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Dr David Aguirre

Senior Lecturer in Marine Ecology

Institute of Natural and Mathematical Sciences

Professional

Prizes and Awards

  • Massey University early career researcher medal. - Massey University (2017)
  • Massey University, College of Science Researcher Fund, Massey University - Massey University (2017)

Research Expertise

Research Interests

Marine ecology

Larval biology

Phenotypic evolution

Quantitative genetics

Eco-evolutionary dynamics

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Behavioural Ecology (060201): Biological Adaptation (060303): Biological Sciences (060000): Community Ecology (060202): Ecology (060200): Evolutionary Biology (060300): Genetics (060400): Life Histories (060308): Marine and Estuarine Ecology (incl. Marine Ichthyology) (060205): Population Ecology (060207): Population, Ecological and Evolutionary Genetics (060411): Quantitative Genetics (incl. Disease and Trait Mapping Genetics) (060412)

Research Projects

Summary of Research Projects

Position Current Completed
Project Leader 4 2

Current Projects

Project Title: Linking genes, phenotypes and communities: Uncovering heritable variation in community structure

Date Range: 2015 - 2018

Funding Body: Royal Society of New Zealand

Project Team:

Completed Projects

Project Title: Kimihia te me ngaro - Seek the things being lost: Incorporating traditional ecological knowledge in assessments of toheroa abundance

Date Range: 2016 - 2017

Funding Body: Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment

Project Team:

Research Outputs

Journal

Muir, PR., Wallace, CC., Done, T., & Aguirre, JD. (2016). Response to letter regarding "Limited Scope for Latitudinal Extension of Reef Corals". Frontiers of Biogeography. 8(4)
[Journal article]Authored by: Aguirre, J.
Pearson, S., Windupranata, W., Pranowo, SW., Putri, A., Ma, Y., Vila-Concejo, A., . . . Arvanitidis, C. (2016). Conflicts in some of the World harbours: what needs to happen next?. Maritime Studies. 15(1)
[Journal article]Authored by: Aguirre, J., Smith, A.
Walter, GM., Wilkinson, MJ., James, ME., Richards, TJ., Aguirre, JD., & Ortiz-Barrientos, D. (2016). Diversification across a heterogeneous landscape. Evolution. 70(9), 1979-1992
[Journal article]Authored by: Aguirre, J.
Brunton, DH., Webb, WH., Aguirre, JD., Thomas, DT., Valcu, M., & Dale, J. (2016). Female song occurs in songbirds with more elaborate female coloration and reduced sexual dichromatism. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution. 4, 1-8 Retrieved from http://journal.frontiersin.org/journal/ecology-and-evolution
[Journal article]Authored by: Aguirre, J., Dale, J.
Aguirre, JD., Blows, MW., & Marshall, DJ. (2016). Genetic compatibility underlies benefits of mate choice in an external fertilizer. American Naturalist. 187(5), 647-657
[Journal article]Authored by: Aguirre, J.
Aguirre, JD., Bollard-Breen, B., Cameron, M., Constantine, R., Duffy, CAJ., Dunphy, B., . . . Wilson, R. (2016). Loved to pieces: Toward the sustainable management of the Waitematā Harbour and Hauraki Gulf. Regional Studies in Marine Science. 8, 220-233
[Journal article]Authored by: Aguirre, J., Liggins, L., Smith, A.
McGuigan, K., Aguirre, JD., & Blows, MW. (2015). Simultaneous estimation of additive and mutational genetic variance in an outbred population of drosophila serrata. Genetics. 201(3), 1239-1251
[Journal article]Authored by: Aguirre, J.
Muir, PR., Wallace, CC., Done, T., & Aguirre, JD. (2015). Limited scope for latitudinal extension of reef corals. Science. 348(6239), 1135-1138
[Journal article]Authored by: Aguirre, J.
Aguirre, JD., Blows, MW., & Marshall, DJ. (2014). The genetic covariance between life cycle stages separated by metamorphosis. Proceedings. Biological sciences / The Royal Society. 281(1788), 20141091-20141091
[Journal article]Authored by: Aguirre, J.
Aguirre, JD., Hine, E., McGuigan, K., & Blows, MW. (2014). Comparing G: Multivariate analysis of genetic variation in multiple populations. Heredity. 112(1), 21-29
[Journal article]Authored by: Aguirre, J.
Rius, M., Potter, EE., Aguirre, JD., & Stachowicz, JJ. (2014). Mechanisms of biotic resistance across complex life cycles. Journal of Animal Ecology. 83(1), 296-305
[Journal article]Authored by: Aguirre, J.
Aguirre, JD., Miller, SH., Morgan, SG., & Marshall, DJ. (2013). Relatedness affects the density, distribution and phenotype of colonisers in four sessile marine invertebrates. Oikos. 122(6), 881-888
[Journal article]Authored by: Aguirre, J.
Aguirre, JD., & McNaught, DC. (2013). Habitat complexity mediates predation of juvenile abalone by starfish. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 487, 101-111
[Journal article]Authored by: Aguirre, J.
Aguirre, JD., & Marshall, DJ. (2012). Genetic diversity increases population productivity in a sessile marine invertebrate. Ecology. 93(5), 1134-1142
[Journal article]Authored by: Aguirre, J.
Aguirre, JD., & Marshall, DJ. (2012). Does genetic diversity reduce sibling competition?. Evolution. 66(1), 94-102
[Journal article]Authored by: Aguirre, J.
Delcourt, M., Blows, MW., Aguirre, JD., & Rundle, HD. (2012). Evolutionary optimum for male sexual traits characterized using the multivariate Robertson-Price identity. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 109(26), 10414-10419
[Journal article]Authored by: Aguirre, J.
Aguirre, JD., & McNaught, DC. (2012). Ontogenetic variability in the habitat associations of haliotis iris in central new zealand. Marine and Freshwater Research. 63(9), 751-761
[Journal article]Authored by: Aguirre, J.
Aguirre, JD., & McNaught, DC. (2011). Habitat modification affects recruitment of abalone in central New Zealand. Marine Biology. 158(3), 505-513
[Journal article]Authored by: Aguirre, J.

Book

McGuigan,, K., & Aguirre, JD. (2016). Quantitative genetic variation, comparing patterns of. In RM. Kilman, (Ed.) The Encyclopaedia of Evolutionary Biology. (pp. 377 - 387). : Oxford: Academic Press
[Chapter]Authored by: Aguirre, J.

Report

Clark, MR., Trnski, T., Constantine, R., Aguirre, JD., Barker, J., Betty, E., . . . van Oosterom, L.(2017). Biodiversity of the Kermadec Islands and offshore waters of the Kermadec Ridge: report of a coastal, marine mammal and deep-sea survey (TAN1612). (Report No. New Zealand Aquatic Environment and Biodiversity Report No. 179). : Ministry for Primary Industries
[Technical Report]Authored by: Aguirre, J., Betty, E., Liggins, L.

Conference

Aguirre, JD., Liggins, LJ., & Muir,, PR. (2016). Doing whatever it takes to survive: examining morphological divergence in high-latitude, reef-building corals. In E. Golder, & A. Connell (Eds.) Proceedings of Kermadec – Discoveries and Connections. (pp. 61 - 63). : Kermadec – Discoveries and Connections
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Aguirre, J., Liggins, L.
Liggins, LJ., Treml,, E., Aguirre, JD., & Trnski,, T. (2016). A building biodiversity story for the shallow marine biodiversity of the Kermadec Archipelago. In E. Golder,, & A. Connell, (Eds.) Proceedings of Kermadec – Discoveries and Connections. (pp. 58 - 60). : Kermadec – Discoveries and Connections
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Aguirre, J., Liggins, L.
Aguirre, JD., Liggins, LJ., & Muir,, PR. (2016, April). Doing whatever it takes to survive: examining morphological divergence in high-latitude, reef-building corals. Presented at Kermadec – Discoveries and Connections. Wellington, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Aguirre, J.
Aguirre, JD., Blom,, W., Landers,, T., & Anderson, MJ. (2016, June). Trait variability in a foundation kelp drives variability in the distribution of biodiversity on temperate reefs. Presented at International Temperate Reef Society Conference. Pisa, Italy.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Aguirre, J.
Aguirre, JD., Blom, W., Landers, T., & Anderson, MJ. (2016, June). Eco-evolutionary Dynamics in a marine ecosystem engineer. Presented at Evolution. Austin, Texas, United States of America.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Aguirre, J.
Aguirre, JD., Muir, PR., Wallace, CC., & Done, T. (2015, July). Limited scope for latitudinal extension of reef corals. Presented at New Zealand Marine Science Society
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Aguirre, J.
Aguirre, JD., Blows,, MW., & Marshall, DJ. (2015, August). Genetic compatibility underlies benefits of mate choice in an external fertilizer. Presented at European Society for Evolutionary Biology. Lausanne, Switzerland.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Aguirre, J.
Aguirre, JD., Blows, MW., & Marshall, DJ. (2014, June). Partitioning additive and nonadditive genetic effects on offspring quality in a broadcast spawning marine invertebrate. Presented at Evolution
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Aguirre, J.
Aguirre, JD., MIller, SH., Morgan, SG., & Marshall, DJ. (2013, November). Genetic diversity influences productivity in marine invertebrate populations. Presented at Ecology Across the Tasman. Auckland, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Aguirre, J.
Rius, M., Potter, EE., Aguirre, JD., & Stachowicz, JJ. (2012, August). Shifting mechanisms biotic resistance across multiple life-history stages reduce the abundance of a non-indigenous marine invertebrate. Presented at Ecological Society of America
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Aguirre, J.Contributed to by: Aguirre, J.
Aguirre, JD., Blows, MW., & Marshall, DJ. (2011, August). Eggs choose the sperm that produce the best quality offspring. Presented at European Society for Evolutionary Biology
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Aguirre, J.

Supervision and Teaching

Summary of Doctoral Supervision

Position Current Completed
Supervisor 1 0

Current Doctoral Supervision

Supervisor of:

  • Hochang Yoo - PhD
    Development of cultivation methods for New Zealand brown algae.

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