Group Leader

Professor of Biology
School of Biological Sciences

Postdoctoral Fellows

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Christian Boedeker

PhD Students

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Maren Preuss

Germany | ResearchGate | Twitter | Contact Maren

Biodiversity of red algal parasites from New Zealand

I'm studying parasite evolution using parasitic red algal native to New Zealand. I'm interested to expand our current knowledge of red algal parasites by researching their diversity, host-parasite relationships, their development, host dependency and genomic changes in organelle genomes (mitochondria and plastid).

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Sergio Diaz

Mexico | Contact Sergio

Master's Students

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Kirill Woodhouse

New Zealand | Contact Kirill


Dr Narongrit Muangmai

2015 | Unraveling the secret life of cryptic algal species: evolution, phylogeography and eco-physiology of the red alga, Bostrychia intricata

Dr Peter Martin

2011 | Phylogeny, Phylogeography and Population Connectivity of Lessonia (Phaeophyceae)

Dr Joe Buchanan

2011 | Molecular Studies of New Zealand Fucales: Phylogeography, Phylogeny and Taxonomy in Carpophyllum and Cystophora (Phaeophyceae)

Dr Erasmo Macaya

2010 | Phylogeny, Connectivity and Dispersal Patterns of the Giant Kelp Macrocystis (Phaeophyceae)

Melissa Francis

2013 | A Preliminary Investigation of Marine Yeast Biodiversity in New Zealand Waters

Lynaire Abbott

2011 | Polysaccharide Content and Growth Rate of Lessonia Variegata J. Agardh: Investigating its Potential as a Commercial Species

Madeline Cooper