DR MATTHEW STOTT
BSc (Hons) Microbiology PhD Environmental Microbiology
Senior Lecturer - University of Canterbury (New Zealand)
I’m a microbiologist who conducts research into geobiological and ecological interactions of microorganisms and their ecosystems. This work aims to underpin conservation efforts, provide for industrial applications, and to understand the ecosystem services provided by these microbial communities. Much of my research has utilised the extreme geothermal ecosystems in the central north island of New Zealand (Taupo Volcanic Zone), but also includes subsurface, polluted and mining environments, marine ecosystems and industrial settings.
I teach and undertake this work from the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand and collaborate with other researchers from around NZ and the world.