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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

  • Thrush, S., Pilditch, C. A., Hewitt, J., Savage, C., Gladstone-Gallagher, R., Hillman, J., . . . Thomas, S. (2018). Biodiversity-Ecosystem function relationships and how tipping points transform ecosystems and inform sustainable management. 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.

  • Pilditch, C. A., Lundquist, C., Hewitt, J., Faulkner, L., Cornelisen, C., Whetu, J., & Hall, J. (2018). Sustainable seas: where is the waka going?. In NZ Marine Sciences Society Conference: Weaving The Strands. Conference held at Napier Conference Centre, Napier, New Zealand.

  • Hall, J., Lundquist, C., Pilditch, C. A., Hewitt, J., Faulkner, L., Cornelisen, C., & Whetu, J. (2018). Sustainable seas: where has the waka taken us?. 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