Center Personnel

Director - Craig Cary

Craig Cary is a Professor at the University of Waikato, studying microbial diversity. Professor Cary is one of several Principle Investigators and Field Event Leaders on the nzTABS project.

Associate Director - Charles Lee

Based at the University of Waikato, Charlie researches the microbial ecology of the Antarctic Dry Valleys.  Dr. Lee is involved with planning and executing ICTAR’s Antarctic field seasons, while working on his own research program.

International Director - Allan Green

One of the head Principle Investigators in the Project, Allan Green is an Emeritus Professor at the University of Waikato based in Spain. His interests focus on photosynthesis in lichens from all over the world, and has included sending Antarctic lichens into space.

Associate Personnel

Byron Adams

Professor of Biology
College of Life Sciences, Brigham Young University

Stephen Archer

Senior Research Fellow
School of Science, Auckland University of Technology

Megan Balks

Adjunct Senior Fellow
School of Science, University of Waikato

Jeb Barrett

Professor of Biological Sciences
Department of Biological Sciences at Virginia Tech

Mike Bentley

I’m a geomorphologist, a scientist who studies how the landscape gets formed, and have worked in the Dry Valleys.

Department of Geography, Durham University

Lars Brabyn

Senior Lecturer
Geography Programme, University of Waikatoiversity of Waikato

Tancredi Caruso

Associate Professor,
School of Biology and Environmental Science, University College Dublin

Don Cowan

Professor and Director
Genomic Research Institute, University of Pretoria

Craig Herbold

Staff Scientist
Division of Microbial Ecology, University of Vienna

David Hopkins

University of Bolton

Ian Hawes

Coastal Marine Station, University of Waikato

Marwan Katurji

Senior Lecturer
School of Earth and Environment, University of Canterbury

Ian McDonald

Originally from the U.K, Ian works at the University of Waikato studying the micro-organisms of the Dry Valleys

School of Science, University of Waikato

Steve Pointing

Professor and Director
Division of Science, Yale-NUS in Singapore

Eric Sokol

Studying Quantitative Ecology via metacommunities 

Staff Scientist
NEON and Battelle Ecology

Diana Wall

Distinguished Professor
Department of Biology, Colorado State University.

Peyman Zawar-Reza

School of Earth and Environment, University of Canterbury