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Dr Andrea Clavijo McCormick PhD

Senior Research Officer

Doctoral Supervisor
School of Agriculture and Environment



  • Doctor of Natural Sciences - Friedrich-Schiller University (2014)

Certifications and Registrations

  • Licence, Supervisor, Massey University

Research Projects

Current Projects

Project Title: Plant communication in times of rapid environmental change

Date Range: 2021 - 2024

Funding Body: Royal Society of New Zealand

Project Team:

Teaching and Supervision

Current Doctoral Supervision

Main Supervisor of:

  • Moses Kamanga - Doctor of Philosophy
    Exploring the growth dynamics of Moringa and its allelopathic potential in New Zealand

Co-supervisor of:

  • Claryssa De Oliveira Mota - Doctor of Philosophy
    New Zealand willows (Salix spp.), their metabolites and their plant-herbivore interactions
  • Paul Barrett - Doctor of Philosophy
    Investigating defensive plant secondary compounds of heather and their effects on heather beetle biocontrol agent establishment and performance.

Completed Doctoral Supervision

Main Supervisor of:

  • 2022 - Jorge Bresciano Kauffman - Doctor of Philosophy
    The role of microorganisms in shaping the nectar chemistry of Mānuka plants (Leptospermum scoparium)
  • 2020 - Evans Effah - Doctor of Philosophy
    Volatile organic compounds emitted by invasive and native plant species under invasion scenarios and their potential ecological roles

Co-supervisor of:

  • 2020 - Kyaw Tun - Doctor of Philosophy
    Multitrophic Interactions Involving the Giant Willow Aphid, Tuberolachnus salignus (Gmelin)
  • 2020 - Surya Diantina - Doctor of Philosophy
    Comparison of Seed Traits of Tropical (Indonesia) and Temperate (New Zealand) Orchid Species to Support Orchid Seed Conservation