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Dr Peter Dillingham

Office: Science III, room 516
Phone: 479-5971

Research Interests

Visit my homepage for details and for potential PhD, MS, and Honours projects. Briefly, my interests fall into four broad categories:

  • Population modelling of seabirds, sharks, and other marine megafauna: parameter estimation, demographic modelling, and management implications
  • Our changing ocean: experimental design to measure consequences of global climate change on marine organisms
  • Modelling chemical sensors: development of analytical methods for chemical sensors and sensor arrays
  • Model uncertainty and misspecification: model averaging and post hoc adjustments for the construction of improved confidence intervals

Recent Publications

  • Vance, J. M., Currie, K., Zeldis, J., Dillingham, P. W., & Law, C. S. (2022). An empirical MLR for estimating surface layer DIC and a comparative assessment to other gap-filling techniques for ocean carbon time series. Biogeosciences, 19, 241-269. doi: 10.5194/bg-19-241-2022
  • Pankhurst, M. W., Dillingham, P. W., & Peña, A. S. (2022). Proteolytic activation of anti-Müllerian hormone is suppressed in adolescent girls. Endocrine. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1007/s12020-021-02955-z
  • Krieger, E., Taise, A., Gaitán-Espitia, J. D., Le Ru, E., Dillingham, P. W., Davy, S. K., … Cornwall, C. E. (2021). Resistance of coralline algae to ocean warming and marine heatwaves. Phycologia, 60(Suppl. 1), (pp. 100-101). doi: 10.1080/00318884.2021.1922050
  • Fletcher, D., Newman, J., McKechnie, S., Bragg, C., Dillingham, P., Clucas, R., Scott, D., Uhlmann, S., Lyver, P. O., Gormley, A. M., … Kitson, J., … Moller, H. (2021). Projected impacts of climate change, bycatch, harvesting, and predation on the Aotearoa New Zealand tītī Ardenna grisea population. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 670, 223-238. doi: 10.3354/meps13763
  • Saint-Macary, A. D., Barr, N., Armstrong, E., Safi, K., Marriner, A., Gall, M., McComb, K., Dillingham, P. W., & Law, C. S. (2021). The influence of ocean acidification and warming on DSP & DMS in New Zealand coastal water. Proceedings of the 14th Annual New Zealand Ocean Acidification Conference: Ocean Acidification in a Decade of Ocean Science. (pp. 27). Retrieved from