Ecologist, Herpetologist, Lecturer
BSc(Hons, first class) in Zoology (2001), Victoria University, Wellington. PhD in Ecology (2008), Macquarie University, Sydney. Chris has an interest in both marine and terrestrial ecology, with a particular focus on herpetology. He has experience working with New Zealand's native herpetofauna, and currently holds site-specific permits relating to surveys for native frogs, native lizards, and tuatara. He also has a more general interest in the conservation and management of our native species, and has designed surveys that span a broad range of ecological issues. This includes techniques for using tree weta (Hemideina species) as a tool for ecological monitoring, and surveys of a coastal saltmarsh threatened by rising sea levels and inundation. Chris has been with EcoQuest since 2010. He works with community groups and local councils to co-ordinate several long-term monitoring projects.