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Karl Safi - NIWA

Karl SafiKarl’s expertise is in marine and freshwater algal taxonomy and grazing of phytoplankton.

His marine research focuses on microzooplankton, microzooplankton grazing and understanding the role of, and processes within, the microbial food web.

Karl’s current research focus is looking at long term changes in microzooplankton populations in both the coastal and open marine environment around New Zealand. He also manages NIWA Algal Services which provides algae monitoring for various commercial and local government organisations.

Email karl.safi@niwa.co.nz