Associate Professor Rochelle Constantine


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Associate Professor

Research | Current

See the Marine Mammal Ecology Group webpage for research projects:

Teaching | Current

Course Director:

BIOSCI 333 - Marine Ecology


BIOSCI 100 - Antarctica

BIOSCI 109 - Ecology & Evolution

BIOSCI 333 - Marine Ecology

BIOSCI 394 - Conservation Biology

BIOSCI 735 - Behavioural Ecology


Postgraduate supervision

PhD Students:

Olivia Hamilton - Hauraki Gulf Mega-fauna (Rachel Fewster, Cameron Walker & Leigh Torres)

Leena Riekkola - Humpback Whale Migration (Alex Zerbini, Gin Andrews-Goff & Ari Firedlaender)

Victoria Warren - Baleen Whale Acoustics (Craig Radford & Kim Goetz)

April Ettington - Baleen Whale Olfaction (Richard Newcomb)

Edy Setyawan - Manta Ray Spatial Ecology and Distribution (Mark Erdmann)

Zohara Rafi - Acoustics for Abundance Estimations (Rachel Fewster & Craig Radford)


MSc Students:

Catherine Meyer - Pilot Whale Social Structure


Research Group Leader - Marine Mammal Ecology Group

Pathway Leader - Marine Biology

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

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  • Riekkola, L., Andrews-Goff, V., Friedlaender, A., Zerbini, A. N., & Constantine, R. (2020). Longer migration not necessarily the costliest strategy for migrating humpback whales. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems, 30 (5), 937-948. 10.1002/aqc.3295
  • Hindell, M. A., Reisinger, R. R., Ropert-Coudert, Y., Hückstädt LA, Trathan, P. N., Bornemann, H., ... Danis, B. (2020). Tracking of marine predators to protect Southern Ocean ecosystems. Nature, 580 (7801), 87-92. 10.1038/s41586-020-2126-y
  • Stephenson, F., Goetz, K., Sharp, B. R., Mouton, T. L., Beets, F. L., Roberts, J., ... Lundquist, C. J. (2020). Modelling the spatial distribution of cetaceans in New Zealand waters. DIVERSITY AND DISTRIBUTIONS, 26 (4), 495-516. 10.1111/ddi.13035
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Carolyn Lundquist
  • Foote, A. D., Martin, M. D., Louis, M., Pacheco, G., Robertson, K. M., Sinding, M.-H. S., ... Ballance, L. (2019). Killer whale genomes reveal a complex history of recurrent admixture and vicariance. Molecular ecology, 28 (14), 3427-3444. 10.1111/mec.15099
  • Derville, S., Torres, L. G., Albertson, R., Andrews, O., Baker, C. S., Carzon, P., ... Gannier, A. (2019). Whales in warming water: Assessing breeding habitat diversity and adaptability in Oceania's changing climate. Global Change Biology, 25 (4), 1466-1481. 10.1111/gcb.14563
  • Carroll, E. L., Gallego, R., Sewell, M. A., Zeldis, J., Ranjard, L., Ross, H. A., ... Constantine, R. (2019). Multi-locus DNA metabarcoding of zooplankton communities and scat reveal trophic interactions of a generalist predator. Scientific reports, 9 (1)10.1038/s41598-018-36478-x
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Emma Carroll, Mary Sewell, Richard Newcomb
  • Constantine, R., Iwata, T., Nieukirk, S. L., & Penry, G. S. (2018). Future directions in research on Bryde's whales. Frontiers in Marine Science, 5 (SEP).10.3389/fmars.2018.00333
  • Riekkola, L., Zerbini, A. N., Andrews, O., Andrews-Goff, V., Baker, C. S., Chandler, D., ... Donnelly, D. (2018). Application of a multi-disciplinary approach to reveal population structure and Southern Ocean feeding grounds of humpback whales. Ecological Indicators, 89, 455-465. 10.1016/j.ecolind.2018.02.030


Contact details

Primary office location

Level 1, Room 150
New Zealand

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