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Associate Professor - Institute of Fundamental Sciences
Professor of Postharvest Engineering Within the Massey Agritech Partnership Research Centre - Massey Agritech Partnership Research Centre
Senior Lecturer in Weed Science - School of Agriculture and Environment
Senior Lecturer in Weed Science, involved in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching in weed biology and control, and also actively involved in research and extension about weed control.
Head of The Massey Institute of Food Science and Technology - Massey Institute of Food Science and Technology
As Director of the Centre for Postharvest and Refrigeration Research I lead a large team of postharvest graduate students working to optimise fruit, vegetable and cut flower storage. Our group has significant external funding, in the general area of maintaining quality or predicting quality changes for perishable fresh products. My research interests have moved from my personal expertise in cell physiology to a more strategic interest in connecting science to growth of the horticulture sector based on novel, high-value niche products. I am increasingly working on programmes relating fruit and vegetable consumption to human health.
Head of School - School of Agriculture and Environment
Senior Lecturer - School of Agriculture and Environment
I have a strong background on how light and hormones are controlling growth and development in a wide range of plant model systems, like potato, tomato, pea, arabidopsis and rice. My PhD was on plant physiological functions of photoreceptors in tomato at Wageningen University (Netherlands). I have worked on various related molecular biological, genetic and crop physiological aspects in several countries since before coming to NZ to Crop & Food Research in Hawke’s Bay where I worked on mainly vegetable production systems. I have joined Massey University since early 2013.
Professor - Institute of Fundamental Sciences
My work concerns applications of DNA and RNA sequencing for ecology, systematics, biosecurity, ecosytem and public health. I am an Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellow and Fellow of the New Zealand Royal Society. In 2010-2012 I held a NZRS James Cook Research Fellowship which gave me the opportunity to investigate different applications of high throughput sequencing.
Senior Lecturer in Environment Management - School of Agriculture and Environment
Marion is a Senior Lecturer in Environmental Management who specialises in plant biodiversity and conservation, and management of the plant-related aspects of the landscape/environment. Her work on New Zealand flora includes native forest restoration projects, and the target species programme of the New Zealand Indigenous Seed Bank project . Other research investigates the diversity of exotic plants in cultivation in New Zealand, their management, and their utility for international conservation programmes. The genus Rhododendron is the current focus, and in 2009 Marion and her research team was awarded the Peter Skellerup Plant Conservation Award for this work.
Professor in Agronomy - School of Agriculture and Environment
Specialise in ecophysiology of forage grasses working in cultivar improvement on issues like water deficit tolerance. Support a wide range of agriculture/environment, soils or natural history projects.
Research Officer - School of Agriculture and Environment
Craig Is a Research Officer in Seed Science and Technology with a research focus on seed of both introduced and indigenous plant species. Craig’s work on indigenous flora centres around seed conservation though ex situ storage of seed as part of the New Zealand Indigenous Seed Bank project, for which Craig is project leader. This work includes research into seed desiccation tolerance, storage and germination. Work on introduced species is looking at the transmission and viability of endophytes beneficial to the New Zealand pastoral sector in seed.
Senior Lecturer in Agronomy - School of Agriculture and Environment
Programme Director - Bachelor of AgriScience - College of Sciences
Crop production: Yield and quality of cereal grain crops; forage crops including cereals, maize for silage and brassica crops; seed production of crop and herbage species.
Farm forestry:Trees in sustainable hill country production systems. Plantation manuka (Leptospermum scoparium) for production of high methylglyoxal (UMF) honey.
Undergraduate:Teaching in the 283 and 119 series papers in the BAgriScience degree. Emphasis on crop agronomy, agricultural systems and trees on farms. As BAgriScience director I provide advice and guidance to students in the programme.
Postgraduate:Supervision and teaching of postgraduate students at masterate and PhD level.
Chair of Grassland Science - School of Agriculture and Environment
Senior Lecturer in Ecology / Zoology - School of Agriculture and Environment
I'm concerned about the state of our planet, and that we need to leave anything for future generations.
I like the outdoors, and enjoy field work, and meeting new ecosystems and new plants.
I'm fussy about details, and I like a tidy office and tidy files.
I do a lot of science editing, and can red-pen anything (as my grad students quickly learn).
Programme Director for the Bachelor of Sciences - College of Sciences
Associate Professor in Ecology - School of Agriculture and Environment
Associate Professor - School of Agriculture and Environment
Senior Lecturer in Plant Protection - School of Agriculture and Environment
I am based in the Institute of Agriculture and Environment where I teach and administer several plant protection courses. I’ve always had an interest in “active learning” facilitated with technology and incorporate this into my lessons. From 2000-2012 all of my research has been in this area, and that period involved several years as a teaching consultant working for the wider university. However, I am now returning to my “roots” in plant pathology. My current research involves assessing fungicide tolerance in Mycosphaerella graminis in local wheat crops.
Senior Tutor - Institute of Fundamental Sciences
Senior Lecturer in Plant Molecular Genetics - Institute of Fundamental Sciences
Senior Lecturer in Plant Systematics - Institute of Fundamental Sciences
Our research focuses on understanding the nature of plant speciation and diversification using a variety of approaches. We use molecular phylogenetics to test ideas of species relationships, taxonomy, biogeography, and character evolution. We also use morphological and molecular tools to understand different evolutionary processes affecting plant speciation, including hybridization and polyploidy (whole genome doubling) and plant mating systems. A recurrent theme of our research is to assess and understand the repeatability of evolution and its effects on morphological and genomic level traits.
Associate Professor - School of Agriculture and Environment
My research is principally focussed on understanding plant responses to environmental factors within the context of increased sustainability and quality in crop production. My key interest is focused on the role of sunlight, and ultraviolet (UV) radiation in particular. Whilst plant responses to UV are numerous, comparatively little is understood regarding the possible exploitation of such endpoints to drive quality within modern crop production. Our research encompasses fundamental plant science, and the application of that knowledge through commercialisation pathways.
Adjunct Professor in Plant Developmental Biology
AgResearch Professorial Fellow in Plant Breeding
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