Landcare Research - Manaaki Whenua

Landcare-Research -Manaaki Whenua

Systematics

Fungi

The Systematics Team brings together over 40 science staff researching New Zealand's most diverse groups of life on land and in freshwater.

Research addresses our native and introduced plants, insects and other arthropods, fungi, and plant-associated bacteria, to describe New Zealand's biodiversity and species interrelationships and to make that information readily accessible.

Currently, less than 50% of New Zealand's estimated total biodiversity in these groups has been recorded. Research is supported by Landcare Research's five national and international collections of these organisms, along with specialised databases and libraries. The biological collections also hold voucher specimens that authenticate biological studies in diverse branches of science.

 Biosystematists link with colleagues in ecology, conservation, genetics, weed and pest control, plant pathology, bioprospecting, and biosecurity to provide authoritative names and specimen-linked information integral to the applied sciences. Increasingly, species identification and determination of species relationships involves DNA analyses in addition to morphological and biochemical approaches. Holdings of the national collections are a key source of DNA for these studies.

Jessica Beever

Jessica Beever

Research Associate

Location: Auckland

Tel: +64 9 574 4175

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Ilse Breitwieser

Ilse Breitwieser

Portfolio Leader

Location: Lincoln

Tel: +64 3 321 9621

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Peter Buchanan

Peter Buchanan

Science Team Leader/Capability Leader

Location: Auckland

Tel: +64 9 574 4166

Mob: 027 434 1832

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Thomas Buckley

Thomas Buckley

Research Priority Ldr/Invertebrate Syst.

Location: Auckland

Tel: +64 9 574 4116

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Jerry Cooper

Jerry Cooper

Researcher

Location: Lincoln

Tel: +64 3 321 9641

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Allan Fife

Allan Fife

Researcher

Location: Lincoln

Tel: +64 3 321 9664

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Kerry Ford

Kerry Ford

Researcher

Location: Lincoln

Tel: +64 3 321 9669

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Sue Gibb

Sue Gibb

Research Technician

Location: Lincoln

Tel: +64 3 321 9676

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David Glenny

David Glenny

Researcher

Location: Lincoln

Tel: +64 3 321 9679

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Grace Hall

Grace Hall

Research Technician

Location: Auckland

Tel: +64 9 574 4107

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Peter Heenan

Peter Heenan

Research Associate

Location: Lincoln

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Robert Hoare

Robert Hoare

Invertebrate Systematist

Location: Auckland

Tel: +64 9 574 4112

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Peter Johnston

Peter Johnston

Research Leader

Location: Auckland

Tel: +64 9 574 4174

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Mary Korver

Mary Korver

Research Technician

Location: Lincoln

Tel: +64 3 321 9715

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Marie-Claude Lariviere

Marie-Claude Lariviere

Researcher

Location: Auckland

Tel: +64 9 574 4113

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Teresa Lebel

Teresa Lebel

Research Associate

Location: Auckland

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Rich Leschen

Rich Leschen

Invertebrate Systematist/Capability Ldr

Location: Auckland

Tel: +64 9 574 4111

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Eric McKenzie

Eric McKenzie

Research Associate

Location: Auckland

Tel: +64 9 574 4173

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Brian Molloy

Brian Molloy

Research Associate

Location: Lincoln

Tel: +64 3 321 9868

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Linda Newstrom-Lloyd

Linda Newstrom-Lloyd

Research Associate

Location: Lincoln

Tel: +64 6 353 4962

Mob: 021385953

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Phil Novis

Phil Novis

Researcher - Phycologist

Location: Lincoln

Tel: +64 3 321 9760

Mob: 0276000742

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Maj Padamsee

Maj Padamsee

Research Mycologist, Fungarium Curator

Location: Auckland

Tel: +64 9 574 4171

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Elsa Paderes

Elsa Paderes

Research Technician

Location: Auckland

Tel: +64 9 574 4159

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Duckchul Park

Duckchul Park

Lab Technician

Location: Auckland

Tel: +64 9 574 4125

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Shaun Pennycook

Shaun Pennycook

Research Associate

Location: Auckland

Tel: +64 9 574 4176

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Megan Petterson

Megan Petterson

Senior Science Technician

Location: Auckland

Tel: +64 9 574 4157

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Jessie Prebble

Jessie Prebble

Plant Systematist

Location: Lincoln

Tel: +64 3 321 9695

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Debby Redmond

Debby Redmond

Research Technician

Location: Lincoln

Tel: +64 3 321 9785

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Birgit Rhode

Birgit Rhode

Research Technician

Location: Auckland

Tel: +64 9 574 4106

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Rudi Schnitzler

Rudi Schnitzler

Research Associate

Location: Auckland

Tel: +64 9 574 4122

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Ines Schonberger

Ines Schonberger

Manager Allan Herbarium/Capability Ldr

Location: Lincoln

Tel: +64 3 321 9797

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David Seldon

David Seldon

Research Associate

Location: Auckland

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Rob Smissen

Rob Smissen

Researcher/Capability Leader

Location: Lincoln

Tel: +64 3 321 9803

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Adrienne Stanton

Adrienne Stanton

Science Technician

Location: Auckland

Tel: +64 9 574 4172

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Bill Sykes

Bill Sykes

Research Associate

Location: Lincoln

Tel: +64 3 321 9647

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Colin Tan

Colin Tan

Research Associate

Location: Auckland

Tel: +64 9 574 4162

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Sarah Tassell

Sarah Tassell

Science Technician - Invertebrate

Location: Auckland

Tel: +64 9 574 4104

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Katarina Tawiri

Katarina Tawiri

Research Technician

Location: Lincoln

Tel: +64 3 321 9776

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Darren Ward

Darren Ward

Researcher/Capability Leader

Location: Auckland

Tel: +64 9 574 4223

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Bevan Weir

Bevan Weir

Researcher/Capability Leader

Location: Auckland

Tel: +64 9 574 4115

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Rose Williams

Rose Williams

Science Technician

Location: Auckland

Tel: +64 9 574 4156

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Zhi-Qiang Zhang

Zhi-Qiang Zhang

Researcher

Location: Auckland

Tel: +64 9 574 4110

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Zeng Zhao

Zeng Zhao

Nematologist

Location: Auckland

Tel: +64 9 574 4109

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