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Senior Lecturer in Marine Biology, University of Portsmouth

Trevor is a marine ecologist who completed BSc and MSc at Victoria University of Wellington, and PhD at the University of Auckland’s Leigh Marine Laboratory. He spent two years on a postdoc in the Statistics Department at Auckland, followed by four years as a research fellow at the University of Bologna in Italy. He then moved back to New Zealand at the beginning of 2007 to work for NIWA as a senior scientist. Trevor joined the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Portsmouth in April 2012.

Trevor’s past research has focused on the effects of marine reserves (or MPAs), but he has also been involved in studies of fish movement, fish assemblage relationships with habitat, small-scale fisheries assessments, and survey methodologies for fishes. He has also been drawn into studies on soft-sediment ecosystems, distribution of marine mammals, and ecological statistics.

Research interests

-Recovery of exploited species and functional role of marine protected areas
-Trophic structure of reef assemblages
-Spatial variation in marine biodiversity
-Ecology of cryptic fishes


  • –present
    Senior Lecturer in Biological Sciences, University of Portsmouth