Dr. Jonathan Waters is a biologist at the University of Otago, New Zealand. He specialises in the analysis of genetic variation in spatial and evolutionary contexts. His marine biological research on marine mammals, penguins, kelp and invertebrates emphasises the roles of extinction and long-distance dispersal in shaping biological assemblages of the Southern Hemisphere. His ancient-DNA research has highlighted dramatic prehistoric shifts in several of New Zealand’s iconic coastal vertebrate species. His freshwater fish and insect research highlights the tight relationships between tectonic processes and biological evolution.
The Dr. Jonathan Waters He is a biologist at the University of Otago, New Zealand. He specializes in analysis of genetic variation in spatial contexts and evolutionary. His research in marine biology of marine mammals, penguins, kelp and invertebrates focuses on how extinction and long-distance dispersal model marine communities in the Northern Hemisphere. His research on ancient DNA revealed dramatic historical changes of invertebrate species iconic coastal New Zealand. His research on freshwater fish and insects showed the close relationship between tectonic processes and biological evolution.