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Professor Richard Barker (Mathematics and Statistics)

Statistics in Sport and Exercise Science; Ecological statistics; Mark-recapture models; Bayesian inference; Probability
Work: 64 3 479 7756 | Home: 64 3 467 9390

Professor Phil Bishop (Zoology)

Frog biology; Global decline of frog populations; Frog conservation and management ; Member Native Frog Recovery Group ; Co-Chair IUCN Amphibian Specialist Group; Animal communication; Biodiversity; Amphibians
Work: 64 3 479 7990

Emeritus Professor Carolyn Burns (Zoology)

Freshwater ecology; Lakes; Wetlands; Plankton ecology and identification; Water quality; Algal blooms; Microbial ecology; Effects of catchment activities and climate change on lakes; Invasive species in lakes and wetlands; Management and conservation
Work: 64 3 479 7971

Professor Gerry Closs (Zoology)

Freshwater ecology; Freshwater fish; Trout; Introduced species; Biosecurity - freshwater; Native fish; Fish migration; Freshwater fish conservation
Work: 64 3 479 7972 | Home: 64 3 476 4014 | Mobile: 64 21 0276 2783

Professor Greg Cook (Microbiology and Immunology)

Environmental microbiology and bioremediation; Antibiotic resistant bacteria in humans and animals
Work: 64 3 479 7722

Associate Professor Ivan Diaz-Rainey (Accountancy and Finance, Otago Business School)

Financial regulation; Financial crises; Financial innovation; Banking; "FinTech"; Carbon markets; Carbon finance; Energy finance; Electricity markets; Oil prices; Energy policy; Energy transition
Work: 64 3 479 8117

Associate Professor Lisa Ellis (Philosophy)

Political philosophy; Democratic theory; Environmental political thought; Environmental philosophy; Species conservation policy; Immanuel Kant; German social and political philosophy; Social contract theory
Work: 64 3 479 8727

Dr Rebecca Ford (Centre for Sustainability)

Energy and electricity systems, household energy demand, new energy technologies (solar PV, electric vehicles, home energy management), distributed generation, demand response, socio-technical transition
Work: 64 3 479 9244 | Mobile: 64 21 307 355

Professor Claire Freeman (Geography)

Planning and children's use of and relationship to the environment; Planning for nature, especially urban nature; Planning for sustainable development and communities; Planning for sustainability
Work: 64 3 479 8785

Associate Professor Kimberly Hageman (Chemistry)

Organic pollutants (including pesticides, PCBs and PAHs) in the environment
Work: 64 3 479 4219

Dr Michael Knapp (Anatomy)

Ancient DNA; Bird genomics; Biodiversity; Species extinction; Palaeogenetics; Evolutionary biology; Molecular ecology; Biogeography; Human evolution; Ancient human migration; Environmental DNA
Work: 64 3 479 5169

Dr Alex Macmillan (Preventive and Social Medicine)

Transport and health; Bicycling; Urban planning and health; Climate change and health; Environmental sustainability and health
Work: 64 3 479 7196 | Mobile: 64 21 322 625

Professor Richard Morgan (Geography)

Environmental management; Environmental impact assessment in New Zealand and internationally (esp. Asia-Pacific) ; Health impact assessment; Strategic environmental assessment and public policies; Human impacts on soil and vegetation: soil pollution, vegetation ecology, plants and people
Work: 64 3 479 8782

Dr Caroline Orchiston (Centre for Sustainability, Geography)

Natural hazards - earthquakes, tsunami; Tourism resilience; Disaster recovery; Earthquakes; Alpine Fault; Community preparedness for disasters | Mobile: 64 21 077 8888

Professor Jon Waters (Zoology)

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

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