FERG Alumni

Recent Alumni

Dr Katie Collins

Katie completed her PhD in 2019. As part of CAREX, Katie’s PhD focussed on understanding the factors which might limit excessive nuisance macrophyte growth. Katie trialled alternative tools to control macrophytes in small agricultural streams including lining stream banks with weed mat, hand weeding, glyphosate spray and shading. 

Katie Collins

Dr Steve Pohe 

Steve completed his PhD in 2019. His thesis was centred on the macroecology of New Zealand mayflies, with specific aspects investigating diversity, distribution, body-size, taxonomy and genetic population structure. His research included an experiment evaluating optimal light sources for use in insect biodiversity surveys, and a comprehensive nationwide survey that considerably improved our knowledge of the mayfly fauna. Other contributions included an annotated species checklist, a genetic library of DNA sequences and the development of a mayfly database of species records.

Steve Pohe

Dr Justin Pomeranz

Justin finished his PhD in 2019. He investigated changes to stream food web structure in response to acid mine drainage using proxy variables and modelling techniques. He also developed a novel method for inferring predator-prey interactions in food webs.

Justin Pomeranz

Alice West

Alice finished her MSc in 2019. Her research investigated the distribution, ecology, and conservation of regionally endemic stream invertebrates found on Canterbury’s Banks Peninsula. Alice used regional and river classifications to help explain the spatial distribution and habitat preferences of these threatened endemic species.

Alice West

Bridget White

Bridget completed her BSc honours in 2019. Using experimental mesocosms, she looked at the role of predator-prey interactions in the failure of recolonization of abiotically restored streams by desirable freshwater invertebrates. Bridget also explored how the presence of incredibly high numbers of defended prey, such as snails, in abiotically restored systems can drive behavioural changes in potential colonisers.

Bridget White (Image)

Alumni before 2019

  • Dr Nixie Boddy, PhD (2018)
  • Simon Coats, MSc (2018)
  • Dr Kevin Fraley, PhD (2018)
  • Dr Brandon Goeller, PhD (2018)
  • Tim Green, MSc (2018)
  • Roland Eveleens, BSc (Hons) (2017)
  • Nicky Glenjarman, MSc (2017)
  • Dr Richard White, PhD (2017)
  • Jase Eden, MSc (2016)
  • Malea Zygadlo, MSc (2016)
  • Sophie Hunt, MSc (2015)
  • Dr Amanda Klemmer, PhD (2015)
  • Tom Swan, MSc (2015)
  • Dr Jon Bray, PhD (2014)
  • Dr Mark Galatowitsch, PhD (2014)
  • Roseanna Gamlen-Greene, BSc (Hons) (2014)
  • Dr Elizabeth Graham, PhD (2014)
  • Dr Simon Howard, PhD (2014)
  • Tom Moore, MSc (2014)
  • Dr Danladi Umar, PhD (2014)
  • Dr Frank Burdon, PhD (2013)
  • Dr Kristy Hogsden, PhD (2013)
  • Emma Porter, MSc (2013)
  • Karen Renouf, MSc (2013)
  • Matt Wallace, MSc (2013)
  • Kim Roberts, MSc (2012)
  • Kate Schowe, MSc (2012)
  • Teresa Burrell, MSc (2011)
  • Dr Rebecca Campbell, PhD (2011)
  • Laura Drummond, MSc (2011)
  • Dr Phil Jellyman, PhD (2011)
  • Simon Stewart, MSc (2011)
  • Jarred Arthur, MSc (2010)
  • Hannah Franklin, MSc (2010)
  • Troy Watson, MSc (2010)
  • Taryn Wilks, MSc (2010)
  • Kati Doehring, MSc (2009)
  • Dr Duncan Gray, PhD (2009)
  • Justin Kitto, MSc (2009)
  • Dr Amy Whitehead, PhD (2009)
  • Dr Darragh Woodford, PhD (2009)
  • Dr Hamish Greig, PhD (2008)
  • Amber Sinton, MSc (2008)
  • Hannah Wood, MSc (2008)
  • Dr Michelle Greenwood, PhD (2007)
  • Rebecca Eivers, MSc (2006)
  • Iain Fraser, MSc (2006)
  • Annabel Barnden, MSc (2005)
  • Dr Hans Eikaas, PhD (2005)
  • Paul Morris, MSc (2005)
  • Dr Leanne O’Brien, PhD (2005)
  • Sarah Rickard, MSc (2005)
  • Tanya Blakely, BSc (Hons) (2003)
  • Alice Bradley, MSc (2003)
  • Nicholas Dunn, MSc (Hons) (2003)
  • Jane Goodman, MSc (Hons) (2002)
  • Rachel McNabb, MSc (Hons) (2002)
  • Christopher Bell, MSc (2001)
  • Bruce Digby, MSc (2001)
  • Marty Bonnett, MSc (2000)
  • Kelly Drinnan, MSc (Hons) (2000)
  • Shellie McMurtie, MSc (Hons) (2000)