Freshwater Ecology Research Group

Photos courtesy of Professor Angus McIntosh ©EcologyLive

The Freshwater Ecology Research Group (FERG) is a large research group within the School of Biological Sciences, consisting of Professor Angus McIntosh, Professor Jon Harding, and Emeritus Professor Mike Winterbourn, plus numerous post-doctoral research fellows, graduate students and technical support personnel.

FERG research is primarily field-based, and covers a broad array of applied and theoretical ecological topics including the natural history of New Zealand’s freshwater biota, the influence of land-use change, acid mine drainage, ecosystem size and disturbance on stream communities, and biogeochemistry and nutrient cycling.

For advice

Angus McIntosh

Deputy Head of School
Freshwater Ecology
Julius von Haast 226
Internal Phone: 95186

Jon Harding

Dean of Postgraduate Research
Professor in Stream Biology
Matariki L5 Nth
Internal Phone: 95135

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