Biological Sciences contacts

School of Biological Sciences

University of Canterbury
Private Bag 4800
Christchurch 8140
New Zealand

Phone: +64 3 369 5200

Co-ordinators

Marie Hale

4th year Coordinator
Senior Lecturer
Population and Conservation Genetics
Biological Sciences 537
Internal Phone: 95175

Pieter Pelser

Undergraduate Advisor
Senior Lecturer Plant Systematics
and Director of UC Herbarium
Biological Sciences 530
Internal Phone: 95228

Tammy Steeves

Senior Lecturer
Chair, Academic Postgraduate Studies Committee
Biological Sciences 533
Internal Phone: 95378

Anna Chapman

Student Advisor (Undergraduate)
Okeover 110
Internal Phone: 94117

Administrators

Lyn de Groot

School Administrator
Biological Sciences 220
Internal Phone: 95485

Nicki Judson

Administrative Assistant
Biological Science 219
Internal Phone: 95078

Penny Moore

Administrative Assistant
Biological Sciences 219
Internal Phone: 95077

Head of school

Matthew Turnbull

Head of School
Professor in Plant Physiological Ecology
Biological Sciences 222
Internal Phone: 95153

Angus McIntosh

Professor
Deputy Head of School
Biological Sciences 226
Internal Phone: 95186

Academic Staff

Jim Briskie

Professor
Behavioural Ecology
Fields of Research:
- Behavioural ecology
- Biology of birds
- Sexual selection & evolution
- Conservation

Elissa Cameron

Dr
Lecturer
Animal Physiology
Biological Sciences Rm 234
Internal Phone: 95596

Hazel Chapman

Associate Professor
Evolutionary Ecology
Fields of Research:
- Tropical plant-animal mutualisms
- Primate ecology
- Plant breeding systems
- Evolution of invas...

Bill Davison

Professor
Fish Physiology
Fields of Research:
- Antarctic biology
- Biology of fish
- Cardiovascular physiology
- Exercise physiology
- Physiology...

Ian Dickie

Professor
Microbial Ecology
Fields of Research:
- Invasive species
- Mycorrhizal ecology
- Ecosystem mycology
- Molecular ecology...

Renwick Dobson

Associate Professor
Biochemistry
Fields of Research:
- Enzymology
- Enzyme evolution and Enzyme design
- Structural biology
- Biophysics

Paul Gardner

Associate Professor
Bioinformatics
Fields of Research:
- Bioinformatics
- RNA
- ncRNA

Ashley Garrill

Associate Professor
Biochemistry
Fields of Research:
- Invasive growth of pathogenic microorganisms (fungi and oomycetes)
- Turgor regulation
- Ovari...

Steven Gieseg

Associate Professor
Free Radical Biochemistry
Fields of Research:
- 78-dihydroneopterin as antioxidant
- Cellular metabolism
- Clinical use of tissue
- Dietary anti...

Sharyn Goldstien

Lecturer
Marine Ecology
Fields of Research:
- Larval dispersal
- Molecular marine ecology
- Phylogeography

Marie Hale

4th year Coordinator
Senior Lecturer
Population and Conservation Genetics
Fields of Research:
- Conservation
- Evolution
- Population biology
- Population genetics...

Jon Harding

Dean of Postgraduate Research
Professor in Stream Biology
Fields of Research:
- Aquatic entomology
- Biomonitoring
- Freshwater biology
- Land use impact effects on stream comm...

Jack Heinemann

Professor
Genetics
Fields of Research:
- Microbial genetics and evolution
- Horizontal gene transfer
- Risk assessment especially of ge...

Paula Jameson

Professor
Plant Biology
Fields of Research:
- Control of flowering and perenniality
- Developmental plant physiology
- Plant hormone homeost...

Dave Kelly

Professor
Ecology
Fields of Research:
- Biological control
- Conservation
- Ecology
- Mistletoe reproductive ecology
- Plant interactions
- ...

David Leung

Associate Professor
Biotechnology
Fields of Research:
- Applications of plant tissue culture, e.g., micropropagation
- Carbohydrate metabolism
- Disco...

Islay Marsden

Professor
Marine Biology
Fields of Research:
- Earthquake research
- Ecophysiology and ecology of marine crustaceans and molluscs
- Marine bi...

Angus McIntosh

Professor
Deputy Head of School
Fields of Research:
- Freshwater ecosystems, including streams, wetlands and lakes
- Freshwater fish
- Food web ecol...

Ximena Nelson

Associate Professor
Animal Behaviour
Fields of Research:
- Jumping spider behaviour
- Neural basis of information processing. Neuroethology of vision
- P...

Amy Osborne

Lecturer
Genomics
Biological Science 336
Internal Phone: 95198

Pieter Pelser

Undergraduate Advisor
Senior Lecturer Plant Systematics
and Director of UC Herbarium
Fields of Research:
- Plant systematics
- Studying and documenting plant diversity

John Pirker

Advisor
Marine Ecology
Fields of Research:
- Marine ecology
- Aquaculture
- Marine algae

Mitja Remus-Emsermann

Dr
Lecturer
Microbiology
Biological Sciences Room 538
Internal Phone: 95351

David Schiel

Distinguished Professor
Marine Ecology
Fields of Research:
- Aquaculture
- Larval fish ecology
- Marine intertidal and subtidal ecology
- Earthquake research

Tammy Steeves

Senior Lecturer
Chair, Academic Postgraduate Studies Committee
Fields of Research:
- Conservation genetics
- Evolutionary genetics
- Population genetics
- Phylogeography
- Phylogeneti...

Daniel Stouffer

Associate Professor
Complex Systems Ecology
Fields of Research:
- Quantitative community ecology

Matthew Stott

Lecturer
Microbiology
Biological Science 532
Internal Phone: 92511

Matthew Turnbull

Head of School
Professor in Plant Physiological Ecology
Fields of Research:
- Ecophysiology of resource acquisition in natural and managed ecosystems
- Forest biology
- Glo...

Jason Tylianakis

Professor
Terrestrial Ecology
Fields of Research:
- Conservation on managed land
- Ecological aspects of biological control
- Ecological processes...

Helen Warburton

Lecturer
Freshwater Ecology
Fields of Research:
- Food web ecology
- Freshwater ecosystems, including streams and lakes/ponds
- Predator-prey in...

Contract Teaching Staff

Dorien Coray

Lecturer
Cell Biology and Microbiology
Biological Science 535

Grant Pearce

Senior Lecturer
Biochemistry
Biological Sciences 624
Internal Phone: 95199

Daniela Remus

Lecturer
Biochemistry
Biological Science 615
Internal Phone: 92298

Technical Staff

Renny Bishop

Field and Marine Services, Aquarium
Biology1 188
Internal Phone: 95595

David Conder

Glasshouses, Vehicles
Glasshouse Complex
Internal Phone: 95141

John Davis

Network Administrator
Rutherford 638
Internal Phone: 94080

Tom Davison

Central Washing Area, Autoclave
Biology
Internal Phone: 92159

Nicholas Etheridge

Metalwork, Plastics and Woodwork, Mechanical Servicing
Biological Sciences 145
Internal Phone: 95146

Thomas Evans

Genetics
Biological Sciences 517
Internal Phone: 95147

Claire Galilee

Molecular Genetics, DNA sequencer
Biological Sciences 517
Internal Phone: 95149

Craig Galilee

Microbiology
Biological Sciences 417
Internal Phone: 95150

Reijel Gardiner

Plant Morphology, Herbarium, Taxonomy, Phycology, Animal Collections
Biological Sciences 508
Internal Phone: 95172

Jackie Healy

Molecular Biology and Biochemistry Suite
Biological Sciences 637
Internal Phone: 95176

Jonathan Hill

Animal Physiology
Biological Sciences 231
Internal Phone: 95178

Angela Langrish

Purchasing
Internal Phone: 92103

Nicole Lauren-Manuera

Technical Manager, Compliance Officer, Finance
Biological Sciences 215
Internal Phone: 95160

Katrina Melief

Central Washing Area, Autoclave
Internal Phone: 95188

Jan McKenzie

Marine Ecology, Microscopy
Biological Sciences 231
Internal Phone: 95187

Linda Morris

Technical Teaching Coordinator
Freshwater Ecology and Cell Biology
Biological Sciences 318
Internal Phone: 95196

Kimberley Roberts

Terrestrial Ecology
Biological Sciences 318
Internal Phone: 95202

Matt Walters

Science Communication, Photography and Web
Biological Sciences 432
Internal Phone: 95211

Alan Woods

Electrical and Electronics
Biological Sciences 132
Internal Phone: 95223

Postdoctoral Fellows

Paula Casanovas

Postdoctoral Fellow
Internal Phone: 95415

Jennifer Crowther

Postdoctoral Fellow
Biological Science Rm 615
Internal Phone: 95266

Matthias Dehling

Postdoctoral Fellow
Internal Phone: 95143

Catherine Febria

Postdoctoral Fellow
Biological Sciences 334
Internal Phone: 95148

Rachel North

Postdoctoral Fellow
Internal Phone: 92092

Johanna Yletyinen

Postdoctoral Fellow
Internal Phone: 95367

Research Staff

Julie Barcelona

Research Associate / Adjunct Fellow

Fiona Cross

Animal Cognition
Internal Phone: 95142

Hayley Devlin

Research Assistant
Freshwater Ecology
Internal Phone: 95144

Shawn Gerrity

Research Technician
Marine Ecology Research Group
Internal Phone: 95174

Laurie Greenfield

Research Associate
Microbiology

Kristy Hogsden

Freshwater Ecology Research Group
Internal Phone: 95179

Mike Hickford

Research Associate
Marine Ecology
Biological Sciences 345
Internal Phone: 95177

Brigitta Kurenbach

Biosafety
Biological Sciences 536
Internal Phone: 95183

Stacie Lilley

Research Assistant
Marine Ecology Research Group
Internal Phone: 94739

Aynsley Macnab

Research Assistant
Spider Lab
Internal Phone: 94741

Esme Robinson

Fish Physiology
von Haast 439
Internal Phone: 95203

Patrice Rosengrave

Evolutionary Biology and Behavioural Ecology
Internal Phone: 95204

Russell Taylor

Project Manager
Tonga Initiative
Te Ao Marama 113
Internal Phone: 95336

Mads Thomsen

Research Associate
Marine Ecology
Biological Sciences 239
Internal Phone: 95208

Josephine Ward

Research Associate
Plant Taxonomy and Evolution

Callaghan Innovation Staff

Craig van Dolleweerd

Research Scientist
Internal Phone: 95210

Antonia Miller

Senior Research Scientist
Business Development Manager
Callaghan Innovation, Biology 616
Internal Phone: 95195

Andrew Muscroft-Taylor

Team Leader
Callaghan Innovation, Biological Sciences 618
Internal Phone: 95197

Campbell Sheen

Research Scientist
Internal Phone: 95206

Dion Thompson

Research Scientist
Biology2 616
Internal Phone: 95207

Adjunct Staff

Eckehard Brockerhoff

Adjunct Associate Professor

John Clemens

Adjunct Associate Professor

Tony Cole

Adjucnt Associate Professor
Mycology

David Collings

Associate Professor
School of Environmental and Life Sciences, University of Newcastle

Larry Field

Adjunct Associate Professor
Invertebrate Behaviour

Juliet Gerrard

Adjunct Professor
Biochemistry

Will Godsoe

Adjunct Fellow

Roddy Hale

Adjunct Fellow

Alistair Jerrett

Adjunct Senior Fellow

Arvind Varsani

Associate Professor
School of Life Sciences, Arizona State University

David Wardle

Adjunct Professor

Scott Wissinger

Adjunct Fellow
Freshwater Ecology

Emeritus Professors

Brian Butterfield

Emeritus Professor
Forest Biotechnology
Internal Phone: 95139

Robert Jackson

Emeritus Professor
Animal Behaviour
Internal Phone: 95180

John Lovis

Emeritus Professor
Paleobotany

Michael Winterbourn

Emeritus Professor
Freshwater Ecology
Zoology Z531
Internal Phone: 95221

Visiting Fellows

Stephen Hawkins

Professor
Erskine Fellow
Ocean & Earth Science, National Oceanography Centre, University of Southhampton

Tom Laue

Professor
Erskine Fellow
College of Life Sciences & Agriculture, University of New Hamshire

Bart Kempenaers

Professor
Visting Fellow