- PhD Marine Science. University of Auckland NZ, 2014
- BSc Hons (first class) Zoology and Ecology. University of Otago and University of Canterbury NZ, 2005
Role at Cawthron
Anna Berthelsen is a marine scientist in our coastal and freshwater group. Anna's research specialties include the ecology of shallow coastal ecosystems, particularly the diverse abundant groups of small mobile invertebrates found in rocky reefs. She also has experience in other areas of science including aquaculture, biosecurity, biodiversity collection and marine and freshwater ecological consultancy.
Technical skills, experience and interests
- Rocky reef ecology
- Ecological functioning
- Herbivore interactions
- Predation on invasive species
- Physical and biological influences on invertebrate distribution
- Berthelsen A, Gillespie PA, Clement D and Peacock L 2015. State of the environment monitoring of Wairau Estuary. Prepared for Marlborough District Council. 62 pages plus appendices.
- Berthelsen A, Hewitt JE and Taylor RB 2015. Biological traits and taxonomic composition of invertebrate assemblages associated with coralline turf along an environmental gradient. Marine Ecology Progress Series 530:15-17 DOI: 10.3354/meps11337 .
- Berthelsen A and Taylor RB 2014. Arthropod mesograzers reduce epiphytic overgrowth of subtidal coralline turf. Marine Ecology Progress Series (Impact Factor: 2.64). 11/2014; 515:123-132. DOI:10.3354/meps11025 .
- Berthelsen A, Hewitt JE and Taylor RB 2014. Coralline turf-associated fauna are affected more by spatial variability than host species identity. Marine Biodiversity DOI: 10.1007/s12526-014-0270-z http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs12526-014-0270-z .