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New Zealand


Molecular Biology

Marine Biology





Post-doctoral Researcher

CESAM, University of Aveiro

Sep 2016 – Apr 2019 Portugal
Responsibilities include:

  • DNA metabarcoding
  • Bioinformatics
  • Photobiology


Victoria University of Wellington

May 2016 – Jul 2019 Wellington, New Zealand
Responsibilities include:

  • Field course
  • Lecturing
  • Demonstrating

Recent Posts

Using R, ggplot2 and ggridges to render reefs I recently came across an artistic use for the geom_ridgeline() function by Garrick …


Molecular cartography of coral-symbiotic algae in 3D

A 3D-modelling approach to characterising the optical niche of Symbiodiniaceae symbionts

Recent & Upcoming Talks

Recent Publications

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High-latitude coral communities are distinct from their tropical counterparts, and how they respond to recent heat wave events that …

The responses of photosynthetic organisms to light stress are of interest for both fundamental and applied research. Functional traits …

Light availability is considered a key factor regulating the thermal sensitivity of reef building corals, where excessive excitation of …

Dinoflagellates of the genus Symbiodinium live in symbiosis with many invertebrates, including reef‐building corals. Hosts maintain …

Background. Climate change causes the breakdown of the symbiotic relationships between reef-building corals and their photosynthetic …