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.
Antarctica; Biology; Ecology; Marine; Science
Aquaculture, Marine Natural Products
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
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
Beets, F., Battershill, C. N., & Muncaster, S. (2017). Climate change effects on sponge functionality and ecosystem services. Poster session presented at the meeting of New Zealand Marine Sciences Society 56th Annual Conference, Mahi Ngātahi: Working Together for Better Management into the Future. Conference held at University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand.
Battershill, C. N. (2017). Marine biotechnology in Aotearoa: just the beginning. In Blue2Green Marine Biotechnology Convention 2017. Conference held in Tauranga, New Zealand.
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