Coastal - Marine Research Group

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POSTGRADUATE ENQUIRIES

 

CURRENT POSTGRADS

PhD Students


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 

 


MSc Students


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

 

FORMER POSTGRADS

PhD Students


Cheryl Cross (2018) - 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 (2018) - 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 (2018) -  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)


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


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


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)


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


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