Professor Ian D Hogg

Adjunct Professor (School of Science)

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

Research Supervised


  • Collins, Gemma (in progress). The effects of climate change on the genetic diversity of soil arthropods.
  • Gilman, Andrew (in progress). Biodiversity assessment of freshwater benthic macroinvertebrates using next generation DNA sequencing.
  • Woods, Steve (in progress). The consequences of exotic fish removal on the abundance and diversity of zooplankton.
  • Ross, Kathryn (2016). Resistance to African black beetle (Heteronychus arator) in perennial ryegrass (Lolium perenne L.) infected with AR1 endophyte
  • Jones, Tracey (2013). Diversity and population genetic structure of lichens (Buellia frigida and Umbilicaria spp.) in the Ross Dependency, Antarctica.
  • Baillie, Brenda (2012).The physical and biological function of wood in New Zealand's forested stream ecosystems.
  • Knox, Matthew (2012). Diversity of New Zealand deep- sea amphipoda.
  • Ross, Phil (2011). The genetic structure of New Zealand's coastal benthos: using the estuarine clam Austrovenus stutchburyi, to determine rates of gene flow and population connectivity.
  • Sutherland, Darin (2006). Phylogeography and ecology of New Zealand freshwater Amphipoda (Paracalliope, Paraleptamphopus, and Phreatogammarus).
  • Stevens, Mark  (2002). Population genetic structures and dispersal patterns of arthropods in New Zealand and the Ross Dependency Antarctica.
  • Ellis, Rosanne (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.


  • Rohan, 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)

MSc (Research)

  • Binks, Nigel (in progress). Tracking habitat restoration of New Zealand peat lakes using the diversity of riparian spider assemblages.
  • Beet, Clare (2016). Assessing the diversity of Antarctic and New Zealand arthropods through DNA barcoding.
  • Riding, Morgan (2016). Assessing dispersal among habitats for three New Zealand aquatic insects using mitochondrial DNA (COI)  sequences.
  • Doyle, Erin (2016). Assessing the use of molecular techniques to determine terrestrial invertebrate diversity in New Zealand mangroves and detection of blue ducks in New Zealand streams.
  • Podmore, Colleen (2016). Assessing mitochondrial DNA (CO1) barcodes for measuring diveristy of Schizaphis spp. and abundance of Aploneura lentisci.
  • Collins, Gemma (2015). Genetic diversity and potential responses of New Zealand Rotifera and Antarctic Collembola to environmental changes.
  • Watson, Nathan (2014). Assessing the diversity of New Zealand's freshwater copepods (Crustacea: Copepoda) using mitochondrial DNA (COI) sequences.
  • Bennett, Kristi (2013). Impacts of Pliocene and Pleistocene glaciations on genetic diversity among New Zealand and Antarctic arthropods.
  • Demetras, Nicholas (2010). Phylogeography and genetic diversity of terrestrial arthropods from the Ross Dependency, Antarctica.
  • Balvert, Sheree (2006). Limnological characteristics and zooplankton dynamics of a newly filled mine lake.
  • 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.
  • Fowler, Elizabeth (2006). Spatio-temporal distribution and diversity of zooplankton in zoo ponds relative to water quality parameters.
  • Knox, Matthew (2006). Delineating species and population boundaries in Amphipoda (Crustacea) using mitochondrial DNA sequences.
  • McGaughran, Angela (2005). Genetic diversity and phylogeography of New Zealand and Antarctic arthropods
  • Lidgard, Craig (2001) Evaluating the population genetic structure of the New Zealand cockle Austrovenus stutchburyi using allozyme electrophoresis.
  • Warr, Summer (2001) Temporal variation in macroinvertebrate drift in the Wairoa River estuary, Tauranga Harbour, New Zealand
  • Burger, David (2000) Spatial and temporal distribution of zooplankton in the Waikato River.
  • Carter, Nicholas (2000) Longitutinal zonation of littoral benthic invertebrates in the Waikato River and their relationship with environmental variables.
  • Jenkins, Bevan (2000) Distribution and dispersal of aquatic invertebrates in the Waitomo Stream.
  • Smith, Fraser (2000) Combined field and laboratory study evaluating the effects of temperature on the adult sex ratios of Chironomus sp. a and Chironomus zealandicus (Diptera: Insecta).
  • Hudson, Quanah (1999) Genetic variation within and among populations of kokako (Callaeas cinerea)
  • Willman, Pia (1999) Evaluating the population genetic structure of two endemic New Zealand aquatic insects using allozyme electrophoresis.
  • Schnabel, Kareen (1998) Genotypic and phenotypic variation in New Zealand estuarine corophiid amphipods.

BSc (Hons)

  • Feutz, Nicki (2017) Mitochondrial DNA (COI) barcoding of the New Zealand bee fauna (Hymenoptera: Apoidea)

Recent Publications

  • Dickie, I. A., Boyer, S., Buckley, H. L., Duncan, R. P., Gardner, P. P., Hogg, I. D. P., . . . Weaver, L. (2018). Towards robust and repeatable sampling methods in eDNA-based studies. Molecular Ecology Resources, 13 pages. doi:10.1111/1755-0998.12907 Open Access version:

  • Podmore, C., Hogg, I. D., Drayton, G. M., Barratt, B. I. P., Scott, I. A. W., Foottit, R. G., . . . Bulman, S. R. (2018). Study of COI sequences from endemic New Zealand aphids highlights high mitochondrial DNA diversity in Rhopalosiphina (Hemiptera: Aphididae). New Zealand Journal of Zoology. doi:10.1080/03014223.2018.1510843

  • Cooke, T., Kulenkampff, K., Heyns, M., Heathfield, L. J., & Hogg, I. (2018). DNA barcoding of forensically important flies in the Western Cape, South Africa. Genome, 61(12), 823-828. doi:10.1139/gen-2018-0054

  • Ross, P. M., Knox, M. A., Smith, S., Smith, H., Williams, J., & Hogg, I. D. (2018). Historical translocations by Maori may explain the distribution and genetic structure of a threatened surf clam in Aotearoa (New Zealand). Scientific Reports, 8, 8 pages. doi:10.1038/s41598-018-35564-4

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Contact Details

Room: R.2.22