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Environmental Research Staff

Below is a list of some of the staff at the University of Otago who are conducting environmental science research. However, you are encouraged to review staff profiles in any of the following Departments when seeking a potential supervisor.

Chemistry

Dr Christina McGraw

Field-deployable sensors for marine ecosystems

View Christina's profile on the Chemistry website


Professor Cliff Law

Marine biogeochemistry, with a focus on marine trace gases, phytoplankton growth controls, ocean acidification and climate change

View Cliff's profile on the Chemistry website


Professor Russell Frew

Trace metals in natural waters, stable isotope geochemistry, paleo-chemistry, and geochemical provenancing

View Russell's profile on the Chemistry website

Geography

Dr Daniel Kingston

Hydroclimatology, impacts of climate change on freshwater resources at both global and river basin scales, linkages between atmospheric circulation patterns, regional climate and land surface hydrological variation

View Daniel's profile on the Geography website


Dr Ralf Ohlemüller

Biotic responses to climate change, spatial patterns of environmental change, forests and alpine ecosystems

View Ralf's profile on the Geography website


Dr Sean Connelly

Sustainable communities and how they contribute to the wider concept of sustainable development, the gap between planning and policy development and local environmental action

View Sean's profile on the Geography website


Dr Wayne Stephenson

Rocky shorelines and shore platforms, influence of geological setting on morphology/erosion rates/processes on rock coasts, rip currents, beach behaviour, conservation of coastal environments

View Wayne's profile on the Geography website

Geology

Professor Dave Craw

Mine related environmental issues, water quality

View Dave's profile on the Geology website


Professor James White

Volcanology and physical sedimentology

View James' profile on the Geology website

Marine Science

Professor Abby Smith

Marine sediments, carbonate geochemistry, ocean acidification

View Abby's profile on the Marine Science website


Dr Will Rayment

Ecology and conservation of marine mammals, conservation management, marine protected areas, role of marine mammals in changing ocean ecosystems

View Will's profile on the Marine Science website

Surveying

Mrs Emily Tidey

Hydrographic surveying

View Emily's profile on the Surveying website


Dr Mick Strack

Land tenure, aboriginal title, rights in rivers, treaty issues, urban sustainability

View Mick's profile on the Surveying website

Zoology

Professor Alison Cree

Thermal biology, reproductive biology, conservation of reptiles

View Alison's profile on the Zoology website


Dr Marc Schallenberg

Paleolimnology, impacts of climate change on lake functioning, agricultural pollution, lake ecosystem services and health

View Marc's profile on the Zoology website


Associate Professor Yolanda van Heezik

Wildlife management, urban ecology

View Yolanda's profile on the Zoology website