wendy Nelson (University of Auckland), Christopher Cornwall (Victoria University of Wellington)
Previous Degree(s): BSc Biology, University of Innsbruck/ Austria; MSc Tropical Marine Ecology, University of Bremen, Germany


  • Noonan, S. H. C., Kluibenschedl, A., & Fabricius, K. E. (2018). Ocean acidification alters early successional coral reef communities and their rates of community metabolism. PLOS ONE, 13(5), e0197130.
  • Fabricius, K. E., Kluibenschedl, A., Harrington, L., Noonan, S., & De'Ath, G. (2015). In situ changes of tropical crustose coralline algae along carbon dioxide gradients. Scientific reports, 5.

Stina KolodzeyStina

Thesis Title (PhD): Spatial ecological differences among fish populations across ecotypes & habitats
Supervisors: Steve Wing, Jeff Shima (Victoria University)
Previous Degree(s): BSc in Biology (University of Hamburg), MSc in Marine Science (Otago University)

Paulo F Lagoslagpa454

Thesis Title (PhD): Investigating the response of the krill Nyctiphanes australis (Euphausiacea) to stress caused by environmental change: a dynamic energy budget approach
Supervisor: Miles Lamare
Previous Degree(s): Master Degree in Marine Biology (M.Sc.) , Degree in Marine Biology (BA) (Universidad Andres Bello)

Brad LamontBrad Lamont

Thesis Title (MSc): The effect of chronic and acute exposure of chemical alarm cues on Triplefin embryo physiology and post-hatch behaviourh
Supervisors: Bridie Allan, Sheri Johnson
Previous Degree(s): BSc Ecology and Marine Science (University of Otago)  

Rob Lewislewro351

Thesis Title (MSc): Population demographics of sevengill sharks (Notorynchus cepedianus) in Paterson Inlet, Stewart Island.
Supervisors: Will Rayment, Steve Dawson
Previous Degree(s): BSc Zoology, Massey University; GradDip Marine Science, Otago University   

Rebecca McMullin

Thesis Title (PhD):Tracking flow and fate of organic matter, nutrients and contaminants within food webs surrounding alternate aquaculture configurations.
Supervisors:Steve Wing, Kim Hageman
Previous Degree(s):MSc - Marine Science (University of Otago), BSC - Zoology and Genetics

  • McMullin RM, Wing SR, Wing LC, Shatova OA (2017) Trophic position of Antarctic ice fishes reflects food web structure along a gradient in sea ice persistence. Mar Ecol Prog Ser 564:87-98
  • McMullin RM, Wing SR, Reid MR (2017) Ice fish otoliths record dynamics of advancing and retreating sea ice in Antarctica. Limnol Oceanogr 62:2662–2673  

Leonardo Maia Durantemaile330

Thesis Title (MSc): Identifying Food-web structure, Resource Use and Movements of Fishes under the Quota Management System.
Supervisors:Steve Wing, Travis Ingram (Zoology) and Jeff Shima (Victoria University).
Previous Degree(s): Bachelor degree in Oceanography - University of Sao Paulo


  • Durante, L. M., Lotufo, T. M., Cruz, I. S. (In review) The effect of climate change on the distribution of a tropical zoanthid (Palythoa caribaeorum) and its ecological implications. Journal of Marine Systems.


Hannah Mellomelha265

Thesis Title (PhD): The Effect of Marine Protection on New Zealand Bryozoa
Supervisors: Abby Smith, Anna Wood (Ecology) and Dennis Gordon (NIWA, Wellington), Emily Tidy (Surveying)
Previous Degree(s): BSc & MSc in Biology - Aquatic Science (University of Wisconsin - La Crosse, USA)   

Morgan Meyersmeymo325

Thesis Title (PhD): Feeding behavior and distribution patterns of New Zealand copepods through the lens of climate change
Supervisors: Linn Hoffmann (Botany) and Steve Wing
Previous Degree(s): MSc Marine Biology (San Francisco State University), BS Biology (Iowa State University), BA Spanish (Iowa State University)   

José Moyano imageJosé Emilio Trujillo Moyano

Thesis title: Insights into neonate reef sharks' vulnerability to predation: a behavioural, physiological and ecological approach
Supervisors: Bridie JM Allan, Will Rayment, Jodie Rummer (ARC Centre for Excellence Coral Reef Studies, James Cook University)
Previous degrees: Bachelor in Marine Biology (Universidad Austral de Chile), Marine Biology Degree (Universidad Austral de Chile)


  • Trujillo J.E., Pardo L., Vargas-Chacoff L., & Valdivia N. (2019). Sharks in the forest: relationships between kelp physical- complexity attributes and egg deposition sites of the red-spotted catshark. Marine Ecology Progress Series.
  • Carrera, M., Trujillo, J.E., & Brandt, M. (2019). First record of a by-the-wind-sailor (Velella velella Linnaeus, 1758) in the Galápagos Archipelago-Ecuador. Biodiversity Data Journal 7, e35303

Hang Thi Thuy Nguyen

Thesis Title (PhD): The ecophysiology of coralline algae in Southern New Zealand
Supervisor: Chris Hepburn, Federico Baltar, Daniel Pritchard
Previous Degree(s):BSc in Aquaculture (Hue University of Agriculture and Forestry - Vietnam) MSc in Science (Kyushu University - Japan)   

Pame Olmedo-Rojas

Thesis Title (PhD): Environmental drivers of evolution for Antarctic terrestrial organisms
Supervisors: Ceridwen Fraser, Neil Gemmell, Miles Lamare
Previous Degree(s): B.S. Marine Biologist. Universidad Austral de Chile, Chile.

Mireya Orozco imageMireya M. Montaño Orozco

Thesis title: Dispersion and connectivity within the Bay of Plenty using a continental shelf-resolving regional ocean model
Supervisor: Dr. Ata Suanda
Previous degrees: MSc in Physical Oceanography (CICESE), BSc in Oceanography (Autonomous University of Baja California).


  • Hernandez-Walls, R., Dreyfus-León, M., & Montaño-Orozco, M. M. (2018). Simulation of fluid dynamics through complicated networks of channels with cellular automata. European Journal of Physics 39(6), 065801.

Zoe Psarouthakis image

Zoe Psarouthakis

Thesis title: T

he impacts of ingested microplastics with adsorbed heavy metals and there effects on neurotransmitter function and feeding behaviour in the triplefin fish (Forsterygion lapillum).
Supervisor: Dr Bridie Allan
Previous degree(s): BAs Biology (Lawrence University)

Celia Richardson

Thesis Title (BAppSc Hons):The effects of microplastic ingestion on marine invertebrates
Supervisor: Miles Lamare, David Burritt
Previous Degree(s): BSc Zoology with minor in Marine Science, BA Linguistics  

Alexia Saint-Macary

Thesis title: Dimethylsulfide (DMS) and dimethyl sulfoniopropionate (DMSP) dynamics in the surface ocean
Supervisor: Cliff Law, Christina McGraw (Chemistry)
Previous degrees: BSc in Chemistry, University of Bordeaux (France); MSc in Sea Environmental Chemistry, European University Sea Institute (IUEM) in Plouzan (France)

Nichola Salmond imageNichola Salmond

Thesis Title (MSc): The response of New Zealand cockle "Austrovenus stutchburyi" to low oxygen events in multiple stressor experiments
Supervisor: Steve Wing, Marc Schallenberg (Zoology)
Previous Degree(s): BSc in Ecology with minor in Marine Science (Otago)   

Rafael Santana imageRafael Santana

Thesis Title (PhD): Variability in the East Auckland Current And its influence on the Continental Shelf Circulation
Supervisor: Ata Suanda, Helen Macdonald, Joanne O'callaghan and Sarah Wakes
Previous Degree(s): BSc Oceanography and MSc Physical Oceanography


  • Santana, R., Lessa, G., Haskins, J. and Wasson, K. (2018). Continuous monitoring reveals drivers of dissolved oxygen variability in a small California estuary. Estuaries and Coasts. 41:99-113. DOI: 10.1007/s12237-017-0329-8
  • Santana, R., Teixeira, C. and Lessa, G. (2018). The impact of different forcing agents on the residual circulation in a tropical estuary (Baía de Todos os Santos, Brazil). Journal of Coastal Research 34(3). DOI: 10.2112/JCOASTRES-D-17-00044.1.
  • Santana, R., Costa, F., Mignac, D., Santana, A., Vidal, V., Zhu, J. and Tanajura, C. Model sensitivity experiments on data assimilation, downscaling and tides for the representation of the Cape São Tomé Eddies. Submitted to Ocean Dynamics (under review after corrections)

Clara SchliemanClara Schlieman

Thesis Title (MSc): Effects of land use on trophic structure of coastal invertebrates: a comparison of Fiordland with Marlborough Sounds
Supervisors: Steve Wing
Previous Degree(s): BS (Marine Biology), University of Hawaii at Manoa   

Daniel SmartDaniel

Thesis Title (MSc):Local Adaptation and Energy Budgets of the Blue Mussel (Mytilus galloprovincialis) in Southern New Zealand
Supervisors: Miles Lamare, Mark Lokman (Zoology)
Previous Degree(s): BSc Oceanography, University of Otago   

Aless Smithsmial920

Thesis Title (MSc):How robust is data gathered by citizen scientists for monitoring intertidal habitats?
Supervisors: Chris Hepburn, Sally Carson (NZMSC), Matthew Desmond (Marine Science/Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu), Daniel Pritchard (Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu)
Previous Degree(s): BAppSci (Aquaculture and Fisheries, minor Ecology), University of Otago

Yuta Tambergtamyu883

Thesis Title (PhD): Aspects of feeding and anatomy of stenolaemate bryozoans, New Zealand
Supervisor: Abby Smith, Miles Lamare and Catherine Reid (University of Canterbury)
Previous Degree(s): Specialist in Ecology & MSc in Biology (Saint Petersburg State University, Russia)


  • Shunatova, N., & Tamberg, Y. (2019). Body cavities in bryozoans: Functional and phylogenetic implications. Journal of morphology, 280(9), 1332-1358.
  • Alexeeva, N., Tamberg, Y., & Shunatova, N. (2019). The (not very) typical protonymphons of Pycnogonum litorale. Journal of morphology, 280(9), 1370-1392.
  • Alexeeva, N., Tamberg, Y., & Shunatova, N. (2018). Postembryonic development of pycnogonids: a deeper look inside. Arthropod structure & development, 47(3), 299-317.
  • Tamberg Y., Shunatova N., (2017). Tentacle structure in freshwater bryozoans. Journal of Morphology, 278(5), 718-733.
  • Alexeeva, N., Bogomolova, E., Tamberg, Y., & Shunatova, N. (2017). Oligomeric larvae of the pycnogonids revisited. Journal of morphology, 278(9), 1284-1304.
  • Tamberg Y., Shunatova N., (2016). Feeding behavior in freshwater bryozoans: function, form, and flow. Invertebrate Biology, 135(2), 138-149.

Sam Thomasthosa410

Thesis Title (PhD): The effects of multiple stressors on ecosystem functioning across a changing turbididity gradient in South Island estuaries
Supervisor: Candida Savage, Conrad Pilditch (Waikato University)
Previous Degree(s): BSc Zoology major,Ecology minor; MSc in Marine Science, University of Otago   

Blair Thomsonthobl500

Thesis Title (PhD): Microbial extracellular enzymes and the biogeochemical cycling of phosphorus in the marine environment
Supervisor: Christ Hepburn, Federico Baltar
Previous Degree(s): BA Philosophy, BSc (Hons) Ecology (University of Otago)


  • Thomson, B., Wenley, J., Currie, K., Hepburn, C., Herndl, G.J., Baltar, F. (2019). Resolving the paradox: Continuous cell-free alkaline phosphate activity despite high phosphate concentrations. Marine Chemistry.
  • Baltar, F., De Corte, D., Thomson, B., Yokokawa, T. (2019). Teasing apart the different size pools of extracellular enzymatic activity in the ocean. Science of The Total Environment.
  • Baltar, F., Gutiérrez-Rodríguez, A., Meyer, M., Skudelny, I., Sander, S., Thomson, B., Nodder, S., Middag, R., Morales, S.E. (2018). Specific effect of trace metals on marine heterotrophic microbial activity and diversity: Key role of Iron and Zinc and hydrocarbon-degrading bacteria. Frontiers in Microbiology.
  • Thomson, B., Hepburn, C. D., Lamare, M., and Baltar, F. (2017). Temperature and UV light affect the activity of marine cell-free enzymes. Biogeosciences 14, 3971–3977. doi: 10.5194/bg-14-3971-2017  

Isla TwiggIsla Twigg image

Thesis Title (PhD):Giant Kelp (Macrocystis pyrifera) as a biogenic engineer
Supervisor: Chris Hepburn, Federico Baltar, Daniel Pritchard
Previous Degree(s):BAppSc Hons (first class) in Aquaculture & Fisheries (Otago)

Arnaud ValcarcelArnaud Valcarcel

Thesis Title (PhD): Ocean mixing at high Reynolds number: Efficiencies in extrema
Supervisor: Dr Ata Suanda, Pr Steve Wing, Dr Craig Stevens (NIWA), Dr Johanne O’Callaghan (NIWA)
Previous Degree(s): BSc Fundamental Physics, MSc Astrophysics (University of Toulouse, France)

María Jesús Valdés HernándezMaria

Thesis Title (PhD): Effect of mussel farms on Hector’s dolphin, Cephalorhynchus hectori hectori, at Banks Peninsula, New Zealand: an ecosystem perspective
Supervisor: Will Rayment, Steve Dawson and Chris Hepburn
Previous Degree(s): Bachelor in Marine Science (Universidad Andres Bello), Marine Biology Degree (Universidad Andres Bello)

Lisa van Halderen

Thesis Title (MSc): Investigating rāhui in a fisheries management context: what are the available tools, challenges and how can we assess their success?
Supervisor: Chris Hepburn and Anne-Marie Jackson
Previous Degree(s):BSc Zoology, PGDipWLM  

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Jess Wenley

Thesis Title (MSc): The Role of Subtropical Fronts in Shaping Bacterioplankton Abundance, Viability and Single Cell Activity
Supervisor: Federico Baltar, Sergio Morales
Previous Degree(s): BSc Biochemistry major & Marine Science minor, PGDipSci Marine Science

Lindsay WickmanLindsay

Thesis Title (MSc): The effects of a decreasing mark rate on precision of estimates of survival rate of Hector’s dolphins
Supervisor: Steve Dawson, Liz Slooten (Zoology), and Will Rayment
Previous Degree(s): BSc Marine Science and Biology, University of Miami

Uru-Manuka Ming-Cheung Williamswilmi845

Thesis Title (MSc):The effects of sedimentation on the physiology of NZ living Brachiopods
Supervisor:Miles Lamare, Daphne Lee, Jeffrey Robinson
Previous Degree(s):PGDipSc - Marine Science, Bachelor of Science - Marine Science

Rebecca Zitounzitre956

Thesis Title (PhD): Quantification of copper speciation parameters in differing marine environments
Supervisors: Russell Frew (Chemistry) and Abby Smith
Previous Degree(s): Bachelor of Science (Earth Science ), University of Frankfurt, Germany. Master of Science ( Marine Environmental Science), University of Oldenburg, Germany. PGDipSci in Marine Science, University of Otago, New Zealand