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
Clark, D., Taiapa, C., Sinner, J., Taikato, V., Culliford, D., Battershill, C., . . . Patterson, M. (2018). 2016 Subtidal Ecological Survey of Tauranga Harbour and development of benthic health models: 2016 Subtidal Ecological Survey of Tauranga Harbour and Development of Benthic Health Models (OTOT Research Report No. 4). Palmerston North New Zealand: Massey University. Open Access version: https://hdl.handle.net/10289/12337
Cadwallader, H., Fernihough, G., Ross, P., Francis, M., & Battershill, C. N. (2018). Feeding on the fringe! The implications of mangrove removal for eagle rays. In NZ Marine Sciences Society Conference: Weaving The Strands. Conference held at Napier Conference Centre, Napier, New Zealand.
Schiel, D. R., Ayling, T., Kingsford, M. J., Battershill, C. N., Choat, J. H., Andrew, N. L., . . . Jones, G. P. (2018). Change in the rocky reef fish fauna of the iconic Poor Knights Islands Marine Reserve in north-eastern New Zealand over 4 decades. Marine and Freshwater Research, 69(10), 1496-1507. doi:10.1071/MF18037
McCormack, S., Battershill, C., Ross, P., & Kelly, M. (2018). A biogeographic baseline of Taranaki sponge communities: assessing the effects of catchment runoff and reviewing stability of species assemblages. In NZ Marine Sciences Society Conference: Weaving The Strands. Conference held at Napier Conference Centre, Napier, New Zealand.
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