Congratulations to Libby for her promotion to Associate Professor!
Dr. Libby Liggins’ has an international research profile in the marine biodiversity sciences – from genomics to macroecology – and an established reputation for developing initiatives in support of research best-practice and to connect academic science with practical outcomes. Her research has a strong focus on global change and human well-being, addressing contemporary environmental and social challenges nationally and internationally. She has published in leading journals such as Nature Reviews Genetics, Science, and PNAS, and participates in several global research initiatives, including as an elected Scientific Committee member of the International Science Council’s World Data System. Libby is currently a Royal Society Te Apārangi Rutherford Discovery Fellow.
Some of Libby and her team’s work involves application of GIS to marine science, including the study of geographic distribution of marine species in New Zealand and how this is changing over time, including this recent paper.