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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

  • Mangan, S., Bryan, K., Thrush, S., Lohrer, A., & Pilditch, C. A. (2018). Temporal and spatial variability in light climate across New Zealand's estuaries. In NZ Marine Sciences Society Conference: Weaving The Strands. Conference held at Napier Conference Centre, Napier, New Zealand.

  • Douglas, E. J., Pilditch, C. A., Lohrer, A. M., Savage, C., Schipper, L. A., & Thrush, S. F. (2018). Sedimentary environment influences ecosystem response to nutrient enrichment. Estuaries and Coasts, 15 pages. doi:10.1007/s12237-018-0416-5

  • Jones, H. F. E., Ozkundakci, D., McBride, C. G., Pilditch, C. A., Allan, M. G., & Hamilton, D. P. (2018). Modelling interactive effects of multiple disturbances on a coastal lake ecosystem: Implications for management. Journal of Environmental Management, 207, 444-455. doi:10.1016/jjenvman.2017.11.063

  • Thomas, S., Savage, C., & Pilditch, C. A. (2018). Does size matter? The effect of bivalves on ecosystem functioning in sandflats. In NZ Marine Sciences Society Conference: Weaving The Strands. Conference held at Napier Conference Centre, Napier, New Zealand.

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Contact Details

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