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.

Kate Augustine

Kate Augustine

Postdoctoral Fellow

Location: Auckland

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Jessica Beever

Jessica Beever

Research Associate

Location: Auckland

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Ilse Breitwieser

Ilse Breitwieser

Plant Systematist

Location: Lincoln

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Sam Brown

Sam Brown

Research Associate

Location: Auckland

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Peter Buchanan

Peter Buchanan

Science Team Leader/Capability Leader

Location: Auckland

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Thomas Buckley

Thomas Buckley

Invertebrate Systematist / RPAL / Capability Leader

Location: Auckland

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Jerry Cooper

Jerry Cooper

Researcher

Location: Lincoln

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Trevor Crosby

Trevor Crosby

Research Associate - Emeritus

Location: Auckland

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David Drury

David Drury

Research Associate - Emeritus

Location: Lincoln

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John Dugdale

John Dugdale

Research Associate - Emeritus

Location: Nelson

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Allan Fife

Allan Fife

Research Associate

Location: Lincoln

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Kerry Ford

Kerry Ford

Researcher

Location: Lincoln

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Sue Gibb

Sue Gibb

Research Technician

Location: Lincoln

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David Glenny

David Glenny

Researcher

Location: Lincoln

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Paula Greer

Paula Greer

Research Assistant

Location: Lincoln

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Grace Hall

Grace Hall

Research Technician

Location: Auckland

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Warwick Harris

Warwick Harris

Research Associate - Emeritus

Location: Dunedin

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Peter Heenan

Peter Heenan

Research Associate

Location: Lincoln

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Robert Hoare

Robert Hoare

Invertebrate Systematist

Location: Auckland

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Peter Johnston

Peter Johnston

Research Leader

Location: Auckland

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Mary Korver

Mary Korver

Research Technician

Location: Lincoln

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Marie-Claude Lariviere

Marie-Claude Lariviere

Researcher

Location: Auckland

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Andre Larochelle

Andre Larochelle

Research Associate - Emeritus

Location: Auckland

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Teresa Lebel

Teresa Lebel

Research Associate

Location: Auckland

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Diana Lee

Diana Lee

Science Technician

Location: Auckland

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Rich Leschen

Rich Leschen

Invertebrate Systematist

Location: Auckland

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Bryony MacMillan

Bryony MacMillan

Research Associate - Emeritus

Location: Lincoln

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Svetlana Malysheva

Svetlana Malysheva

Biosecurity Science Technician

Location: Auckland

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Nicholas Martin

Nicholas Martin

Research Associate - Emeritus

Location: Auckland

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Ann Mc Cartney

Ann Mc Cartney

Postdoctoral Fellow

Location: Auckland

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Eric McKenzie

Eric McKenzie

Research Associate

Location: Auckland

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Brian Molloy

Brian Molloy

Research Associate

Location: Lincoln

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Linda Newstrom-Lloyd

Linda Newstrom-Lloyd

Research Associate

Location: Lincoln

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Phil Novis

Phil Novis

Researcher - Phycologist

Location: Lincoln

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Mahajabeen Padamsee

Mahajabeen Padamsee

Research Mycologist, Fungarium Curator

Location: Auckland

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Elsa Paderes

Elsa Paderes

Research Technician

Location: Auckland

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Duckchul Park

Duckchul Park

Lab Technician

Location: Auckland

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Megan Petterson

Megan Petterson

Senior Science Technician/Capability Leader

Location: Auckland

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Jessie Prebble

Jessie Prebble

Plant Systematist

Location: Lincoln

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Debby Redmond

Debby Redmond

Research Technician

Location: Lincoln

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Birgit Rhode

Birgit Rhode

Research Technician

Location: Auckland

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Geoff Ridley

Geoff Ridley

Portfolio Leader, Characterising Land Biota

Location: Wellington

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Sue Scheele

Sue Scheele

Research Associate - Emeritus

Location: Lincoln

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Rudi Schnitzler

Rudi Schnitzler

Research Associate

Location: Auckland

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Ines Schonberger

Ines Schonberger

Manager Allan Herbarium/Capability Ldr

Location: Lincoln

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Dave Seldon

Dave Seldon

Research Associate

Location: Auckland

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Rob Smissen

Rob Smissen

Researcher/RPAL/Capability Leader

Location: Lincoln

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Chris Smith

Chris Smith

Laboratory Technician

Location: Auckland

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Adrienne Stanton

Adrienne Stanton

Science Technician

Location: Auckland

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Colin Tan

Colin Tan

Research Associate

Location: Auckland

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Sarah Tassell

Sarah Tassell

Collection Manager

Location: Auckland

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Katarina Tawiri

Katarina Tawiri

Research Technician

Location: Lincoln

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Steve Wagstaff

Steve Wagstaff

Research Associate - Emeritus

Location: Lincoln

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Annette Walker

Annette Walker

Research Associate - Emeritus

Location: Auckland

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Darren Ward

Darren Ward

Researcher/Capability Leader

Location: Auckland

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Colin Webb

Colin Webb

Research Associate - Emeritus

Location: Lincoln

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Bevan Weir

Bevan Weir

Researcher

Location: Auckland

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Rose Williams

Rose Williams

Science Technician

Location: Auckland

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Hugh Wilson

Hugh Wilson

Research Associate - Emeritus

Location: Lincoln

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Zhi-Qiang Zhang

Zhi-Qiang Zhang

Researcher

Location: Auckland

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Zeng Zhao

Zeng Zhao

Nematologist / Capability Leader

Location: Auckland

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