Associate Professor Lindsey White
Associate Dean - International and Enterprise
Phone: (09) 921 9999 ext 8065
AG139, Office of the Dean
AUT North Shore Campus,
90 Akoranga Drive, Northcote,
Auckland 0627, New Zealand
Faculty of Health and Environmental Sciences,
Private Bag 92006,
Auckland 1142, New Zealand
I completed PhD at the University of Auckland in 2001. I was then awarded a three-year Post-Doctoral Fellowship from the New Zealand Foundation for Research, Science and Technology and in 2004 I took up a position as Senior Lecturer in the School of Applied Science at Auckland University of Technology (AUT). I was appointed Head of the School of Interprofessional Health Studies at AUT in 2010 and in 2014 gave this up to take up a position as Associate Dean – International and Enterprise in the Faculty of Health and Environmental Sciences.
My role as Associate Dean is to extend the Faculty’s relationships with international universities as well as commercial and non-commercial organisations and to optimise the return from its efforts and investment.
I continue to teach, supervise and research within the Institute for Applied Ecology New Zealand
, which sits in the School of Applied Sciences here at AUT.
Most of my teaching within the Bachelor of Science is around phycology (seaweeds), marine ecology, aquaculture, fisheries. I also teach a Master’s level paper on evolution. Most of my teaching within the Bachelor of Science is around phycology (seaweeds), marine ecology, aquaculture, fisheries. I also teach a Master’s level paper on evolution.
My main research interest has always been seaweeds. Much of much research has focused on seaweed utilisation, both by humans and by marine herbivores. I currently have several projects on the use of Undaria pinnatifida (an invasive seaweed) in New Zealand from both the wild harvest and aquaculture angles.
More recently I have moved into the fisheries space, and have several projects which are aiming to sustainably enhance the fisheries of both New Zealand surf clams and geoduc. One of AUT’s strategic goals is to increase industry participation in research and in our group we have been very successful in this regard, in fact last year we picked up a national award for research commercialization with Clouldy Bay Clams Ltd. Humans need to access marine resources for a variety of reasons – our job as applied ecologists is to ensure that this is carried out in a sustainable way.
Note that until 2009, I was publishing under the surname "Zemke-White".
This is a list of some recent publications, click here
for a more complete list as well as publication metrics
Wang, K., Li, Y., White, W. L., Lu, J. (2014) Anticancer activity of fucoxanthin extracted from New Zealand Undaria pinnatifida. Journal of Functional Biopolymers. 5 (2), 29-42
Hau, L., Robertson, J., and White, W. L. (2014) Metals in New Zealand Undaria pinnatifida (Wakame). Open Journal of Marine Science
White, L, Lu, J. and White, W. L. (2014) Scoping assessment of the economic viability of harvesting Undaria pinnatifida from NZ mussel lines and potential uses of the collected material. Applied Ecology New Zealand Report 14/01. 76p
Mak, W., Hamid, N., Liu, T. Lu, J. and White, W. L. (2013) Fucoidan from New Zealand Undaria pinnatifida: Monthly variations and determination of antioxidant activities. Vol 95: 1, 606-614
Shaw, S., White, W. L. & Deed B. (Eds.) (2013). Health, Wellbeing and Environment in Aotearoa New Zealand. Melbourne: Oxford University Press.
Huirong Chen, Lixian Fu, Lingxi Luo, Jun Lu, W. Lindsey White and Zhangli Hu. (2011) Induction and Resuscitation of the Viable but Nonculturable State in a Cyanobacteria-Lysing Bacterium Isolated from Cyanobacterial Bloom. Microbial Ecology. DOI 10.1007/s00248-011-9928-2