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.
Marine science; coastal science; environmental science; marine biosystematics; marine biodiversity; marine conservation; marine ecology; marine microbiology; chemical ecology; environmental toxicology; environmental impacts; marine biodiscovery; aquaculture; temperate reefs; tropical reefs; Antarctic marine science.
Hartland, A., Ross, P. M., Battershill, C. N., & Dempsey, T. (2015). The effects of the MV Rena on the water quality, chemistry and zooplankton of Otaiti. In New Zealand Marine Sciences Society conference. Auckland, New Zealand. Retrieved from http://nzmss.org/assets/Events/NZMSS-A5-Abstracts-booklet-FINAL5.pdf
Battershill, C. N., Heyward, A., Heap, A., Nichol, S., Anderson, T., Prezlawski, R., . . . McCorry, D. (2015). Preparing for oil and gas industry expansion: Coastal resource mapping and 3D seismic campaigns. In New Zealand Marine Sciences Society Conference. Auckland. Retrieved from http://nzmss.org/assets/Events/NZMSS-A5-Abstracts-booklet-FINAL5.pdf
Browne, A., Battershill, C. N., Vanneste, J., Prinsep, M., & Clearwater, M. (2015). The Kiwifruit Sector's Big Problem: Fishing for a solution to manage PSA. In New Zealand Marine Sciences Society Conference, Auckland. Retrieved from http://nzmss.org/
Sorenson, S., Battershill, C., & Ross, P. (2015). Open-water multi-trophic aquaculture as a tool for enhancing the environmental and economic sustainability of aquaculture in New Zealand. Poster session presented at the meeting of New Zealand Marine Sciences Society conference. Auckland, New Zealand. Retrieved from http://nzmss.org/assets/Events/NZMSS-A5-Abstracts-booklet-FINAL5.pdf
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