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Professor Conrad Pilditch

Estuarine Ecology

Qualifications: BSc MSc (Dist) Otago, PhD Dalhousie

Personal Website: http://conradpilditch.wordpress.com

Research Interests

My area of speciality is benthic oceanography/ecology focusing on the processes that influence the structure and function of soft-sediment communities. Specifically, I am interested in how hydrodynamics and benthic organisms interact to affect sediment transport, recruitment, nutrient fluxes and food supply. Together with colleagues and students, research has been conducted in a wide range of environments ranging from the inter-tidal to the deep sea, a reflection of the extensive occurrence of soft-sediment habitats.

Recent Publications

  • Collier, K. J., Pilditch, C. A., & Lundquist, C. J. (2019). Mountains‐to‐the‐sea conservation: An island perspective. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems, 8 pages. doi:10.1002/aqc.3197

  • Brandt, S., Marshall, A., Lee, C., Hartland, A., Laverock, B., Vopel, K., . . . Cary, S. C. (2019). The effects of ocean acidification on microbial nutrient cycling and productivity in coastal marine sediments. In 12th Annual New Zealand Ocean Acidification Community Workshop. Conference held at Otago Museum, Dunedin, New Zealand.

  • Staudt, F., Mullarney, J. C., Pilditch, C. A., & Huhn, K. (2019). Effects of grain-size distribution and shape on sediment bed stability, near-bed flow and bed microstructure. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 44, 1100-1116. doi:10.1002/esp.4559

  • Houlihan, E. P., Cornwall, C. E., Lamare, M., & Pilditch, C. (2019). The effects of coralline-algal diffusion boundary layers on juvenile sea urchin, Pseudechinus huttoni, under ocean acidification. In 12th Annual New Zealand Ocean Acidification Community Workshop. Conference held at Otago Museum, Dunedin, New Zealand.

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Contact Details

Email: conrad@waikato.ac.nz
Room: R.2.20
Phone: +64 7 838 4466 ext 6132