David P Culliford

Technical Team Leader - Tauranga. School of Science Vessel 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

Recent Publications

  • Clark, D., Taiapa, C., Sinner, J., Taikato, V., Culliford, D., Battershill, C., . . . Patterson, M. (2018). 2016 Subtidal Ecological Survey of Tauranga Harbour and development of benthic health models: 2016 Subtidal Ecological Survey of Tauranga Harbour and Development of Benthic Health Models (OTOT Research Report No. 4). Palmerston North New Zealand: Massey University. Open Access version:

  • Culliford, D., & Ross, P. M. (2018). Pipi vs. the dredge! Tracking the recovery of Paphies australis following the Tauranga Harbour capital dredging campaign. In NZ Marine Sciences Society Conference: Weaving The Strands. Conference held at Napier Conference Centre, Napier, New Zealand.

  • 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

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Contact Details

Room: Coastal Field Station Tauranga
Phone: 07 578 5927