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Science Leader, Coastal & Freshwater Group, Cawthron Institute, New Zealand.
Senior Lecturer, Institute of Marine Science, University of Auckland, New Zealand.
Honorary Research Associate, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.
My research at the Cawthron Institute is highly applied to marine industries and focuses on the developement of High-Throughput Sequencing (HTS) metabarcoding tools for biomonitoring diversity changes around operation sites (aquaculture, oil/gas drilling, and marine biosecurity).
At the University of Auckland, I combine 'real-world' and 'blue-sky' research applications. Projects are varied and include; i) metabarcoding Symbiodinium dinoflagellates in tropical forams, corals and giant clams, ii) characterizing the functional role of microbiomes in aquaculture settings (e.g. oysters, salmon), iii) conducting phylogenetic analyses on tropical and temperate cyanobacteria and macro-algae, and iv) unvealing the diversity and dynamics of open-ocean plankton communities.
Aquaculture, Fisheries & Fish Science Biodiversity Biological Oceanography Climate Change Biology Ecology Environmental Sciences Evolutionary Studies Freshwater Biology Genetics Genomics Marine Biology Molecular Biology Natural Resource Management Science Policy Zoology