Biological Sciences contacts

School of Biological Sciences

University of Canterbury
Private Bag 4800
Christchurch 8140
New Zealand

Phone: +64 3 369 5200

Co-ordinators

Pieter Pelser

Undergraduate Advisor
Julius von Haast 530
Internal Phone: 95228

Ashley Garrill

Biochemistry Advisor
Biochemistry
Julius von Haast 634
Internal Phone: 95173

Elissa Cameron

4th year Coordinator
Julius von Haast Rm 234
Internal Phone: 95596

Tammy Steeves

Postgraduate Coordinator
Julius von Haast 533
Internal Phone: 95378

Anna Chapman

Advisor
Okeover 110
Internal Phone: 94117

Administrators

Lyn de Groot

School Administrator
Julius von Haast 220
Internal Phone: 95485

Nicki Judson

Administrative Assistant
Julius von Haast2 219
Internal Phone: 95078

Penny Moore

Administrative Assistant
Julius von Haast 219
Internal Phone: 95077

Head of school

Matthew Turnbull

Head of School
Professor in Plant Physiological Ecology
Julius von Haast 222
Internal Phone: 95153

Angus McIntosh

Professor
Deputy Head of School
Freshwater Ecology
Julius von Haast 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

Associate Professor
Animal Behaviour
Fields of Research:
- Social behaviour
- Ecophysiology
- Sex allocation
- Parental behaviour
- Conservation ...

Hazel Chapman

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

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
- Plant-soil ...

Renwick Dobson

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

Dr Sarah Flanagan

Lecturer
Fields of Research:
- sexual selection
- population genetics
- genomics
- quantitative genetics
- complex trait ...

Ashley Garrill

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

Steven Gieseg

Associate Professor
Free Radical Biochemistry
Fields of Research:
- Heart Disease, Atherosclerosis and Stroke Research
- Inflammatory basis of ...

Sharyn Goldstien

Co-ordinator
Fields of Research:
- Larval dispersal
- Molecular marine ecology
- Phylogeography

Jonathan Harding

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

Jack Heinemann

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

Paula Jameson

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

Dave Kelly

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

David Leung

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

Islay Marsden

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

Angus McIntosh

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

Ximena Nelson

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

Dr Amy Osborne

Lecturer
Genomics

Pieter Pelser

Senior Lecturer
Plant systematics & Director of UC Herbarium
Fields of Research:
- Plant systematics
- Studying and documenting plant diversity
- Plant taxonomy
- Conservation ...

John Pirker

Lecturer in Biological Sciences and Indigenous Knowledge
Fields of Research:
- Marine ecology
- Aquaculture
- Marine algae

Mitja Remus-Emsermann

Lecturer
Microbiology
Fields of Research:
- Microbial ecology
- Single-cell microbiology
- Phyllosphere
- Plant-microbe interactions

David Schiel

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

Tammy Steeves

Associate Professor
Conservation Genetics
Fields of Research:
- Conservation genetics/Conservation genomics
- Evolutionary genetics/Evolutionary ...

Daniel Stouffer

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

Matthew Stott

Lecturer
Microbiology
Fields of Research:
- geomicrobiology
- extremophiles
- microbial ecology
- microbial cultivation
- microbial ...

Matthew Turnbull

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

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 ...

Contract Teaching Staff

Dorien Coray

Lecturer
Cell Biology and Microbiology
Biological Science 535

Grant Pearce

Senior Lecturer
Biochemistry
Julius von Haast 624
Internal Phone: 95199

Daniela Remus

Lecturer-Teaching and Administration
Biochemistry
Internal Phone: 92298

Technical Staff

Rennie Bishop

Technician
Field & Marine Services, Aquarium, 1st Floor Lab Manager
Julius von Haast 726
Internal Phone: 95595

David Conder

Glasshouse Complex Manager
Glasshouses, Vehicles
von Haast Glasshouse
Internal Phone: 95141

John Davis

Technician
Network Administrator
Ernest Rutherford 322
Internal Phone: 94080

Tom Davison

Technical Assistant
Central Washing Area, Autoclave
Internal Phone: 92159

Nicholas Etheridge

Technician
Metalwork, Plastics and Woodwork, Mechanical Servicing
Julius von Haast 145
Internal Phone: 95146

Thomas Evans

Technician
Genetics, 5th floor Lab Manager
Julius von Haast 517
Internal Phone: 95147

Claire Galilee

Technician
Molecular Genetics, DNA sequencer
Julius von Haast 517
Internal Phone: 95149

Craig Galilee

Technician
Microbiology, 4th floor Lab Manager
Julius von Haast 417
Internal Phone: 95150

Reijel Gardiner

Technician
Plant Morphology, Herbarium, Taxonomy, Phycology, Animal Collections
Julius von Haast 508
Internal Phone: 95172

Jonathan Hill

Technician
Animal Physiology, 2nd Floor Lab Manager (Physiology) Putaio koiora & 4th floor RSIC
Julius von Haast 231
Internal Phone: 95178

Sarah Kessans

Technician
Biochemistry, 6th Floor Lab Manager
Julius von Haast 631
Internal Phone: 92140

Angela Langrish

Technician
Purchasing
Internal Phone: 92103

Nicole Lauren-Manuera

Technician
Technical Manager, Compliance Officer, Finance
Julius von Haast 215
Internal Phone: 95160

Katrina Melief

Technical Assistant
Central Washing Area, Autoclave
Internal Phone: 95188

Jan McKenzie

Technician
Marine Ecology, Microscopy, 2nd Floor Lab Manager (Marine)
Julius von Haast 231
Internal Phone: 95187

Linda Morris

Technician
Tech. Teaching Coordinator Freshwater Ecol. & Cell Biol., 3rd Floor Lab Manager Putaio koiora & RSIC
Julius von Haast 318
Internal Phone: 95196

Kimberley Doherty

Technician
Terrestrial Ecology
Julius von Haast 318
Internal Phone: 95202

Matt Walters

Technician
Science Communication, Digital Imaging, Outreach
Julius von Haast 432
Internal Phone: 95211

Alan Woods

Technician
Electrical and Electronics
Julius von Haast 132
Internal Phone: 95223

Postdoctoral Fellows

Paula Casanovas

Post Doctoral Fellow
Biological Control Systems
Internal Phone: 95415

Jennifer Crowther

Postdoctoral Fellow in Biochemistry
Biological Science Rm 615
Internal Phone: 95266

Matthias Dehling

Post Doctoral Fellow
Internal Phone: 95143

Catherine Febria

Researcher
CAREX/Freshwater Ecology
Julius von Haast 334
Internal Phone: 95148

Nyil Khwaja

Post Doctoral Fellow - (AGMARDT)
Ornithology
Internal Phone: 93275

Andrew Letten

Complex Systems Ecology
Internal Phone: 92902

Rachel North

Post Doctoral Fellow
Biochemistry
Internal Phone: 92092

Sarah Sapsford

Post Doctoral Fellow
Fungal and disease ecology
Internal Phone: 90176

Johanna Yletyinen

Natural Resource Management
Internal Phone: 95367

Research Staff

Julie Barcelona

Research Associate / Adjunct Fellow

Fiona Cross

Animal Cognition
Internal Phone: 95142

Hayley Devlin

Technician
Freshwater Ecology
Internal Phone: 95144

Shawn Gerrity

Research Assistant
Marine Ecology Research Group
Internal Phone: 95174

Laurie Greenfield

Adjunct Associate Professor
Research Associate
Microbiology

Kristy Hogsden

Research Associate
Freshwater Ecology Research Group
Internal Phone: 95179

Mike Hickford

Research Associate
Marine Ecology
Julius von Haast 345
Internal Phone: 95177

Brigitta Kurenbach

Research Associate
Biosafety
Julius von Haast 536
Internal Phone: 95183

Stacie Lilley

Research Assistant
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 Christina Rosengrave

Evolutionary Biology and Behavioural Ecology
Internal Phone: 95204

Russell Taylor

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

Mads Thomsen

Lecturer
Research Associate
Marine Ecology
Julius von Haast 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
Julius von Haast2 616
Internal Phone: 95195

Andrew Muscroft-Taylor

Team Leader
Julius von Haast 626
Internal Phone: 95197

Campbell Sheen

Research Scientist
Internal Phone: 95206

Dion Thompson

Research Scientist
Julius von Haast2 616
Internal Phone: 95207

Adjunct Staff

Paul Broady

Adjunct Senior Fellow
Julius von Haast 418
Internal Phone: 95311

Eckehard Brockerhoff

Adjunct Associate Professor

John Clemens

Adjunct Associate Professor

Tony Cole

Adjucnt Associate Professor
Mycology

David Collings

Julius von Haast 635
Internal Phone: 4662

Larry Field

Adjunct Associate Professor
Invertebrate Behaviour

Paul Gardner

Associate Professor
Department of Biochemistry, University of Otago
Julius von Haast 520
Internal Phone: 6742

Juliet Ann Gerrard

Adjunct Professor
Biochemistry

Will Godsoe

Adjunct Fellow

Laurie Greenfield

Adjunct Associate Professor
Research Associate
Microbiology

Roddy Jack Hale

Adjunct Fellow

Richard Holdaway

Adjunct Professor
Julius von Haast 422
Internal Phone: 7073

Clive Howard-Williams

Adjunct Professor

Alistair Jerrett

Adjunct Senior Fellow

Arvind Varsani

Associate Professor
Julius von Haast 538

David Wardle

Adjunct Professor

Scott Wissinger

Adjunct Fellow
Freshwater Ecology

Debra Wotton

Ecology
Adjunct Fellow

Emeritus Professors

Brian Butterfield

Emeritus Professor
Forest Biotechnology
Internal Phone: 95139

Robert Jackson

Animal Behaviour
Internal Phone: 95180

Michael Winterbourn

Emeritus Professor
Freshwater Ecology
Zoology Z531
Internal Phone: 95221

Visiting Fellows

Bart Kempenaers

Professor
Visting Fellow

Borries Demeler

Visiting Erskine Fellow

Chris Eckert

Mark Silby

Marty Serra

Matthew Reudink