Find out more about the people behind Cawthron Institute.

Anna Berthelsen

Marine Scientist – Coastal Ecology


  • 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

Publication links

+64 3 548 2319 ext 257