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Associate Professor Ian Hogg

Associate Professor (Biological Sciences)

Qualifications: B.Sc. Toronto, M.App.Sc. Canberra, Ph.D. Toronto

Research Interests

  • Biodiversity of Antarctic invertebrates
  • Genetic diversity & conservation of natural populations
  • Freshwater and estuarine ecology
  • Global climate change & environmental stress

Students Supervised


  • Woods, Steve (in progress). Effects of non-indigenous fish removal on zooplankton densities and species richness in NZ freshwater lakes.
  • Knox, Matthew (2013). Diversity and population connectivity of deep-sea and Antarctic amphipods. (recipient of a Tertiary Education Commission [TEC] Top Achiever Scholarship).
  • Ross, Philip (2012). Population connectivity and diversity of bivalves in New Zealand estuaries.
  • Jones, Tracey (2013). Diversity and population genetic structure of lichens (Buellia frigida and Umbilicaria spp.) in the Ross Dependency, Antarctica. (recipient of an Antarctica New Zealand Scholarship)
  • Baillie, Brenda (2012).The effects of large woody debris on the ecology of stream ecosystems: a large-scale field manipulation
  • Sutherland, Darin L (2006). Phylogeography and ecology of New Zealand freshwater Amphipoda (Paracalliope, Paraleptamphopus, and Phreatogammarus). (currently Regional Scientist, New Zealand Department of Conservation) [pictured below]
  • Stevens, Mark I (2002). Population genetic structures and dispersal patterns of arthropods in New Zealand and the Ross Dependency Antarctica.(Recently appointed as a Curator of Entomology at the South Australia Museum)
  • Ellis, Rosanne J (2001). An assessment of endocrine disrupting potential of a New Zealand pulp and paper mill effluent using rainbow trout Oncorhynchus mykiss and mosquitofish Gambusia affinis(Following graduation was a Research Scientist at the New Zealand Forest Research Institute – now SCION)


  • Rohan, T.Chelve (in progress). Effect of Nitrogen fertiliser, clover presence and ryegrass cultivar on nematode diversity in New Zealand pasture soils
  • Nolan, Liam (2006). Population genetic structure of Antarctic springtails (Collembola) and New Zealand damselflies (Odonata)


  • Collins, Gemma (in progress).  The effect of environmental temperature changes on the genetic diversity of Antarctic springtails
  • Doyle, Erin (in progress).  Assessing the diversity of terrestrial invertebrates in new Zealand's mangrove forests
  • Pepper, Kate (in progress).  The reproductive physiology and behaviour of New Zealand Native Bullies
  • Bennett, Kristi (submitted).  DNA barcoding of New Zealand caddisflies (Trichoptera)
  • Demetras, Nicholas (2010). Fine scale genetic diversity among Collembola and Nematoda in the Ross Dependency, Antarctica
  • Balvert, Sheree (2006). Limnological characteristics and zooplankton dynamics of a newly filled mine lake. (currently, Scientist, AgResearch, New Zealand)
  • Brett, Christie (2006). Testing the effectiveness of the mitochondrial DNA cytochrome c oxidase subunit 1 (COI) gene locus for identifying species of polychaete worm (Polychaeta: Annelida) in New Zealand. (Following graduation was a marine interpreter in Dunedin)
  • Fowler, Elizabeth (2006). Spatio-temporal distribution and diversity of zooplankton in zoo ponds relative to water quality parameters. (Currently Research Associate, University of Waikato)
  • Knox, Matthew (2006). Delineating species and population boundaries in Amphipoda (Crustacea) using mitochondrial DNA sequences. (Currently PhD candidate, University of Waikato)
  • McGaughran, Angela (2005). Genetic diversity and phylogeography of New Zealand and Antarctic arthropods (Recipient of an Antarctica New Zealand Scholarship and currently PhD student, Massey University)


Freshwater ecology; the consequences of environmental change for aquatic invertebrates; developing strategies for the conservation and protection of natural populations.

Recent Publications

  • Banks, J., Cary, S., Hogg, I. (2014) Isolated faecal bacterial communities found for Weddell seals, Leptonychotes weddellii, at White Island, McMurdo Sound, Antarctica
    Refereed journal article - Polar Biology
  • Colesie, C., Green, T., Türk, R., Hogg, I., Sancho, L., Budel, B. (2014) Terrestrial biodiversity along the Ross Sea coastline, Antarctica: lack of a latitudinal gradient and potential limits of bioclimatic modeling
    Refereed journal article - Polar Biology
  • Jones, T., Hogg, I., Wilkins, D., Green, T. (2013) Photobiont selectivity for lichens and evidence for a possible glacial refugium in the Ross Sea Region, Antarctica
    Refereed journal article - Polar Biology
  • Baillie, B., Hicks, B., van den Heuvel, M., Kimberley, M., Hogg, I. (2013) The effects of wood on stream habitat and native fish assemblages in New Zealand
    Refereed journal article - Ecology of Freshwater Fish

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Hogg, AProf Ian 4139 hogg R.2.22 School of Science

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