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Marine Science

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Dr Federico Baltar (Marine Science)

Microbial oceanography; Aquatic microbial ecology; Marine biogeochemistry
Work: 64 3 479 5621

Associate Professor Mike Barker (Marine Science)

Marine ecology; Marine aquaculture (specifically larval ecology and breeding of marine invertebrates and roe enhancement of sea urchins); Biology of echinoderms
Work: 64 3 479 5820

Professor Steven Dawson (Marine Science)

Biology and ecology of whales and dolphins; Hector's dolphins; Marine conservation biology; Sonar and acoustic communication; Sperm whales
Work: 64 3 479 7468

Associate Professor Andrew Gorman (Geology)

Seismology; Seismic oceanography; Marine geology; Gas hydrates; Methane hydrates; Geophysics; Earthquakes; Oil and gas (hydrocarbon) exploration; Petroleum resources
Work: 64 3 479 7516

Dr Chris Hepburn (Marine Science)

Coastal primary productivity; Seaweeds; Customary fishery management; Ocean acidification
Work: 64 3 479 7462

Associate Professor Mike Hilton (Geography)

Coastal processes; Sea-level change; Coastal erosion; Coastal policy; Coastal management; Dune and beach restoration; Coastal monitoring
Work: 64 3 479 8778

Professor Keith Hunter (Chemistry)

Climate change; Water quality; Environmental and marine chemistry; Marine and freshwater chemistry
Work: 64 3 479 7917 | Home: 64 3 465 7150

Associate Professor Miles Lamare (Marine Science)

Marine invertebrate larval life-histories, ecology and physiology; Antarctic Marine Invertebrate Biology and Ecology; Photo-biology and UV protection in marine invertebrates; Population dynamics and ecology of invertebrates in New Zealand; Fiord marine ecology
Work: 64 3 479 7463 | Home: 64 3 476 1102 | Mobile: 64 21 104 9475

Dr Colin MacLeod (Botany)

Ocean acidification; Marine ecology; Parasite ecology
Work: 64 3 471 6146

Dr Fabien Montiel (Mathematics and Statistics)

Ocean waves interactions with sea ice, Marginal ice zone, Wave scattering phenomena, Wave theory
Work: 64 3 479 4567

Dr Jennifer Rock (Centre for Science Communication, Zoology)

Aesthetics & paradigms in science; Climate change (ocean warming); Creative analogy & visual cognition in science communication; Integration of science & the arts: sci-art; Polar marine biology; Life history evolution; Thermal biology
Work: 64 3 479 5014

Dr Lisa Russell (Zoology)

Marine botany and ecology ; Invasive seaweeds ; Taxonomy; Large undergraduate biology class teaching; First-year Biology
Work: 64 3 479 9618

Dr Candida Savage (Marine Science)

Marine ecology
Work: 64 3 479 8324

Professor Liz Slooten (Zoology)

Environmental effects of fishing, tourism and pollution; Marine mammals, especially Hector's dolphins and sperm whales; Conservation biology; Population modelling; Marine Conservation
Work: 64 3 479 7980

Professor Abigail Smith (Marine Science)

Marine sedimentology; Sediment transport; Sediment texture; Bryozoans; Fouling by bryozoans; Carbonate sediments; Carbonate mineralogy; Carbonate geochemistry; Biogenic sediments; Biological transport; Temperate reefs; Temperate carbonates; Marine geochemistry
Work: 64 3 479 7470

Dr Wayne Stephenson (Geography)

Coastal geomorphology; Coastal management; Coastal erosion; Sea level rise; Tsunami; Coastal Hazards; Cliff erosion
Work: 64 3 479 8776

Mrs Emily Tidey (School of Surveying)

Hydrographic Surveying
Work: 64 3 479 7587

Professor Jon Waters (Zoology)

New Zealand natural history ; DNA evolution ; Conservation biology ; Biogeography ; Biodiversity ; Freshwater fish; Marine biology
Work: 64 3 479 5847

Professor Stephen Wing (Marine Science)

Fisheries Science; Marine Ecology; Marine Conservation; Marine Management in Fiordland and Stewart Island; Marine Reserves; Coastal Fishes and Invertebrates
Work: 64 3 479 9038

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