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Professor Chris Battershill

Theme leader: Coastal and Marine Ecosystems

Qualifications: BSc MSc(Hons) PhD Auckland, Dip AICD Australian Institute of Company Directors

Professor Chris Battershill holds the inaugural Bay of Plenty Regional Council Chair in Coastal Science, based in Tauranga. Amongst other national and international collaborations the new Chair oversees the New Zealand operation of the INTERCOAST programme, established by Waikato University and Bremen University in Germany to create a major centre of marine research excellence in the Bay of Plenty. Professor Battershill also heads the Coastal Marine Group in the Faculty of Science and Engineering. Formerly Principal Scientist and Research Team Leader (Supporting Sustainable Use of Marine Biodiversity) at the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS), his research focuses on marine ecology and environmental science, and he was responsible for the establishment of the first dedicated marine biodiscovery teams in Australia and New Zealand, focusing on the medicinal and agricultural sectors.

Expertise

Antarctica; Biology; Ecology; Marine; Science

Aquaculture, Marine Natural Products

Recent Publications

  • Bollen, M., Battershill, C. N., Pilditch, C. A., & Bischof, K. (2017). Desiccation tolerance of different life stages of the invasive marine kelp Undaria pinnatifida: Potential for overland transport as invasion vector. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 496, 8 pages. doi:10.1016/j.jembe.2017.07.005

  • Kulgemeyer, T., Müller, H., Dobeneck, T. V., Bryan, K. R., de Lange, W. P., & Battershill, C. N. (2017). Magnetic mineral and sediment porosity distribution on a storm-dominated shelf investigated by benthic electromagnetic profiling (Bay of Plenty, New Zealand). Marine Geology, 383, 78-98. doi:10.1016/j.margeo.2016.11.014

  • Battershill, C. N. (2017). Marine biotechnology in Aotearoa: just the beginning. In Blue2Green Marine Biotechnology Convention 2017. Conference held in Tauranga, New Zealand.

  • Browne, A., Clearwater, M., Prinsep, M., Battershill, C. N., & Vanneste, J. (2017). Novel New Zealand marine bioactive nature products for the control of Psa biovar 3. Poster session presented at the meeting of Blue2Green Marine Biotechnology Convention 2017. Conference held in Tauranga, New Zealand.

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Contact Details

Email: cbatters@waikato.ac.nz
Phone: +64 7 5570481

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