Coastal - Marine Research Group

POSTGRADUATE ENQUIRIES

CURRENT POSTGRADS

PhD Student

Emma Betty - Pilot whales (Globicephala spp.) in New Zealand waters: Strandings, life history and conservation. Supervisors: Dr Barbara Breen (AUT University), Prof Mark Orams (AUT University), Dr Sinéad Murphy and Dr Karen Stockin 

Arianna Cecchetti – Behaviour of short-beaked common dolphins (Delphinus delphis) occurring off São Miguel Island, Azores. Supervisors: Prof José Azevedo (University of the Azores, Portugal), Dr Jonathan Gordon (Sea Mammal Research Unit, Scotland) and Dr Karen Stockin

Cheryl Cross - An assessment of Delphinid distribution and abundance in Queen Charlotte Sound, New Zealand. Supervisor: Dr Karen Stockin and Dr Deanna Clement (Cawthron Institute) 

Nicki Filby - Impact and management of the dolphin-swim industry in Port Philip Bay, Victoria, Australia.Supervisors: Dr Carol Scaparci (Victoria University) and Dr Karen Stockin 

Dan Godoy - Green turtles (Chelonia mydas) in New Zealand - ecology, conservation and management. Supervisors: Dr Karen Stockin and Prof Dianne Brunton 

Oliver Hannaford - The effects of environmental heterogeneity on the evolutionary mechanisms and ecologcial patterns of biodiversity. Supervisors: Prof Marti Anderson and Prof Paul Rainey

Catherine Peters -  Distribution, ecology and conservation of cetacea in far North waters, New Zealand. Supervisors: Dr Karen Stockin, Dr Mat Pawley and Prof Mark Orams (AUT University)

Adam Smith - Effects of marine reserves on reef fishes in north-eastern New Zealand. Supervisors: Prof Marti Anderson, Dr Mat Pawley, Prof David Raubenheimer (University of Sydney) and Assoc Prof Russell Millar (University of Auckland)

MSc Students

Blair Outhwaite - The use of Great Barrier Island waters for the nationally endangered bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus). Supervisors: Dr Karen Stockin and Dr Gabriela de Tezanos-Pinto

Jay Queenin - New insights into the diet of common dolphins (Delphinus sp.) and other small delphinids from New Zealand waters. Supervisors: Dr Karen Stockin 

Martin Stanley - Use of technology to mitigate ship strike in the Hauraki Gulf. Supervisors: Dr Karen Stockin and Dr Mat Pawley

Laura Torre - Utilisation and behaviour of humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) mother/calf pairs in Gold Coast near shore waters and its perception by whale watchers. Supervisors: Dr Karen Stockin and Dr Olaf Meynecke (Griffith University)

FORMER POSTGRADS

PhD Students

Krista Hupman (2016) - Photo-identification and its application to gregarious delphinids: Common dolphins (Delphinus sp) in the Hauraki Gulf, New Zealand. Supervisors: Dr Karen Stockin and Dr Mat Pawley

Anna Meissner (2015) - Effects of commercial tourism activities on bottlenose (Tursiops truncatus) and common dolphin (Delphinus sp.) populations in the East Coast Bay of Plenty waters. Supervisors: Dr Karen Stockin, Dr Emmanuelle Martinez and Prof Mark Orams (AUT University) 

Adam Smith (2015) - Effects of marine reserves on reef fishes in north-eastern New Zealand. Supervisors: Prof Marti Anderson, Dr Mat Pawley, Prof David Raubenheimer (University of Sydney) and Assoc Prof Russell Millar (University of Auckland)

Sarah Dwyer (2014) - Spatial ecology and conservation of cetaceans using Hauraki Gulf waters, New Zealand.Supervisors: Dr Karen Stockin, Dr Deanna Clement (Cawthron Institute) and Dr Mat Pawley 

Gabriel Machovsky Capuska (2012) - Sensory and nutritional ecology of the Australasian gannets (Morus Serrator). Supervisors: Prof David Raubenheimer and Assoc Prof Mark Hauber  

Emmanuelle Martinez (2010) - Responses of South Island Hector's dolphins (Cephalorhynchus hectori hectori) to vessel activity in Akaroa Harbour, Banks Peninsula, New Zealand. Supervisors: Dr Karen Stockin, Prof Mark Orams, Dr Deanna Clement and Prof Dianne Brunton

Vincenzo Petrella (2009) - Vocalisations of common dolphins (Delphinus sp) in the Hauraki Gulf, New Zealand.Supervisors: Dr Karen Stockin, Prof Dianne Brunton, Prof Marianna Crispino and Dr Graziano Fionito

Karen Stockin (2008) - The New Zealand common dolphin (Delphinus sp) - Identity, ecology and conservation. Supervisors: Dr Mark Orams and Dr Padraig Duignan 

Dirk Neumann (2001) - The behaviour and ecology of short-beaked common dolphins (Delphinus delphis) along the east coast of coromandel peninsular, North Island, New Zealand. Supervisors: Dr Mark Orams and Dr Liz Slooten

Monika Merriman - Diet and nutritional ecology of common dolphins (Delphinus sp.) in New Zealand waters. Supervisors: Dr Karen Stockin and Prof David Raubenheimer 

 

MSc Students

Mac Purvin (2015) - Assessment of the foraging strategies between marine apex predators in the Hauraki Gulf, New Zealand. Supervisors: Dr Karen Stockin and Dr Gabriel Machovsky-Capuska 

Jochen Zaeschmar (2015) - False killer whales (Pseudorca crassidens) in New Zealand waters. Supervisors: Dr Karen Stockin and Dr Emmanuelle Martinez 

Friederike Jordan (2012) - Skull morphometry of common dolphins (Delphinus sp.) from New Zealand waters.Supervisors: Dr Karen Stockin and Dr Sinéad Murphy 

Tania Gaborit-Haverkort (2012) - The occurrence and distribution of common dolphins (Delphinus sp.) off Tauranga, North Island, New Zealand. Supervisors: Dr Karen Stockin and Dr Emmanuelle Martinez

Nicolas de la Brosse (2010) - Parent-offspring dynamics of foraging common dolphins (Delphinus sp) in the Hauraki Gulf, New Zealand. Supervisors: Dr Karen Stockin, Prof David Raubenheimer and Prof Dianne Brunton

Jodi Smith (2008) - A study of the relationships between the behaviour of cetaceans and vessel traffic using two case studies: killer whale (Orcinus orca) and  humpback whale (Megaptera novaengliae). Supervisors: Dr Mark Orams and Prof Dianne Brunton

Monika Merriman (2007) - Abundance and behavioural ecology of bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) in the Marlborough Sounds, New Zealand. Supervisors: Dr Mark Orams, Dr Tim Markowitz and Dr Karen Stockin

Liz Burgess (2006) - Foraging ecology of common dolphins (Delphinus sp.) in the Hauraki Gulf, New Zealand.Supervisor: Dr Mark Orams

Aline Schaffar (2004) - Female reproductive strategies and mother-calf relationships of common dolphins (Delphinus delphis) in the Hauraki Gulf, New Zealand. Supervisor: Dr Mark Orams

 

PGDipSci Students

Laura Torre (2012) - Historic perspectives and opportunistic sightings of humpback whales Megaptera novaeangliae (Borowski, 1781) in the Hauraki Gulf area. Supervisors: Dr Karen Stockin and Dr Emmanuelle Martinez

Jay Queenin (2012) - Photo-identification methods and their application to common dolphins (Delphinus sp.) in the Hauraki Gulf, New Zealand. Supervisor: Dr Karen Stockin  

Tania Gaborit-Haverkort (2011) - Marine mammal review for the East Coast Bay of Plenty Conservancy.Supervisor: Dr Karen Stockin

Krista Rankmore (2010) - Killer whale (Orcinus orca) occurrence and demograhics within the Hauraki Gulf, New Zealand. Supervisor: Dr Karen Stockin

Friederike Jordan (2010) - Factors affecting the occurrence and demographics of bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) in the Hauraki Gulf, New Zealand. Supervisor: Dr Karen Stockin 

Ciaran Edwards (2006) - Photo-identification of common dolphins (Delphinus sp) in the Hauraki Gulf, New Zealand. Supervisors: Dr Mark Orams and Dr Karen Stockin