UC SPARK - University of Canterbury - New Zealand

Dr John Pirker

Biological Sciences

Fields of Research

  • Marine ecology
  • Aquaculture
  • Marine algae

Researcher Summary

Research interests include marine ecology and aquaculture.

Subject Area: Disciplines

Research Groups

Research/Scholarly/Creative Works

  • Schiel DR., Pirker J., Marsden I., Dunmore R., Gerrity S., Alestra T. and Tait L. (2107) Earthquake Effects along the Kaikoura coastline. Kaikoura Museum: Kaikoura Public Meeting, 06 Sep 2017. (Oral Presentations)
  • Gerrity S., Alestra T., Pirker J., Marsden I., Dunmore R., South P. and Schiel D. (2017) Charting loss and recovery of intertidal community structure and function following a cataclysmic coastal uplift event. Christchurch, New Zealand: New Zealand Marine Sciences, 01 Jul 2017. (Oral Presentations)
  • Pirker J., Schiel D., Marsden I., Dunmore R., Alestra T. and Gerrity S. (2017) Rocky reef impact quantification and monitoring for the Kaikōura earthquake. Kaikoura Museum: Kaikoura Public Meeting. (Oral Presentations)
  • Schiel D., Alestra T., Gerrity S., Dunmore R., Marsden I. and Pirker J. (2017) Interim Progress Report - Rocky reef impact quantification and monitoring for the Kaikōura earthquake.Ministry for Primary Industries. Commissioned by Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI). 1-31. (Reports)
  • Adkins SC., Marsden ID. and Pirker JG. (2016) Reproduction, growth and size of a burrowing intertidal clam exposed to varying environmental conditions in estuaries. Invertebrate Reproduction and Development 60(3): 223-237. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/07924259.2016.1198833. (Journal Articles)
  • Janmale T., Genet R., Crone E., Flavall E., Firth C., Pirker J., Roake JA. and Gieseg SP. (2015) Neopterin and 7,8-dihydroneopterin are generated within atherosclerotic plaques. Pteridines 26(3): 93-103. http://dx.doi.org/10.1515/pterid-2015-0004. (Journal Articles)
  • Adkins SC., Marsden ID. and Pirker JG. (2014) Variation in population structure and density of Austrovenus stutchburyi (Veneridae) from Canterbury, New Zealand. Journal of Shellfish Research 33(2): 343-354. http://dx.doi.org/10.2983/035.033.0204. (Journal Articles)
  • Macfarlane A., Pirker J. and Rohan T. (2014) Rangahau Māori: Building Māori Research Capability. Christchurch, New Zealand: University Research Offices New Zealand Conference 2014 (URONZ), 23-24 Oct 2014 (Conference Contributions - Other)
  • Clarke C. and Pirker J. (2013) Comparing traditional Māori and scientific methods of pāua reseeding within the Akaroa Taiāpure.Commissioned by Onuku Runanga Incorporated Society and Ministry of Fisheries. 15pp. (Reports)
  • Marsden ID., Pirker JG., Adkins S. and Couch H. (2011) Management and restoration of cockle beds in New Zealand? Stewart Island, New Zealand: New Zealand Marine Sciences Society Conference (NZMSS 2011), 5-8 Jul 2011 (Conference Contributions - Other)
  • Pirker JG. (2011) Recombining Streams of Knowledge at the University of Canterbury Mātauranga Māori and Western Science. University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand: Manu Ao Academy Seminar. (Oral Presentations)
  • Pirker JG. (2011) Fisheries and Aquaculture. Waikato University, Hamilton, New Zealand: Maori Business Event, 14-14 Apr 2011 (Conference Contributions - Other)
  • Bird T., Moller H., Scott N. and Pirker J. (2009) Traditional Māori and scientific methods for translocating and reseeding Pāua (Haliotis iris). He Kōhinga Rangahau, No. 8.Commissioned by Ōnuku Rūnanga, Wairewa Rūnanga, Ministry of Fisheries, Foundation for Research Science & Technology. 87pp. (Reports)
  • Pirker J., Hickford M. and Taylor D. (2009) Monitoring S186 Closures: Wakatu Quay. Final report to Ministry Fisheries CUS2006-07.Commissioned by Ministry Fisheries. 29pp. (Reports)
  • Pirker J., Kahi H. and Taonui R. (2009) Navigating Science and Mātauranga Māori at the University of Canterbury. Experiences from SCIM101. Perth, Australia: Indigenous Studies Indigenous Knowledge (ISIK) Conference 2009, 30 Nov-1 Dec 2009 (Conference Contributions - Other)
  • Pirker J. (2008) South Island Customary Fisheries Management and Conservation. In Winterbourn M; Knox G; Burrows C; Marsden I (Ed.), The Natural History of Canterbury (3rd ed.): 843-844. Christchurch: Canterbury University Press. (Chapters)
  • Pirker J., Kallqvist E., Moller H., Dyer M., Phillips-Zygadlo H. and Shaw E. (2008) Who is catching what? A survey of fishing effort and success on the Akaroa Taiāpure and Te Whaka ā Te Wera Mataitai. He Kōhinga Rangahau, No. 4.Commissioned by Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu. 34pp. (Reports)
  • Marsden ID., Adkins SA. and Pirker J. (2007) What factors affect the restoration success of cockle beds in New Zealand? Vlissingen, The Netherlands: 10th International Conference on Shellfish Restoration (ICSR) 2007, 12-16 Nov 2007 (Conference Contributions - Other)
  • Pirker JG., Hickford MJH. and Taylor DI. (2007) The effect of paua (Haliotis iris) re-seeding in the Kaikoura 186b Wakatu Quay Rāhui area.Commissioned by Ministry of Fisheries. 24pp. (Reports)
  • Pirker JG., Hickford MJH., Taylor DI. and Schiel DR. (2007) Monitoring S186 Closures - Wakatu Quay: CUS2006-07 Final Report.Commissioned by Ministry of Fisheries. 17pp. (Reports)
  • Woods CMC., Unwin MJ., Hickford MJH., Taylor DI., Pirker JG., Miller S. and Hurren S. (2006) Intertidal shellfish at Banks Peninsula: an assessment of recreational harvested species of concern based on available historical information.Commissioned by Ministry of Fisheries Research Project. 89pp. (Reports)
  • Pirker J. (2005) Assessment of Environmental Effects for the Variation to Consent Conditions for the Costal Permits CRC 930117 A and B.SeaRight Investments Ltd.. 2pp. (Reports)
  • Pirker JG. and Hickford MJ. (2005) University of Canterbury Safe Boating Code of Practice. 21pp. (Discussion/Working Papers)
  • Pirker JG. (2002) Demography, biomass production and effects of harvesting giant kelp Macrocystis pyrifera (Linnaeus) in southern New Zealand. Christchurch, New Zealand. University of Canterbury. (Theses / Dissertations)
  • Pirker JG. (2002) Effects of Discharge for Paua (Haliotis iris) Faeces.Tory Channel Aquaculture. 5pp. (Reports)
  • Pirker J. (2000) Experimental Enhancement of Paua: Fishery Management Area PAU 5B (Stewart Island): A Project Proposal.The New Zealand Paua Management Company. 21pp. (Reports)
  • Pirker J. (2000) Project proposal for Sea-Right Investments LTD (Environmental impacts monitoring program of sea-based abalone farming in Akaroa Harbour.5. (Reports)
  • Pirker J. (2000) Rational for the Size and Location of the Resource Consent Application Area - CRC001799.Commissioned by SeaRight Investments Ltd. 5pp. (Reports)
  • Pirker J. and Schiel DR. (1999) Seaweed Products for Barrel Culture Paua Farming.Commissioned by Foundation for Research, Science & Technology. 113. (Reports)
  • Schiel DR., Pirker J. and Lees H. (1997) Can giant kelp forests be commercially harvested? SeafooNeZealand : 42-43. (Journal Articles)
  • Schiel DR., Pirker J. and Lees H. (1997) Can Giant Kelp forests be commercially harvested? Part II. Effects of harvesting. Seafood New Zealand : 44-46. (Journal Articles)
  • Gerring., P. and Pirker. (1994) Recovery of Mussels at Riverton Rocks.Commissioned by Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries. 39. (Reports)
  • Pirker J. and Schiel D. (1993) Tetracycline as a fluorescent shell-marker in the abalone Haliotis iris. Marine Biology 116: 81-86. (Journal Articles)