Team leader


Research and Postdoctoral Research Fellows

Genomic research into conservation management of Takahē and Kākāpo
Rutherford PostDoc Fellow
Quantifying marine and freshwater biodiversity using eDNA
Mind controlling parasites project

Technical Staff

Part-time Sequencing Technician
Research Technician
Manager, Genetic Analysis Service


PhD students

Evolution of Antartic terrestrial organisms using eDNA and spatial modelling
Genetic Control of Insect Pests
Molecular basis of induced suicidal water-seekng behaviour of arthropod hosts by pathogenic worms
Trans-generational plasticity as a mechanism for acclimation to ocean change in marine invertebrates
Identification and use of mtDNA alleles for the Trojan Female Technique
Population genetics of New Zealand Kanakana (lamprey) using GBS
Molecular basis behind sex change reversal in protogynous fish

Master students

Gene selection in feral pig populations
Candidate fertility genes for control of mammalian pests

Honours students

Genetic diagnostic tools for single-species identification with eDNA sampling

PGdipSci students

Genetic diversity and population structure of wild Chinook Salmon

Visiting students