Wendy Nelson

Wendy Nelson specialises in the study of macroalgae – particularly investigating the species found in New Zealand – discovering and describing new species, and investigating the distribution and relationships of macroalgae in the region. Her research includes studies on macroalgal ecology, life histories, anatomy, morphology and phylogenetics. She is a Programme Leader in the Coasts & Oceans National Centre at NIWA and a Professor in the School of Biological Science at the University of Auckland.