Research Interests

Research involves the application of molecular techniques to marine ecological questions, for example, the use of population genetic techniques to investigate larval dispersal and phylogeographic structure of marine species.

Recent Publications

  • Bennet DG., Horton TW., Goldstien SJ., Rowe L. and Briskie JV. (2020) Seasonal and annual variation in the diving behaviour of Hutton's shearwater (Puffinus huttoni). New Zealand Journal of Zoology 47(4): 300-323. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03014223.2020.1767660.
  • de la Higuera I., Kasun GW., Torrance EL., Pratt AA., Maluenda A., Colombet J., Bisseux M., Ravet V., Dayaram A. and Stainton D. (2020) Unveiling crucivirus diversity by mining metagenomic data. mBio 11(5): 1-17. http://dx.doi.org/10.1128/mBio.01410-20.
  • Heinemann JA. and Goldstien S. (2020) ‘Bums off seats’: measuring the effects of active learning in an undergraduate molecular biology curriculum. Journal of Biological Education http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00219266.2020.1748687.
  • Bennet D., Horton T., Goldstien S., Rowe L. and Briskie J. (2019) Flying south: Foraging locations of the Hutton's shearwater (Puffinus huttoni) revealed by Time‐Depth Recorders and GPS tracking. Ecology and Evolution 9(14): 7914-7927. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ece3.5171.
  • Charan-Dixon H., Goldstien SJ., Vanderhaven BJ., Halafihi T., Tuiano TL., Gaw S. and Glover CN. (2019) Effects of traditional fishing techniques on internal organ regeneration, physiology, and biochemistry in the tropical sea cucumber Stichopus horrens. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 510: 15-22. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jembe.2018.09.007.