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BGANZ Congress 2019  • 20–23 October • Wellington, New Zealand


AProf Cate Macinnis-Ng

AProf Cate Macinnis-Ng
Associate Professor, Biological Sciences The University of Auckland


I am interested in plant responses to climatic conditions and right now, I’m particularly enthused about drought in New Zealand’s native forests. I completed my undergraduate and PhD degrees in Sydney and then worked as a research fellow on several projects until mid 2010 when I moved to Auckland with my family. I had various roles in the School of Environment before joining the School of Biological Sciences as Lecturer in Ecology in February 2015. At the end of 2015, I was awarded a Rutherford Discovery Fellowship by the Royal Society of New Zealand. My research interests are centred around understanding plant functional responses to environmental conditions. I have used measurement and modelling approaches to investigate the hourly, daily, seasonal and annual patterns in tree water use at leaf and stand scales. From January 2018, I will be a Principle Investigator in Te Pūnaha Matatini.

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