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Zoology PhD Students

BANERJEE, Sulagna

Email
bansu4872student.otago.ac.nz
Course
PhD (Genetics)
Topic

Supervisors
Caroline Beck

BISHOP, Thomas

Email
bisth292@student.otago.ac.nz
Course
PhD (Genetics)
Topic
The role of NF-kB and reactive oxygen species in regeneration.
Supervisors
Caroline Beck

BROUGH, Tom

Email
broto334@student.otago.ac.nz
Course
PhD (Marine)
Topic
Next step for management: spatial and population ecology of Hector’s dolphins at Banks Peninsula.
Supervisor
Stephen Dawson (Marine), Will Rayment (Marine), Liz Slooten

CAMPBELL, Jordan

Email
camjo143@student.otago.ac.nz
Course
PhD (Computer Science)
Topic
Multi-robot tracking of moving targets in dynamic environments.
Supervisors
Mike Paulin, Steven Mills (Computer Science)

CHUKWUKA, Christian

Email
chuch956@student.otago.ac.nz
Course
PhD (Zoology)
Topic
Implications of climate change for micro-habitat use by Otago/Southland geckos.
Supervisors
Alison Cree

CISTERNAS TIRAPEGUI, Javiera

Email
cisja962@student.otago.ac.nz
Course
PhD (Zoology)
Topic
Conservation translocation management of Leiopelma archeyi (Amphibia: Anura) in Pukeokahu Forest, Waikato region, New Zealand. 
Supervisor
Phillip Bishop, Nancy Longnecker (Science Communication), Jennifer Germano (Department of Conservation), Priscilla Wehi (Landcare Research)

COLE, Theresa (Tess)

Email
colth567@student.otago.ac.nz
Course
PhD (Zoology)
Topic
Ancient and modern genetics of crested penguins.
Supervisor
Jon Waters, Janet Wilmshurst

CRAWSHAW, Josie

Email
crajo964@student.otago.ac.nz
Course
PhD (Zoology)
Topic
Sinks of agriculturally derived nitrogen in coastal lagoons.
Supervisors
Marc Schallenberg, Candida Savage (Marine Science)

CURTIN, Emma

Email
curem387@student.otago.ac.nz
Course
PhD (Zoology)
Topic

Supervisors
Phil Bishop

DETONI, Mateus

Email
fajma963@student.otago.ac.nz
Course
PhD (Zoology)
Topic

Supervisors
Jenny Jandt

DIVERS, Sean

Email
divse220@student.otago.ac.nz
Course
PhD (Zoology)
Topic
New Zealand eel aquaculture, establishing broodstock conditioning and maturation protocols.
Supervisor
Mark Lokman

DOHERTY, Jean Francois

Email
dohje562@student.otago.ac.nz
Course
PhD (Zoology)
Topic

Supervisors
Robert Poulin

DURANTE, Leonardo

Email
maile330@student.otago.ac.nz
Course
PhD (Marine Science)
Topic
Identifying food-web structure, resource use and movements of fishes under the Quota Management System.
Supervisor
Travis Ingram, Steve Wing (Marine Science) 

EASTON, Luke

Email
easlu938@student.otago.ac.nz
Course
PhD (Zoology)
Topic
Taxonomy and genetic management of Leiopelma.
Supervisors
Phillip Bishop, Bruce Robertson, Kath Dickinson (Botany), Peter Whigham (Information Science)

FOSTER, Brodie

Email
fosbr368@student.otago.ac.nz
Course
PhD (Zoology)
Topic
Evolutionary genetics of wing loss and mimicry in stoneflies.     
Supervisor
Jon Waters

FRIESEN, Olwyn

Email
friol307@student.otago.ac.nz
Course
PhD (Zoology)
Topic
Parasite-mediated interspecific interactions in a community of crustaceans.   
Supervisor
Robert Poulin, Clement Lagrue

GABRIELSSON, Rasmus

Email
gabra817@student.otago.ac.nz
Course
PhD (Zoology)
Topic
Salmonid migration and recruitment patterns: wildlife monitoring using trace-element and isotope markers.
Supervisors
Gerry Closs, Phil Seddon

GOODMAN, Jane

Email
jgoodman@doc.govt.nz
Course
PhD (Zoology)
Topic
Conservation of migratory galaxiids.
Supervisor
Gerry Closs, Travis Ingram

GUERRA, Marta

Email
guema736@student.otago.ac.nz
Course
PhD (Marine)
Topic

Supervisors
Liz Slooten, Steve Dawson (Marine Science), Will Rayment (Marine Science)

HEYZER, Audrey

Email
heyau484@student.otago.ac.nz
Course
PhD (Zoology)
Topic

Supervisors
Yolanda van Heezik

HOLDEN, Yasmin

Email
holya095@student.otago.ac.nz
Course
PhD (Zoology)
Topic
Integrating genomic and epigenetic approaches in käkäpö conservation management.
Supervisors
Sheri Johnson, Bruce Robertson

HOLMES, Robin

Email
holro364@student.otago.ac.nz
Course
PhD (Zoology)
Topic
Rehabilitating fishery values in intensified agricultural streams.
Supervisors
Christoph Matthaei, Gerry Closs, John Jayes (Cawthron)

HOLLOWAY, Rose

Email
holro960@student.otago.ac.nz
Course
PhD (Zoology)
Topic
The use of Southland coastal wetlands by native fish for growth and recruitment.
Supervisors
Gerry Closs, Travis Ingram

JEUNEN, Gert-Jan

Email
gert-jan.jeunen@postgrad.otago.ac.nz
Course
PhD (Zoology)
Topic
Use of environmental DNA (eDNA) as a monitoring tool in the marine environment.
Supervisors
Hamish Spencer, Neil Gemmell (Anatomy), Miles Lamare, Michael Knapp

KARUNARAJ, Prashath

Email
prashath.karunaraj@postgrad.otago.ac.nz
Course
PhD (Genetics)
Topic
The origins, evolution and diversity of extracellular fine-tuning mechanisms for regulating TGFb signalling in metazoans.  
Supervisor
Caroline Beck, Peter Dearden (Biochemistry)

KHAN, Samiullah (Sami)

Email
sami.khan@postgrad.otago.ac.nz
Course
PhD (Zoology)
Topic
Investigation of pelagic food web resilience and potential of biomanipulation techniques to help restore ecological integrity in Lake Hayes and Lake Johnson (Central Otago, NZ).
Supervisor
Marc Schallenberg

KIM, Sally

Email
kimse415@student.otago.ac.nz
Course
PhD (Zoology)
Topic

Supervisor
Alison Mercer

LANE, Henry

Email
lanhe334@student.otago.ac.nz
Course
PhD (Zoology)
Topic
The genetic characteristics and phylogeography of Bonamia exitiosa from around New Zealand.
Supervisors
Robert Poulin, Brian Jones (MPI)

MACAULAY, Sam

Email
macsa354@student.otago.ac.nz
Course
PhD (Zoology)
Topic
Ecological effects of neonicotinoid insecticides on New Zealand's running freshwater ecosystems.   
Supervisors
Christoph Matthaei, Jeremy Piggott, Kimberly Hageman

MURAUSKAITE, Dovile

Email
murdo713@student.otago.ac.nz
Course
PhD (Zoology)
Topic

Supervisors
Robert Poulin

MARTINI, Denise

Email
marde569@student.otago.ac.nz
Course
PhD (Anatomy)
Topic

Supervisors
Bruce Robertson, Michael Knapp (Anatomy), Neil Gemmell (Anatomy)

MICHELSEN-HEATH, Sue

Email
micsu171@student.otago.ac.nz
Course
PhD (Zoology)
Topic

Supervisor
Alison Mercer, Mark Lokman, Kimberly Hageman (Chemistry)

MIKHEEV, Pavel

Email
mikpa433@student.otago.ac.nz
Course
PhD (Zoology)
Topic
Is fish migration initiated by energy restrictions?
Supervisors
Gerry Closs, Christoph Matthaei

NGUYEN, Anh Tuan (Tuan)

Email
nguan025@student.otago.ac.nz
Course
PhD (Zoology)
Topic
 
Supervisor
Mark Lokman

PARK, Eunji

Email
pareu642@student.otago.ac.nz
Course
PhD (Zoology)
Topic

Supervisor
Robert Poulin

PETERSEN, Gertje

Email
petge269@student.otago.ac.nz
Course
PhD (Genetics)
Topic

Supervisor
Hamish Spencer, Peter Dearden (Biochemistry)

RAGSDALE, Alexandria (Alex)

Email
ragal599@student.otago.ac.nz
Course
PhD (Zoology)
Topic

Supervisors
Sheri Johnson, Hamish Spencer, Tim Hore (Anatomy)

RAMACHANDRA, Sisitha

Email
ramsi613@student.otago.ac.nz
Course
PhD (Zoology)
Topic
  
Supervisor
Mark Lokman

RANAY AKHAVAN, Sobhan

Email
ranso826@student.otago.ac.nz
Course
PhD (Zoology)
Topic
Role of lipoprotein lipase during oocyte lipidation in farmed great sturgeon (Huso huso L). 
Supervisor
Mark Lokman, Sally McCormick (Biochemistry), Bahram Falahatkar

RICHARSON, Marine

Email
ricma268@student.otago.ac.nz
Course
PhD (Zoology)
Topic
Effects of species interactions on individual specialisation
Supervisors
Travis Ingram, Robert Poulin

RUEHLE, Brandon

Email
ruebr859@student.otago.ac.nz
Course
PhD (Zoology)
Topic

Supervisors
Robert Poulin

SCHLESSELMANN, Ann Kathrin

Email
a.schlesselmann@postgrad.otago.ac.nz
Course
PhD (Zoology)
Topic
The conservation management of Black-fronted Terns (Chlidonias albostriatus).
Supervisors
Bruce Robertson, Philip Seddon

STADTMANN, Sven

Email
sven.stadtmann@postgrad.otago.ac.nz
Course
PhD (Zoology)
Topic
Identification of translocation sites for South Island Takahé.
Supervisors
Philip Seddon, Andrew Digby

TOORCHI, Mahsa

Email
tooma453@student.otago.ac.nz
Course
PhD (Zoology)
Topic
 
Supervisor
Gerry Closs

VADAKKEDATH PRASAD, Sabarinath

Email
vadsa149@student.otago.ac.nz
Course
PhD (Dentistry)
Topic

Supervisors
Mike Paulin, Mauro Farella (Dentistry)

VERRY, Alex

Email
veral540@student.otago.ac.nz
Course
PhD (Zoology)
Topic

Supervisors
Nic Rawlence, Jon Waters, Graham Wallis

VIRENS, Josef

Email
jo.virens@postgrad.otago.ac.nz
Course
PhD (Zoology)
Topic
The effects of climate change on the thermal ecology of Otago's heliothermic lizards.
Supervisors
Alison Cree

WOLEBU, Fasil

Email
wolfa164@student.otago.ac.nz
Course
PhD (Zoology)
Topic

Supervisors
Gerry Closs, Marc Schallenberg

WANSBROUGH, Jesse

Email
wanje130@student.otago.ac.nz
Course
PhD (Zoology)
Topic

Supervisors
Gerry Closs, Mark Lokman

WREN, Sally

Email
wresa659@student.otago.ac.nz
Course
PhD (Zoology)
Topic
Improving knowledge and techniques for the conservation of New Zealand's native frogs.
Supervisor
Phil Bishop