Mads Solgaard Thomsen

Centre of Integrative Ecology and Marine Ecology Research Group (MERG), School of Biological Sciences, University of Canterbury UCAN web-page

Phone: +64 3 366 7001 ext. 7076

Office: Biological Sciences 239

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Ph.D. 2004. Environmental Sciences. University of Virginia, US PDF

MSc. 1998. Environmental Biology and Geography, Roskilde University, Denmark



Alfonso Siciliano (Phd; Finished 2018): Testing when and how habitat cascades control biodiversity of marine benthic ecosystems,


Travis Foster (Phd): Competition or facilitation between co-existing foundation species – with implications for biodiversity and conservation

Luca Mondardini (Masters; Finished 2018): Loss of bull kelp and biodiversity following a cataclysmic earthquake


Eliza Oldach (Fulbright visitor; Finished 2016): Herbivory in estuaries; keystone consumption or cascading habitat-formation?,

Isis Metcalfe (Masters: Finished 2017): Phenological, physiological and ecological factors affecting the relationship between Hormosira banksii and its obligate epiphyte Notheia anomala PDF

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Dave Brockerhoff (Masters: Finished 2018): Ecological interactions between the invasive seaweed Undaria pinnatifida and the Green-lipped mussels Perna canaliculus


Thomas Hildebrand (Masters: Finished 2014): Interactions between cockles, parasites and epibiota in the Avon Heathcote Estuary, Christchurch, New Zealand PDF

Key Collaborators

David Schiel, University of Canterbury,

Thomas Wernberg, University of Western Australia,

Peter Staerh, University of Aarhus,

Fernando Tuya, University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria,

Brian Silliman, Duke University,

Marianne Holmer, University of Southern Denmark,

Dan Smale, Marine Biological Association of the UK,

Paul South, Cawthron Institute