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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.

  • Clark, D., Hewitt, J., Ellis, J., Pilditch, C. A., & Zaiko, A. (2018). The multivariate Benthic Health Model: a standardised and sensitive approach to assessing estuary health across New Zealand. In NZ Marine Sciences Society Conference: Weaving The Strands. Conference held at Napier Conference Centre, Napier, New Zealand.

  • Drylie, T. P., Pilditch, C. A., Needham, H. R., Lohrer, A. M., & Hartland, A. (2018). Does calcium carbonate alter the functional resilience of coastal sediments to eutrophication-induced acidification?. In NZ Marine Sciences Society Conference: Weaving The Strands. Conference held at Napier Conference Centre, Napier, New Zealand.

  • Gladstone-Gallagher, R., Pilditch, C. A., Mangan, S., & Thrush, S. (2018). Biophysical feedbacks between eutrophication and sediment erodibility demonstrate cumulative effects of multiple stressors in estuaries. 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