Dr Anna Santure

Lecturer – Genetics Ecology, Evolution and Behaviour


My research aims to understand the genetic basis of characteristics that are important for survival and reproduction, and to make predictions about the adaptive potential of populations based on the genetic variation they have. In 2015 I started a project to understand the evolutionary potential in hihi, using the wonderful dataset of individual measurements collected from the hihi population on Tiritiri Matangi.

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    Vagrant bachelors could save rare bird

    A study conducted between research partners at the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) in the United Kingdom and the University of Auckland in New Zealand has revealed the importance of single males in small, threatened populations. Results from a study of endangered New Zealand hihi (Notiomystis cincta), were recently published in the research journal Evolutionary […]

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