Wendy Nelson

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Seaweeds of New Zealand

Wendy Nelson specialises in marine phycology, particularly the biosystematics of macroalgae of New Zealand, with research on floristics, evolution and phylogeny, as well as ecology, and life history studies. She is currently working on a range of projects including the systematics and biology of coralline algae, and on the regional floras of Manawatāwhi (Three Kings Islands), Rangitahua (Kermadec Islands) as well as in Fiordland and Stewart Island. Wendy is a Principal Scientist at NIWA in the biosystematics team and a Professor in the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Auckland.

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