David Culliford

Advanced Technical Officer

Qualifications: MSc Biological Science, BSc Environmental Science, HND Marine Environmental Management, Inshore Launch Master, LCoC Scientific Diver


Biology; Coastal Sciences; Ecology; Environmental Science and Technology; Marine; Oceanography

Recent Publications

  • Ross, P. M., Fairweather, R., Culliford, D., Park, S., Pilditch, C. A., & Battershill, C. N. (2016). In situ sampling reveals rapid uptake and depuration of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons by surf clams (Paphies subtriangulata) affected by the Rena oil spill. New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research, 50(1), 56-69. doi:10.1080/00288330.2015.1084934

  • Salvitti, L., Wood, S. A., Fairweather, R., Culliford, D., McNabb, P., & Cary, S. C. (2016). In situ accumulation of tetrodotoxin in non-toxic Pleurobranchaea maculata (Opisthobranchia). Aquatic Sciences, 10 pages. doi:10.1007/s00027-016-0500-5

  • Culliford, D. P., Battershill, C. N., Johnstone, R., Ling, N., & Robinson, M. (2015). Characterisation, Potential Toxicity and Fate of stormwater runoff from log storage areas of the Port of Tauranga. In SETAC Australasia, Nelson 2015. Nelson New Zealand.

  • Culliford, D. P. (2015). Characterisation, potential toxicity and fate of storm water run-off from log storage areas of the Port of Tauranga. (Master's Thesis). Retrieved from Open Access version:

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Contact Details

Room: Coastal Field Station Tauranga
Phone: 07 578 5936